Privacy & Cybersecurity

The laws concerning privacy and data security continually evolve to keep up with new innovations in commerce. Likewise, as new technologies take hold, it has become easier than ever for departing employees, competitors and hackers to gain access to your valuable trade secrets. Our attorneys counsel corporate clients on compliance with privacy laws and protecting data and trade secrets.

Privacy and Data Security: 

The SR regulatory group provides up to the minute counsel and regulatory solutions for compliance with privacy and cybersecurity requirements and best practices. Our team recognizes the multilayered nature of regulations in this area and can find the right solution based on the unique circumstances of each client. Chair, Monica Baumann, is our in-house Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP). As a litigator and adviser with extensive experience in the automotive industry, Ms. Bauman is one of a few people who can boast expertise in privacy law affecting auto dealerships and automotive companies.

Christian Scali, Bert Rasmussen and Ms. Baumann are also well-versed in the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and its implications for all types of businesses. They develop CCPA Compliance Programs for SR clients and counsel SR clients on legal issues and compliance programs involving the CCPA. They are frequent speakers on CCPA compliance issues and Mr. Rasmussen and Ms. Baumann have given several webinars on the subject.

Trade Secrets:

Often, the most valuable asset a company has is the secrecy of its product development, customer lists, release dates, expense structure, compensation structure, business plans and financial strategies. We develop trade secret protection plans and counsel businesses on identifying, valuing and protecting their trade secrets. We counsel clients in developing effective policies and procedures for handling the departure of key employees and on-boarding key employees from a competitor. Additionally, we counsel clients on strategies and options in the event a trade secret theft is suspected or discovered and aggressive litigate trade secret misappropriation cases. Our attorneys have successfully obtained temporary restraining orders and injunctions against former employees and new competitors for theft of trade secrets and other confidential information. We have also successfully deflected attempts by competitors to obtain temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions against our clients.

Our attorneys are frequent speakers and publishers of articles on the law of trade secrets and trade secret protection plans.