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Privacy & Cybersecurity

Into the Breach

Businesses face increasingly sophisticated cyber threats and aggressive regulatory enforcement. Companies of all sizes and types are impacted by security lapses, digital security compromises and data breaches.

Ransomware, malware, spyware and denials of service can bring a business to its knees and erode trust with customers. Cybersecurity insurance is only one piece of the puzzle when it comes to protecting data and restoring operations when bad actors attack. When an incident occurs, we’re ready to help you respond to the legal ramifications and ensure proper insurance recovery, when applicable, as painlessly as possible.

Preparing for the Future

Preparation is the best approach. Internal policies, systems and procedures need to be written and followed to adhere to all applicable jurisdictional requirements. Navigating these can be especially tricky when operating a multi-jurisdictional business. Employees, contractors, and other business partners need to be held accountable to your standards of care. Murphy Pearson’s Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice is here to help companies bridge the gap between their historical practices and the quickly evolving demands moving us into the future.

Data Incident Analysis & Breach Coaching

  • Data disclosures
  • Risk assessments and best practices advice
  • Incident response plans
  • Training programs for employees
  • Employment and subcontractor contract security provisions
  • Point of Service (POS) security for hospitality providers

Investigations & Regulatory

  • Security breach investigations
  • Data response and crisis management, including:
    • Federal and state legal notification requirements
    • Data governance standards
    • Regulatory compliance issues
  • Guidance through forensic investigations
  • Responses to regulatory inquires and investigations by:
    • Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
    • Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights (DHHS OCR)
    • Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
    • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
    • State Attorneys General
    • Financial regulators
    • Individuals

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News + Events

2022 Director Elevations

Murphy Pearson is pleased to announce the elevation of Thomas F. Mazzucco, Christopher R. Ulrich and Joseph S. Leveroni to the positions of Directors. All three newly appointed directors bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the firm. Serving a wide range of practices, they have each forged...

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Expertise, Diversity & Growth Define Firm’s Seattle Office

Long before Zoom, virtual backgrounds and home offices, Murphy Pearson (MPBF) attorney Nick Larson needed to relocate from San Francisco and work remotely from Washington state. MPBF agreed to this arrangement on a trial basis. Nearly a decade later it is clear that this arrangement did not simply function,...

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Sacramento Office Expands Team

MPBF welcomes the additions of Senior Counsel I. Hooshie Broomand (University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law) and Associate Collin Chandler (UC Davis School of Law) to their Sacramento office this month. Hooshie’s practice includes general civil litigation with focuses on product defects, professional liability defense, construction, real estate,...

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