Since 2005, The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse has cataloged 5,150 public data breaches, exposing over 900 million records. Almost 60% of those records have been exposed over the past two years. In this quickly changing and data-driven world, companies are increasing their exposure to cyber losses with every additional terabyte of personal information they collect from their employees and customers. Additionally, with the ever-changing data breach notification laws and privacy regulations, companies need to prepare for the inevitable data breach by developing comprehensive cyber security policies and a full-proof incident response plan ready to implement at a moment’s notice. 

Our Privacy & Data Security team, headed by member John F. Barrett, has extensive practical experience in information security and cyber incident response. Along with their experience in complex and class action litigation, this group is uniquely positioned to provide companies with full scale representation before and after a data breach, including counseling on state and federal privacy laws and regulations, investigation into the root cause of a data breach, coordination of notification obligations and representation in resulting litigation or regulatory investigations.

The expertise of the Privacy & Data Security team extends across military and private sectors. We have experience preparing incident response plans, developing cyber policies and procedures, successfully responding to ransomware and phishing attacks on behalf of small and large businesses and providing technical and legal counsel to companies responding to a data breach.

For more information, contact John F. Barrett at or 215-665-3391.