New York, NY, October 09, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Karla Grossenbacher, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Data Breach Class Action Lawsuits on the Rise: How to Bullet-Proof Your Company from Data Breach Liability Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for March 15, 2016 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (ET).
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About Karla Grossenbacher
Karla Grossenbacher is a partner in Seyfarth Shaw’s Washington, D.C. office concentrating in labor and employment law. She is Chair of the Washington, D.C. labor and employment practice. Ms. Grossenbacher is also on Steering Committee of the Firm’s Global Privacy & Security Team. She regularly advises employers on compliance with employment laws, both state and federal, and advises in-house counsel and human resources executives on high-risk terminations, employee privacy issues, and layoffs and also conducts policy reviews and audits of employment documents. In the privacy area, Ms. Grossenbacher specializes in advising employers on cybersecurity issues, including information security policies, BYOD policies and data breach response plans, and is a frequent author and presenter in this area. Ms. Grossenbacher also conducts training in this area, having designed and conducted identify theft prevention training for the employees of various local government agencies.
About Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Seyfarth Shaw LLP has more than 850 attorneys across 13 offices in the U.S. and internationally. Seyfarth represents clients of all sizes across all industries, providing excellent legal service, sophisticated technology and process improvement solutions and ongoing support to each client regardless of size, jurisdiction, industry or legal needs.
The firm’s Global Privacy & Security (GPS) Team is comprised of lawyers from various legal disciplines who dedicate a majority of their practice to the privacy-related issues faced by employers and consumer-facing companies. Numerous leading companies — including financial institutions, hotel franchisees, transportation companies, real estate management companies, software companies, third-party administrators, consumer electronics manufacturers, retail grocery stores and Internet retailers — have enlisted Seyfarth to assist in responding to security incidents, developing responsive programs to privacy and security threats, advising on new business and technology models, and negotiating with parties up and down the supply chain.
On an almost daily basis, U.S. companies become victims of data security breaches through which cyber criminals obtain not just the credit card information of the clients but also the people's home addresses, social security numbers and more. Often, these companies are left with no choice but to face class-action suits which usually demand millions of dollars for settlement.
Recent data breaches in the last two years involved retailers like Neiman Marcus and the craft store Michaels. Hackers installed malware to the companies' point-of-sale (POS) terminals allowing the theft of their shoppers' credit and debit card numbers. But high-profile data breaches involving Target in late 2013, followed by Home Depot in 2014 and the Canadian dating site Ashley Madison in July 2015, eclipsed all of the others.
Since it seems that breaching data systems has become an everyday success for cyber criminals, companies should, therefore, adopt effective data protection measures including sound security system for protection, early fraud detection and robust cyber insurance policies.
This course offers an overview of the latest trends with respect to recent data breach class action lawsuits. Speakers will offer best practices in developing and implementing effective data protection measures to minimize the risks of data breach and, consequently, avoid potential liability.
In a two-hour live webcast, the speakers will discuss:
· Understanding the Current Data Breach Climate
· Theories of Liability in Data Breach Class Actions
· An Overview of State Data Breach Notification Laws
· Data Protection and Security Measures
· Key Elements of a Data Breach Response Plan
· Strategies in Adopting Cyber Insurance Policies
· Recent Notable Data Breach Cases
About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/