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 Francis A. Citera, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, 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 Francis A. Citera
Francis A. Citera is Co-Chair of the firm's Products Liability & Mass Torts Litigation Group and Co-Chair of the Chicago Litigation Practice. Mr. Citera has over 30 years of experience defending purported class actions, toxic tort actions, and other complex litigation in both federal and state courts. He has tried many cases, including an action by the Government to enforce a unilateral administrative order, an allocation case among potentially responsible parties, and a complex product liability, wrongful death case. Mr. Citera also represents clients in putative class action involving alleged “security breaches” with respect to certain personally identifiable information. Mr. Citera has written and spoken extensively on class action litigation, product safety issues and claims for medical monitoring.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig is an international law firm with approximately 1900 attorneys and governmental affairs professionals in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Greenberg Traurig provides integrated, business-focused legal services for clients ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to innovative start-ups. The firm’s multidisciplinary teams include senior lawyers who have served as chief legal officers at major multinational companies and have spent years solving real-world problems in the business, political and legal arenas. GT attorneys are at the forefront of class litigation in federal and state courts throughout the United States, at both the trial and appellate levels. GT’s Class Action Practice brings together more than 70 trial lawyers from across the country with class action experience spanning a wide variety of substantive areas and industries, including privacy.
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/