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Steven D. Atlee, Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP to Speak at the Knowledge Group’s Data Breach Class Action Lawsuits on the Rise Event

New York, NY, January 09, 2016 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today Steven D. Atlee, Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan 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 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (ET).

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About Steven D. Atlee
Steve Atlee litigates complex commercial matters, including class actions, business torts, intellectual property, securities, contract, and other disputes. Mr. Atlee has broad experience handling consumer class actions, unfair competition, false advertising, trademark, trade secrets, patent, professional liability, telecommunications, securities fraud, and property disputes. He routinely first-chairs matters on behalf of his clients before juries, judges, arbitrators, and mediators. Mindful of his clients' business goals, Mr. Atlee approaches cases strategically to achieve the desired outcome in a productive and cost-effective manner. This can include early motion practice and proactive use of alternative dispute resolution as well as targeted discovery. Mr. Atlee is a Member of the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross, Greater Los Angeles Region and the Western Center of Law & Poverty. He is a member of the Planning Committee for the USC Intellectual Property Institute. Mr. Atlee received his B.A. Summa Cum Laude from Yale University and his J.D., Order of the Coif from USC Gould School of Law.

About Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP is a law firm providing transactional, regulatory and litigation guidance to leading financial institutions, multinational corporations, investment funds and entrepreneurs in the U.S. and abroad. Our emphasis on excellence and innovation has enabled us to maintain long-term relationships with our clients and made us one of the nation’s leading law firms for almost 140 years. Stroock’s practice areas include capital markets/securities, commercial finance, mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, private equity, private funds, commodities and derivatives, employment law and benefits, energy and project finance, entertainment, environmental law, financial restructuring, financial services litigation, government relations, insurance, intellectual property, investment management, litigation, national security/CFIUS, personal client services, real estate, structured finance and tax.

Event Synopsis:
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
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