Maverick James

Attorney, The Beckage Firm

Prior to joining The Beckage Firm, Maverick was an attorney in a nationally recognized Data Privacy & Cybersecurity practice at a large full-service defense firm. Maverick also represented insurance carriers as coverage, claims, and monitoring counsel and negotiated resolutions to complex matters, across multiple lines of insurance. In law school, he served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Joan M. Azrack in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York and the Honorable Andrea Masley in the New York State Supreme Court, Commercial Division, and also interned with the New York Kings County District Attorney’s office in the cybercrime division. Maverick participated in the Cyberharassment Clinic at New York Law School, the only clinic in the country dedicated to representing victims of cyberharassment, and providing innovative solutions.

These experiences inform Maverick’s practice to counsel organizations of all sizes and across all industry sectors through the response to, and investigation of, data privacy and security incidents by coordinating with third-party forensic investigators to determine the nature and scope of the incident and advising clients on their legal and regulatory obligations stemming from the incident. Maverick also represents organizations who are subject to inquiries from state and/or federal regulators as it relates to data privacy and security incidents. He also provides pre-breach services including facilitating tabletop exercises, drafting incident response plans and drafting data security policies and procedures.

As a natural polyglot, Maverick is able to communicate with individuals in multiple languages including English, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, French and Spanish.

Professional Associations

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Member
  • South Asian Bar Association of New York, Member
  • National LGBT Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • New York City Bar Association, Member


Education

New York Law School, J.D.
City University of New York - Hunter College, B.A.

Accreditations, Licenses & Certifications

Licensed to practice law in New York

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