Incident Response Attorneys
Leaders in Incident Response
The Beckage Firm team of lawyers, composed of technologists and certified privacy professionals are led by Founder and Managing Director, Jennifer A. Beckage, Esq., CIPP/US, CIPP/E. who has received numerous peer-nominated recognitions, including (5 years consecutively) being one of the Top 40 Data Breach Lawyers in the United States by Cybersecurity Docket.
The Firm is also one of a handful of law firms approved by countless insurance carriers to handle their client's data breach response efforts. The Firm is a certified Breach Coach© by Net Diligence.
Incidents can happen at any time and can have serious legal and financial implications for individuals and businesses. In the event of an incident, it's crucial to have a legal team that can respond quickly and effectively to protect your rights and interests. That's where our law firm comes in. Our experienced team of attorneys provides comprehensive incident response services to help you navigate through the legal process and resolve any issues that may arise.
Our incident response services include:
- Investigation and Assessment: Our attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation into the incident to gather all relevant information and assess the potential legal and financial impact. We will work closely with law enforcement, insurance providers, and other relevant parties to ensure a complete understanding of the situation.
- Crisis Management: In the event of a crisis, our team will help you develop and implement a crisis management plan to mitigate the damage and protect your reputation. This may include issuing statements, handling media inquiries, and engaging with stakeholders.
- Litigation: If necessary, our team will represent you in court and advocate on your behalf. We have extensive experience in a wide range of legal areas and are prepared to take on complex and high-stakes cases. To view more information our Firm's litigation capabilities, click HERE.
- Insurance Claims: In the event of an insurance claim, our attorneys will assist you in navigating the claims process and help ensure that you receive the full compensation you are entitled to.
- Data Privacy and Cybersecurity: In today's digital age, incidents often involve data privacy and cybersecurity issues. Our attorneys have extensive experience in these areas and can help you navigate the complex legal and regulatory landscape.
- Regulatory Compliance: Our team will help you comply with relevant laws and regulations, including those related to health and safety, data privacy, and environmental protection.To view more information our Firm's regulatory compliance capabilities, click HERE.
- At our law firm, we understand the importance of providing swift and effective incident response services. That's why our team is available 24/7 to respond to your needs. Whether you are an individual or a business, we will work tirelessly to protect your rights and interests. Contact us today to learn more about our incident response services.
The Firm's attorneys have responded to some of the world's largest data breaches and resulting putative class actions and international regulatory enforcement actions. The Beckage Firm guides clients through all aspects of data incident response from containment, mitigation, root cause analysis, forensics, public relations, and standing the company back up again after an incident. They also interface with the government, regulators and Data Protection Authorities in breach matters and other investigations. The Beckage Firm takes the lead in post-data incident consumer notifications, government reporting and public relations matters.
A summary of the Firm's services include:
- Policy and playbook creation with continual reviews
- Cybersecurity, Tech E&O, and other insurance policy reviews.
- Tabletop exercises, including simulated data breaches to test preparedness
- Data breach response, including forensics, reporting obligations, satisfying contractual obligations, agency reporting, internal and external communications, and executive reporting and strategy.
Why call The Beckage Firm in a data breach or data security incident?
- Recognized Thought Leaders in incident response
- Niche Focus
- Over a decade of specific focus in technology, data security & privacy
- Experience working on some of the globe’s largest data breaches and resulting putative class actions by potentially impacted persons
What We Do
- Work with your insurance carrier regarding notice, assist your organization in determining whether there is coverage for the event
- Quarterback data and systems preservation and litigation holds
- Lead technology and forensic investigations
- Legal and contractual obligation analysis
- State, federal, and industry regulatory compliance, including notifications to potentially impacted persons and individuals
- Internal and external communication plans
Types of Attacks We Have Handled
- Insider Threats / Disloyal Employees
- Denial of Service Attacks (DDos and Dos)
- Spoofed/hijacked websites
- Third party / supply chain attacks
- Business email compromise
- Digital Millennium Copyright Act matters
- Inadvertent disclosures
- Website and domain name take-downs
- Cyber-attacks coupled with threats against person’s well-being
- Website or social media attacks and hacks
- Competitor threats
- Manipulation of code related to artificial intelligence systems
- Lost and mismanaged devices
Data Security and Privacy Laws
Our attorneys have experience with:
- International laws, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
- Federal laws, including HIPAA
- State laws, including New York’s SHIELD Act, and industry regulations, such as New York’s Department of Financial Service’s Cybersecurity Act
Regulatory Enforcement/Government Investigations
Our attorneys have experience with reporting to various federal and state regulators, including the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) within the Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”), state Attorney Generals’ Offices, and other law enforcement.
The Beckage Firm has work on numerous investigations by a variety of governmental agencies and regulatory bodies on matters related to a data breach. There are regulators that oversee specific industries and those that preside over specific jurisdictions. The Beckage Firm’s extensive prior experience has fully familiarized us with the exact requirements of each.
Some incidents require immediate law enforcement involvement in order to appropriately mitigate risk of monetary loss or to address ransomware threat actors. The Beckage Breach Response Team shares a network of relationships with federal and state law enforcement agents who can provide indispensable help in responding to an a cyber attack.
As legal counsel, The Beckage Firm works to coordinate various third party providers who may assist in providing legal advice and response steps.
The Beckage Firm has worked with international organizations to small businesses on e-discovery planning and management to reduce costs.
Putative Data Breach Class Action Experience
Significant Data Breach Litigation Experience
Jennifer Beckage was one of the early litigators in some of the world's largest data breach and privacy putative class actions and other litigations and investigations. As a seasoned litigator, she can help develop risk mitigation strategies for litigation as a result of any technology related event to defending organizations and individuals in any such matters.