Technology + Privacy & Security
Technology is deeply embedded in every company's business model, from leading-edge innovators to traditional content publishers exploring new distribution channels to manufacturers in purportedly old-school industries. It's also inextricably tied to legal and privacy and security issues, whether you're purchasing cloud services, implementing AI solutions, licensing software, interfacing with regulators, or selling internet-connected devices. We focus on the interplay between the law, technology, and privacy and data security to provide you with practical and cost-effective solutions that remove speed bumps from your business execution.
Industry insight yields more than just legal counsel
Technology may be a driving force across all industries, but that doesn't mean the challenges and opportunities it creates look the same. Market-leading tech companies have different needs than tech-forward companies operating in highly regulated industries such as financial services, communications, transportation, and healthcare. Our clients need legal solutions, but they need more than that—they need strategic business advice from attorneys who understand the particular challenges of their industry, particularly where tech innovations have made interpreting the applicability of existing regulations a complicated task. We draw on years of industry-specific experience as well as prior experience working in-house and within key government agencies to help you see—and help influence—what's around the corner.
A fully integrated team reduces risk (and stress)
We have one of the deepest, broadest and most experienced teams covering legal issues involving technology and privacy and data security, including transactional, regulatory counseling, litigation, and patent assistance. Our fully integrated team of subject matter experts works shoulder to shoulder with you and with each other to spot issues before they become problems, and implement solutions tailored for your business goals and risk tolerance.
Staying ahead of the curve on emerging technologies
Disruptive technologies create challenging new legal questions. Those issues need to be addressed in order to minimize potential risks, but not at the cost of surrendering first-mover advantage. We focus on major technological innovations ranging from AI to blockchain to the internet of things to help you understand and manage the legal hurdles they might pose—including how to protect and utilize the massive amounts of data that you have access to. We also help you find ways to use them to achieve your strategic and operational goals.
How We Can Help
As companies innovate in existing industries and develop disruptive new tech products—VR, AR, IoT, robotics, cloud, and more—they often confront significant legal or regulatory roadblocks. State, federal, and international regulators didn't foresee these technologies, but are now paying much closer attention. Our transactional and regulatory attorneys help you navigate these gaps, conflicts, and regulatory hurdles so your businesses can thrive and your products can get to market quickly. And our award-winning litigators represent tech companies in the full array of litigation: data privacy and security controversies, antitrust litigation, class-action defense, regulatory litigation, and IP disputes.
Privacy & Security
Like most firms that work in this space, we help companies design, implement, and strengthen privacy and data security programs; respond to potential data security incidents; and handle government investigations and litigation. What makes us different is how we help you achieve success.
Innovation is how your business stands apart in a competitive market. We protect those innovations - and help you maximize their value.
Your cutting-edge products and services are connected and cross-disciplinary—and increasingly affected by novel regulatory and policy issues. Your legal team should be as well versed in your products as you are, with full knowledge of potential legal traps you may face traversing today's regulatory landscape. We boast precisely this mix. Our experienced team of lawyers has the cross-disciplinary skills needed to address your thorniest problems—and even spot the ones you didn't know you had.
The "internet of things" or IoT refers to the connecting of everyday objects to the internet, cloud computing platforms, and to other objects.
Communications companies around the globe are embracing AI and leveraging the capabilities of machine learning, neural networks and other emerging technology for a wide array of applications including customer care bots, targeted advertising, recommendations, predictive analytics, network management, cybersecurity, and autonomous operations.