As the world increasingly relies on digital data, entities of all types are increasingly at risk. Preti Flaherty’s attorneys bring vast experience to complex legal and business issues inherent in data security and privacy and help clients across a range of industries protect themselves from exposure, evaluate risk, and deal with civil and regulatory fallout if a cyber-liability or data breach event takes place. Organizations large and small, public and private, rely on our team to help them see their way through data security and privacy problems. We provide experienced counsel in many areas, including:

  • Program and policy implementation for compliance with state and federal law
  • Security risk assessment and counseling
  • Customer, employee and client privacy operations
  • Evaluating insurance for risks
  • Minimizing loss
  • Legislative monitoring and advising
  • Cyber incident response
  • Structuring and negotiating breach notifications

Clear guidance on complex matters

Everyday tasks for many businesses and nonprofits involve the handling of digital data. Record retention, confidential information, e-discovery, customer identification and authentication—all these functions can expose institutions to litigation, additional regulatory compliance and disruption of business operations if risk management policies aren’t in place. Preti Flaherty’s attorneys help clients protect themselves from the exposure inherent in these areas by anticipating the types of security risks they run and designing and implementing programs and policies that minimize risk, loss, and legal fallout. With our resources and experience, we guide you through even the most complex data security and privacy issues.

Firm Highlights

Press Coverage

Maine State Police May Be Spying on You

Police and governments are increasingly turning to new tracking and monitoring methods in their efforts to prevent and record evidence of crimes. A Portland Press Herald investigation examines these expanding law enforcement abilities and the...

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Attorney Betsy E. Wakefield Joins Preti Flaherty’s Business Law Group

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that Betsy E. Wakefield has joined the firm. Betsy will practice with the Business Law Group from the firm’s Portland office, where she will be counseling banking and...

Press Coverage

Maine - Waterville Coronavirus Panel Illegally Met in Secret

A Waterville City Council coronavirus subcommittee formed in response to the outbreak has been accused of illegally meeting in secret, denying public access to its deliberations, and making unlawful decisions. Extended Coverage: Virus Concerns Lead to 'Public' Meetings Without...

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Essential Business? Essential Activity? Clarification Here.

Effective at 12:01 a.m. on April 2nd, the Governor has ordered a statewide “stay at home” order further restricting Maine resident’s movement. Governor’s Executive Order No. 28 FY 19/20 dated March 31, 2020 (“Stay...

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Preti Flaherty Welcomes Attorneys James W. Beers, Jr., and Alan E. Topalian to the Firm

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce the arrival of two new attorneys: James W. Beers, Jr., and Alan E. Topalian. James joins the Environmental Practice Group as a Director and will work from the...

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Preti Flaherty Announces its COVID-19 Financial Relief Evaluation and Selection Tool

This Analysis of COVID-19 Financial Advice is effective as of 5PM on Friday, April 3, 2020.  THE INFORMATION SET FORTH BELOW IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE as Treasury Guidelines and other authorities emerge from the...

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Construction Alert: Gov. Baker Clarifies Massachusetts Construction Requirements and Possible Future Impacts for New Hampshire

The state of construction in Massachusetts continues to evolve as Governor Baker issued another order yesterday tightening  the list of types of construction that are allowed to proceed  as "essential services." Under the new...

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Preti Flaherty Attorney Tim Bryant Selected by Franchise Times as “Legal Eagle”

For the twelfth year in a row, Preti Flaherty attorney Tim Bryant has been recognized as a Franchise Times magazine “Legal Eagle.” Nominated by their peers, franchise attorneys chosen for this honor are considered among...

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2020 Employment Law Series: A Legislative Update for HR Professionals

For more than 25 years, Preti Flaherty's Employment Law Group has been keeping clients, business partners, and friends up to date on recent developments in employment law. Join us as we continue that tradition...

Press Coverage

6th Circ. Says Auto Parts Co. Can't Arbitrate Price-Fixing Suit

On February 24, a three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Michigan district court's January 2019 decision that KYB Corp. can't force a suit accusing it of conspiring with other auto parts...