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

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Maine Workers' Comp Alert: WCB Revises Fee Schedule

The Maine Workers' Compensation Board has completed the annual update of its Medical Fee Schedule. Appendix II (professional fees) and Appendix IV (outpatient facility fees) have been updated in accordance with Title 39-A M.R.S.A...

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Preti Flaherty Partnership Announces Promotion of Moppin, Rideout, White to Partner

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that the firm’s partnership has named three new partners: Sara N. Moppin, Laura A. Rideout, and Emily T. White.  Each attorney stands out as a distinguished practitioner within...

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Governor Janet Mills Releases Maine Supplemental and Biennial Budgets

Governor Mills released both the Supplemental and the Biennial Budgets today. The Revenue Forecasting Committee has estimated a $650 million revenue shortfall in 2021 – 2023 combined. In his presentation to the Appropriations Committee...

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The Crisis of the She-cession and What Employers Can Do to Address It

Preti Flaherty is proud to partner with our friends at KMA Human Resources Consulting for their Lunch and Legal Conversations webinar series, moderated by Rhoda McVeigh, Director of Consulting Services at KMA. Each program...

Press Coverage

Maine blazes workplace trail with earned paid leave requirement

In March of 2019, Maine became the first state in the nation to adopt an earned paid leave law, meaning that for every 40 hours worked, an employee banks one hour of earned paid...

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Attorney Bodie B. Colwell Elected IWIRC Management Committee Vice Director of Social Media

Preti Flaherty is proud to announce that attorney Bodie B. Colwell has been elected to the Management Committee of the International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC), where, effective January 1, 2021, she will serve...

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Maine Workers' Comp Alert: WCB Updates Guidance on COVID-19 Reporting and Related Requirements

The Maine Workers’ Compensation Board has updated its COVID-19 FAQ with current guidance and reporting requirements. Although the information offered is not legal advice and is not judicially enforceable, it is helpful direction in...

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The Future of Work: Assessing the Long-Term Impacts of COVID in the Workplace

Preti Flaherty is proud to partner with our friends at KMA Human Resources Consulting for their Lunch and Legal Conversations webinar series, moderated by Rhoda McVeigh, Director of Consulting Services at KMA. Each program...

Press Coverage

Should workers wary of COVID-19 vaccines be forced to take one for the team?

As COVID-19 vaccinations become more readily available, should employers be legally allowed to mandate vaccination for all employees? Maine employers are wrestling with the choice of whether or not to mandate employees be vaccinated...

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2021 Maine Diversity Summer Associate Program Expands to Include Additional Law Firms and Corporate Partners

Following a highly successful inaugural year, the three founding law firms of the Maine D1L Diversity Summer Associate program and the University of Maine School of Law welcome all of the new participating law...