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

Publication

Beyond Maine’s Ban-the-Box Statute: Practical Employer Considerations

In five (5) days, Maine’s Fair Chance Employment Act goes into effect.  We originally summarized the objective and impact of that legislation in an alert posted on August 11, 2021 .  Now is the...

News

Law360 Names Matt Warner 2021 Cannabis MVP

Preti Flaherty attorney and Cannabis Business Group member Matt Warner was recently named one of Law360's 2021 MVPs in the field of Cannabis. Matt distinguished himself with his pioneering work challenging medical marijuana residency...

Publication

Employees Who Refuse to Comply with a Mandatory Vaccination Policy are Generally Ineligible to Receive Unemployment Benefits

Following a nationwide spike in cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, an increasing number of Maine private businesses and colleges have joined the healthcare industry in requiring workers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Vaccine...

News

Nineteen Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2021 Super Lawyers

Nineteen Preti Flaherty attorneys have been selected for recognition by Super Lawyers , including eleven Rising Stars. Super Lawyers rates outstanding lawyers throughout the United States in more than 70 practice areas. Only five...

Press Coverage

The Maine Monitor Sues York County for Jail Call Records

On August 2, The Maine Monitor filed a lawsuit against York County, challenging the County's denial of reporter access to public records that may detail times it has recorded confidential conversations between defendants being held at the...

Event

Dan Walker to Present on Maine Cannabis Law and Policy at Cumberland Bar Association

Preti Flaherty attorney and Cannabis Business Group chair Dan Walker will present on the topic "Maine Cannabis Law and Policy: Review of Current Status and Updates to Maine’s Two Cannabis Programs – Medical and...

Event

Legal Lunches: Workin' for the Weekend

Laura Rideout and John Cronan will participate in a panel discussion called "Workin' for the Weekend: Team Safety Including Wage & Hour, OSHA and Workers' Comp in a Post-COVID World" as a part of...

Event

Kenneth Rubinstein and Anthony Manhart to Present on Modifying AIA Contract Documents

AIA contract documents are the industry standard for managing contractual relationships in construction and design projects. Despite this widespread use, the contracts often contain holes and fail to protect the interests of particular clients...

Publication

Legislative Alert: Special Session, Redistricting, and Cloture

The Legislature gathered for a Special Session last week, September 29 th , to vote on legislative redistricting. The final agreement passed successfully and with strong bipartisan support in both the House and the...

Press Coverage

In Reversal, Maine CDC Will Allow "Advocacy Journalists" into Next COVID-19 Briefing

Following an announcement by Gov. Janet Mills, representatives from the Maine People's Alliance and the Maine Policy Institute will be allowed to attend and participate in the weekly livestream COVID-19 briefings presented by the Maine Center for Disease...