Ron Breaux in the Texas Lawbook: Law Firms Tackle Corporate Cybersecurity

07/17/2013


As corporations struggle to keep their sensitive information safe, at least a dozen Texas law firms are counseling their clients about cybersecurity concerns – most commonly regarding data breaches and privacy protection...

Ron Breaux, a Dallas partner at Haynes and Boone, LLP, said five years ago, cybersecurity would not have been on a GC’s “radar screen.” But now, he added, “If you ask any GC, ‘What keeps you up at night?’ I think you’ll find a large number will say cyber issues.”

Some firms – Haynes and Boone included – have approached the problem by creating a practice group to specifically handle the legal issues tied to client data breaches and other privacy issues.

Breaux said Haynes and Boone began considering a practice group a few years ago. When a large client underwent a significant data breach, the incident prompted the firm to officially form a group.

Excerpted from the Texas Lawbook, July 17, 2013. To view full article, click here (subscription required).

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