David Ries and Jennifer Woods to present "Recovery from Identity Theft: Legal and Practical Considerations"

Dec 16, 2015

Clark Hill attorneys David Ries and Jennifer Woods will present the webinar "Recovery from Identity Theft: Legal and Practical Considerations" for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute on December 17, 2015. 

The headlines are filled with reports of mass data breaches - often exposing personal information about hundreds of thousands or even millions of individuals – credit and debit card accounts, Social Security numbers, medical records, passwords, and more. The Identity Theft Resources Center has reported that there were 629 breaches in 2015 through October, exposing 175,638,537 records. Whether you or a client is a victim of one of these breaches, has lost a purse or wallet, or has given credentials through a phishing e-mail, taking the right steps and documenting them can help to prevent or limit damage and expedite recovery. This program will explore the legal and practical considerations for response and recovery and identify resources for reporting and assistance.

David Ries practices in the areas of environmental, technology and data protection law and litigation. He has represented clients in a variety of technology litigation matters, including major systems implementation cases, and advised clients on a number of technology law issues such as information security and privacy compliance, hardware and software agreements, technology use policies, domain name disputes, electronic records management, response to computer intrusions and electronic contracting. He serves on a panel of e-discovery special masters for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Jennifer Woods is an associate with Clark Hill's Intellectual Property Group. Ms. Woods concentrates her practice in the area of intellectual property and related matters, including trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, unfair competition, antitrust counseling and information security and privacy.

She advises businesses on issues related to online privacy, data protection, breach notification, reputation management, email marketing and false advertising. Ms. Woods has also co-authored Clark Hill client alerts and an article in the "Westlaw Journal of Computer & Internet" on emerging issues in privacy and information security law. She has earned a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) credential through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).