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Corbett & Wilker Deliver Primer on Data Security and Breach Response

June 13, 2014
Sherrill Corbett and Steven Wilker presented a June 12 Continuing Legal Education seminar on the hot topic of data security and breach response for members of the Oregon Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel. The event was held at the Nike campus in Beaverton.
Sherrill and Steven reviewed what businesses need to know before a data security breach happens, and how to respond when it does. They covered best practices, regulatory issues, legal obligations of a company in the event of a breach, and lessons learned from others who have experienced a breach.

Sherrill co-chairs the firm's Information Privacy & Security practice group, assisting clients in their compliance with state and federal information privacy and security laws and regulations. Steven is a member Tonkon Torp’s Information Privacy & Security practice group. He helps clients assess the risks from potential data breach incidents and navigate the myriad state law requirements for notifying customers and others of data security breaches involving personally identifiable information.

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is a global bar association that promotes the common professional and business interests of in-house counsel who work for corporations, associations and other private-sector organizations through information, education, networking opportunities and advocacy initiatives. ACC’s Oregon Chapter serves more than 180 members and host programs for CLE credit on topics including intellectual property, sales and marketing, data collection and ethics.