Aronberg Goldgehn’s Privacy, Cybersecurity & Technology Law practice was established to offer our clients diverse industry experience in transactions, compliance and dispute resolution, combined with substantial knowledge of the latest laws and practices in privacy, cybersecurity and technology law.

Privacy & Cybersecurity Law

In the area of Privacy & Cybersecurity, Aronberg Goldgehn attorneys advise on implementing strategies to meet state, federal and international legal requirements, represent clients before regulatory bodies, and serve as the quarterback and crisis manager during incident response to mitigate loss and ensure compliance with the law. We often serve as Outside Privacy Officer to our clients, providing advice and counsel to the executive suite and Board of Directors, while developing an intimate understanding of the business in order to help maintain compliance, prepare for a data incident and, where feasible, avoid the occurrence of incidents.

Our practice offers a full array of services, including:

  • Developing compliance programs and providing day-to-day compliance counseling
  • Providing legislative and regulatory advocacy services
  • Assisting with incident investigations and responses
  • Handling regulatory investigations
  • Structuring business relationships in a manner sensitive to cybersecurity, privacy and data protection concerns
  • Litigating matters in federal and state courts at both the trial and appellate levels

Our experience includes advising clients on an array of privacy laws. These include, but are not limited to the:

  • Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA)
  • Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
  • Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA)
  • Data Breach Notification laws
  • Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA)
  • Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA)
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and State Credit Reporting Laws
  • EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • U.S.-EU Privacy Shield
  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and state telemarketing laws
  • The Telemarketing Sales Rule and the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing (CAN-SPAM) Act
  • Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA)
  • FTC Red Flags Rule

In addition, our lawyers are experienced in handling data privacy matters relating to consumer-focused advertising and shopper data tracking, evaluating contemplated marketing activities and communications channels to ensure compliance with federal and state privacy laws, and counseling clients on the capture, retention and dissemination of PII.

We assist clients by mapping and auditing information flows and processes; determining obligations as a data controller and/or processor; reviewing how personal information is sought, obtained and recorded; assessing and enhancing policies and security measures, such as the completion of a Data Protection Impact Assessment, and the development of a Written Information Security Plan (“WISP”); reviewing breach notification and data retention policies; and reviewing individual access rights and international data transfers.

Our areas of focus include:

  • Data Breach Preparedness and Response
  • Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity
  • Government Contracting
  • Health Information Privacy and Security
  • Communications and Information Technology
  • Government Relations and Advocacy
  • Employee Data Privacy
  • Consumer Data Privacy
  • Financial Data Privacy

Technology Law

Whether our clients are developers, providers, owners, customers or investors, their business goals are closely aligned with their technology assets. Aronberg Goldgehn handles their most complex and strategic technology and intellectual property transactions, including the acquisition, development, adoption and commercialization of new technologies and IP assets.

Our attorneys are well-versed in the areas that are important to our clients’ businesses, including intellectual property protection, development transactions, strategic alliances, distribution issues, outsourcing, commercial contracts and disputes, transactions related to data and databases, and emerging technology.

Our attorneys structure and negotiate agreements and provide business-oriented advice in complex technology and IP-related transactions, including:

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Business Critical Computer Systems Acquisitions
  • Software, Data and Information Technology Licensing and Procurement
  • Outsourcing Arrangements
  • Strategic Alliances
  • Licensing
  • Development, Collaboration, Joint-Venture and Distribution Deals
  • Emerging Technology

We bring added value to a transaction based on our deep understanding of not only the legal issues, but also the technological and business issues that arise in a range of sectors such as:

  • Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality
  • Artificial Intelligence & Robotics
  • FinTech
  • IoT, Connected Devices & Big Data
  • Software, Cloud & As-a-Service Technologies
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Satellite Communications
  • Drones
  • E-Commerce

Our technology lawyers actively counsel clients with respect to IP protection strategies, open source licensing, compatible development, participation in standards development bodies, and related areas.

We also conduct diligence investigations and negotiate terms regarding IP ownership and technology dependencies in connection with internal IP audits, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, and other strategic transactions.

We often assist clients in disputes concerning technology, including failed computer systems acquisitions and failed website development agreements. Using our experience and knowledge of technology, business, the dispute resolution process and our clients’ industries, we are able to assist clients in obtaining favorable settlements in many disputes before going to trial. In other cases, where necessary, we have gone to judgment on behalf of our clients.

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