Welcome! The InformationLawGroup is Here
We are thrilled to announce the official launch of the InformationLawGroup!
The InformationLawGroup is a group of attorneys that love the law and technology. We concentrate on legal issues concerning privacy, data security, information technology, e-commerce and intellectual property. We are a full service firm addressing a broad spectrum of matters, including transactions, compliance, breach notice and incident response and litigation.
We come together today after many years in large law firm and in-house roles. We are seasoned attorneys, including former “BigLaw” lawyers, smaller practitioners with clearly defined expertise and reputation in the field, and former in-house lawyers with specific information law experience and talent. These factors result in greatly increased efficiency and better results at a significantly lower price for the firm’s clients.
So who are we? Read more after the jump.
Tanya Forsheit. Litigation is my first professional love, and privacy and data security are a close second. Prior to founding the InformationLawGroup, I was the Co-Chair of Proskauer Rose LLP’s Privacy and Data Security practice group, where I launched the firm’s Privacy Law Blog in 2007. I work with clients to address legal requirements and best practices for protecting customer and employee information. I also have extensive experience handling complex commercial and appellate litigation for corporate and individual clients before federal and state courts. In 2009, I was honored to be named one of the Daily Journal’s Top 100 women litigators in California. I am First Vice President of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, I sit on the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Entertainment and Intellectual Property Section, and I am co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Information Security Committee Cloud Computing Law Working Group.
David Navetta. Dave has over 12 years of legal experience, including in the areas of information security and privacy contract and policy drafting, breach notice legal services, risk management consulting and regulatory compliance. Prior to starting his own firm, InfoSecCompliance LLC in 2005, he worked as an assistant general counsel for a major insurer’s eBusiness risk group, where he analyzed and forecasted information security, privacy and technology risks and drafted policies to cover such risks. He was a litigator at the Chicago office of an international law firm prior to going in-house. He currently serves as a Co-Chair of the ABA’s Information Security Committee, and is also Co-Chair of the PCI Legal Risk and Liability Working Group. Dave is now working on a book concerning PCI contracting.
Scott Blackmer. Scott has practiced information technology law since 1982. He has been listed in several peer-reviewed directories of prominent IT lawyers, including the Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Technology, Media & Telecommunications Lawyers. Formerly a partner in the Washington, D.C., and Brussels offices of WilmerHale, Scott serves on the executive management team of the First Law International legal network in Brussels. He also consults on privacy, data protection and security issues in association with HR Privacy Solutions in New York and Jeitosa Group International in San Francisco. He also serves as general counsel to the Trusted Computing Group, XDI.org, and OpenID Foundation, and he counsels other industry associations, corporations and entrepreneurs. He has advised federal and state agencies as well as the European Commission on privacy and security issues, and he currently serves as a privacy advisor to the U.S. Social Security Administration. Scott also arbitrates Internet domain name disputes brought before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva. Over his long career, he has worked on transactions and licensing, compliance issues, litigation, and arbitration matters in over 100 countries.
All three of us frequently speak and write on privacy and data security issues. Dave and I are both Certified Information Privacy Professionals through the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
We have successfully served a diverse range of clients: from large Fortune 500 multinationals and name-brand traditional brick-and-mortar companies, to small start-ups and technology service providers. Our law practice uses an integrated approach combining technology and administrative controls, legal compliance, contractual vendor management and risk.
We look forward to meeting you soon!