November 15, 2017

Oliver F. Hays
Phillips Lytle LLP


Jamestown, N.Y. – Phillips Lytle LLP will host a seminar titled “Deconstructing Cybersecurity Obligations – and a Simulated Data Breach Experience,” on Wednesday, November 15. The seminar will be held at 8:30 a.m. at the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown. Phillips Lytle Partner and Data Security & Privacy Team Leader Jennifer A. Beckage and Attorneys James E.B. Bobseine and Brendan S. Lillis will present.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Data Security Landscape – Recent Data Security Incidents and Other Headlines
  • Questions to Ask IT – Understanding Cybersecurity and New Technologies
  • Data Protected Under the Law – and Do You Have It?
  • Legal Requirements for Data Security and Privacy
  • Incident Preparedness
  • Incident Response – from Mitigation and Remediation to Consumer Notification and Government Reporting

Ms. Beckage concentrates her practice in complex business disputes and commercial litigation involving, among other things, data breaches, cyberattacks, ransomware, intellectual property, employee disloyalty, violations of non-compete agreements and other employment matters, breach of contract, fraud matters, food product litigation, class actions, corporate compliance with regulatory bodies, and government investigations.

Before beginning her legal career, Ms. Beckage was an owner of a technology company. She successfully helped lead the company through an acquisition to a publicly traded company in which she was retained in a management role overseeing operations of an e-services line of products in 11 states.

Mr. Bobseine concentrates his practice in the area of business litigation, including white collar and securities litigation matters. He provides representation for complex commercial disputes, shareholder class actions, derivative cases, and internal investigations, as well as investigations by state and federal government agencies and other regulatory authorities. Mr. Bobseine has helped clients respond to data breach and security incidents, including assisting with customer notification, reporting to governmental agencies, and making public communications.

Mr. Lillis concentrates his practice in all areas of intellectual property law, with particular emphasis on patent preparation and prosecution and opinion work in the software, mobile applications, and electronic arts. He has a degree in computer engineering from Syracuse University, and prior to working at Phillips Lytle, was a patent examiner for three years in the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia, where he worked in the computer memory art unit.

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