Smith Anderson Educates Businesses on How to Prepare for and Respond to Data Breaches

Raleigh, N.C. – On March 18, 2014, Smith Anderson lawyers Alicia Gilleskie, Jackson Moore and John Joparticipated in a panel discussion as part of “It’s 2014 – You Will be Hacked: Preparing for and Responding to Data Breaches,” an event co-presented by The Durham Chamber of Commerce, The Research Triangle Park (RTP) and Smith Anderson. The event was facilitated by Christopher Smiththe head of Smith Anderson’s Business Litigation team, as an educational seminar to help businesses in the Research Triangle area learn how to handle the following issues:

  • Real world data breach scenarios, practical tips for handling the technical and legal response, and communications challenges that companies face in response to a data breach; and 
  • Regulatory enforcement activity and risk mitigation tactics, including trends in cyber insurance coverage. 

Alicia Gilleskie, the head of Smith Anderson’s Data Use, Privacy and Security practice, said, “Any company that maintains any information about people can expect to encounter multiple data breach scenarios over time. Knowing how to proactively identify the risks and how to act when faced with a data breach is critical to protecting a business.” 

Smith Anderson provides its clients with pragmatic and strategic legal advice on how to protect, manage and maximize their use of data, innovations and other knowledge assets. To further those efforts, Smith Anderson launched as an extension of, but with educational content that is more deeply focused on safeguarding business’ innovations and confidential information, including DATA BREACH STRATEGIES with recommended guidelines on how a business might prepare for and respond to a data breach. 

About Smith Anderson’s Data Use, Privacy and Security Practice

Lawyers in our Data Use, Privacy and Security Practice use a multi-disciplinary approach to provide tailored and strategic data counsel for businesses in all industries. Our expertise merges regulatory compliance, technology law and licensing, commercial contracting and dispute management, yielding our unique ability to advise clients on all aspects of data management and commercialization. For more information, visit 


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