Smith Anderson’s Executive Roundtable Series Addresses How Companies can Prepare for and Respond to a Data Breach

Raleigh, N.C. – On June 25, 2014, Christopher Smith, the head of Smith Anderson’s Business Litigation Team, spoke to  lawyers and executives representing companies located in North Carolina’s Research Triangle area in a presentation titled, “It's 2014: You Will Be Hacked! ” The presentation offered legal insight on today’s increased risk for a data breach, advice on how to protect your data from being compromised, creating a culture that helps prevent security breaches, and, in the event of a security breach, how to respond. To view the presentation slides and supplemental materials, CLICK HERE.

Chris’ presentation is part three of four seminars in Smith Anderson’s 2014 Executive Roundtable Series. The program is designed to provide practical strategies on important day-to-day risk management issues for companies. The fourth seminar, “Your Company's Trade Secrets: What Can You Protect? How Should You Protect It?,” is scheduled for October 22, 2014. For more information, please contact Susan Hargrove at

About Christopher Smith

Chris is a trial and appellate lawyer who counsels clients on business strategy matters. He manages large multi-party and multi-jurisdiction litigation projects, as well as mission-critical projects for clients. He has significant experience in business disputes, trade secrets, environmental litigation and risk management, and with matters designated exceptional and complex, and assigned to the North Carolina Business Court. He both prosecutes and defends claims, and advises clients on business risk management in a variety of areas. To learn more, visit his bio at

About Smith Anderson

Since our founding in 1912, Smith Anderson has grown to more than 120 attorneys and is the largest law firm headquartered in North Carolina’s Research Triangle area. We serve clients ranging in size from large public companies to emerging growth businesses, providing a full range of legal services to assist our clients in accomplishing their goals. The knowledge and experience of our attorneys makes us well-positioned to handle the litigation and business matters that our clients face. For more information, please visit


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