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Incident Response and Investigations

Thompson & Knight attorneys have extensive experience responding to and investigating data breaches. We assist clients with required notifications and other compliance matters, pursuing cyberinsurance claims, and handling other legal matters that arise after a cyber incident.

Overview

Thompson & Knight attorneys have extensive experience responding to and investigating data breaches. We assist clients with required notifications and other compliance matters, pursuing cyberinsurance claims, and handling other legal matters that arise after a cyber incident. We also coordinate response efforts with forensics experts, public relations teams, and law enforcement.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Assist clients in responding quickly and effectively to a data breach to minimize damage and litigation risks
  • Conduct internal data breach investigations
  • Assist clients in data breach remediation, including mandatory federal and state notifications
  • Assist clients in meeting industry specific regulatory requirements
  • Help clients set up consumer call centers following data breaches
  • Coordinate with forensic experts, law enforcement, and insurance carriers when needed

Experience

  • Assisted a payment services and transaction processing company with a data breach investigation that occurred at outsourcing partner facilities; partnering with the client to enforce an indemnity agreement with an outsourcing partner and preparing a data breach incident response plan
  • Counseled a large financial services company regarding a data breach and assisted in the ensuing investigation
  • Assisted a retailer with response to a data breach incident, including assisting client with development of a data breach incident response plan and analyzing notification requirements in all states