Michael Waters is an experienced litigator and member of the Tech Transactions & Data Privacy practice. He handled one of the first data breach matters shortly after California passed its breach notification law in 2003 and has since counseled clients across industries through nearly every conceivable type of breach, from system-wide network intrusions and ransomware attacks to situations involving cyber extortion, stolen laptops and computer hardware, email compromises, wire fraud and employee wrongdoing.
Michael regularly assists companies in investigations opened by enforcement agencies post-breach, including investigations by State Attorneys General, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights, and state and federal financial, insurance and education enforcement agencies.
He also assists clients in managing the privacy risks associated with maintaining and transferring information. This includes counseling clients on statutory and contractual data protection requirements, drafting privacy related policies and procedures, GDPR counseling, and providing board counseling and employee training.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Michael Waters