Cybercrime is the single most dangerous unseen threat to private enterprise today. It is little understood and its magnitude is routinely underestimated. From stealing user data to disrupting critical operations to wholesale theft of valuable intellectual property rights, cybercrime is more than a nuisance. Companies, public or private, that ignore the threat of cybercrime risk costly litigation, losses of revenue and productivity, and even their own extinction.
Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP is a recognized leader in complex litigation and internal investigations. RK&O’s cybercrime and cybersecurity practice leverages our wide-ranging experience and resources to assist equity sponsors/investment funds, mid-sized companies, and corporate boards develop and implement practical, focused strategies to manage risk in this dynamic area.
RK&O provides comprehensive, solution-oriented counsel that assists companies, boards and special board committees, and investors in the following ways:
Craig Newman has represented multiple NYSE-listed companies and senior management in both litigation and internal investigations, including recent litigation arising from the disclosure of the identity of a hacker and anonymous blogger who disclosed sensitive corporate information. Mr. Newman has also published extensively, including in theNew York Times and Wall Street Journal, about the threat posed by cybercrime to U.S. and multinational corporations.
Daniel Stein represents corporations, private funds, and individuals in connection with a wide range of regulatory enforcement matters and internal investigations. Prior to joining RK&O, Mr. Stein served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, where he led numerous investigations and prosecutions involving forensic computer analysis, as well as violations of the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Mr. Stein continues to use that expertise to advise private investment funds, financial institutions, public and private companies and their stakeholders regarding cybersecurity matters.
Scott Budlong has advised private investment funds, financial institutions and public and private corporations regarding a wide range of regulatory and compliance matters for over twenty years, which includes market-leading expertise in the Securities and Exchange commission’s cyber event and cyber incident reporting requirements for public companies.