Our attorneys can help you navigate the rapidly evolving area of cyber liability and privacy law. We can help you review policies and ensure legal compliance in the ever-changing world of privacy regulation.  We’ll guide you through the uneasy and uncertain moments, from discovering a data breach through investigation, assessment, and resolution.

What We Do

Our attorneys will detect your exposures and help you recognize obligations to protect against them. We’ll counsel you on proactive measures you can take to limit your exposure to threats. We’ll also examine your existing operations with a critical eye and help create an all-important breach plan. During a cyber-liability case our attorneys can help:

  • Determine whether notice is required after a breach and work with you to ensure that regulatory requirements are met
  • Analyze privacy policies
  • Audit and assess your cyber insurance needs
  • Draft and review contracts with your business partners, including cloud service providers
  • Defend your company in claims or actions resulting from a data breach
  • Counsel you on how to protect your company against breaches caused by employees or by third parties through creative contract drafting and establishing formal intellectual property rights.

Our Experience

With more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare and insurance industries, our team offers unique perspective to counsel clients on their responsibilities with the management of healthcare data. Specifically, we counsel on HIPAA, the HITECH Act, federal regulations and various state laws that impact the use and disclosure of health data. Further, our attorneys regularly speak on cyber liability issues facing businesses and insurance carriers today.  Select presentations include:

  • Best Practices: Responding to a Data Breach
  • Checklist of Federal and State Regulations for Cyber-liability Compliance
  • NC Identity Theft Protection Act: What Risk Managers Need to Know
  • Cyber-liability Policies: Coverage Issues

Our Network

Our Cyber Liability and Privacy Practice Group also has an extensive network of other professional service providers who can assist you with the often-immediate fallout that can occur with data breaches, including:

  • Notice requirements
  • Fines
  • Business interruption
  • Reputation damage
  • Incident response

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Contact us today for more information!

For more information on how we can help you, contact Cyber Liability and Privacy Practice Group chair Marshall Wall.

Most Recent Posts


Marshall Wall Featured in North Carolina Lawyers Weekly

Marshall Wall, Managing Partner of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, was recently featured in North Carolina Lawyer’s Weekly. In “Beware the malware: At law firms, cybersecurity is more important than ever,” Marshall discusses malware and cybersecurity concerns for law firms.… Read More


Marshall Wall Reappointed to Privacy and Information Security Specialty Committee

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Marshall Wall, Managing Partner of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, was recently reappointed to the Privacy and Information Security Specialty Committee of the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. Marshall and his fellow committee members are responsible for recruiting and evaluating applicants as well as reviewing, revising and grading the certification exam.… Read More


Marshall Wall to Present about Cyber Risks

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Marshall Wall will present about Cyber Risks at Lawyers Mutual CLE events in New Bern and Greenville. “Put Into Practice Risk Management Tips for Your Firm” are half-day CLE events that will be held Jan. 26 in New Bern and Jan. 27 in Greenville.… Read More


Marshall Wall Selected to Chair FDCC Section

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Marshall Wall, Managing Partner of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, was recently appointed to the position of Vice Chair of the new Data Breach, Privacy and Cyber Insurance Law Section of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC). Marshall was selected to join FDCC in 2015.… Read More


Government Pursuit Of Health Care Fraud

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“Government Pursuit Of Health Care Fraud,” an Insights article that examines fraud in the health care industry by Patrick Mincey, was published on the online edition of the Greater Wilmington Business Journal on Dec. 1.… Read More


Marshall Wall Speaks at RTA-ACC Event

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On Sept. 30, Marshall Wall addressed a CLE event sponsored by the Triad Chapter of the RTA-ACC. He provided an overview and update on SEC, FTC and federal laws that govern data protection and duties owed to customers in the event of a cybersecurity or data breach.… Read More


Cybersecurity Vigilance In The Boardroom

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An Insights article by Patrick Mincey was published on the online edition of the Greater Wilmington Business Journal on July 15. The article entitled “Cybersecurity Vigilance In The Boardroom” examines the importance of cybersecurity for businesses.… Read More


Susan Burkhart to Speak at I-Day 2015 Event

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Susan Burkhart, the Chair of the Insurance Law & Coverage Practice Group at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law), will be a featured speaker at “Meeting Tomorrow’s Challenges | I-Day 2015.”… Read More