The John Marshall Law School,
Columbia College Chicago,
B.A., cum laude, 2006
Illinois USDC, Northern District
US Ct Appeals, 7th Circuit (Covers IL, IN, WI)
International Association of Privacy Professionals
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
DRI: The Voice of the Defense Bar
Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition, 2013-Present
Aleks helps clients prepare for, safeguard against, and aggressively respond to cybersecurity breaches.
Her practice includes privacy breach response (pre- and post-event), payment card industry standards and investigations, advising on data privacy and security risk management, and class action privacy litigation.
When a breach occurs, Aleks assists in gathering and coordinating a team of experienced professionals, including forensics, public relationship, and notification vendors, to optimize response time and effectiveness. She has handled breaches for entities of all sizes and industries, including health care, retail, financial institutions, insurers, nonprofit institutions, municipalities, successfully managing public and regulatory scrutiny and protecting clients' reputations along the way.
Aleks' cybersecurity focus has its foundation in her representation of startups and closely held technology companies in a wide variety of commercial disputes, including intellectual property, trade secrets, federal labor law and contract disputes. She also brings a strategic advantage to the defense of class action litigation, having worked as a plaintiffs' attorney focusing largely on consumer data privacy class actions. Aleks' extensive experience in litigation provides a unique perspective in risk management planning, breach response, and class action defense.
"Practical Considerations When Defending Trademark Infringement Lawsuits";
For the Defense, January 2014