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Members of Thompson Coburn’s Utilities practice group are well-versed in matters related to compliance with and enforcement of national reliability standards for the electric utility sector, including those addressing cybersecurity. As the standards focused on Critical Infrastructure Protection or “CIP” evolve and as regulators devote increased attention to physical security matters, we can provide advice and guidance to our utility clients regarding this changing regulatory landscape. Beyond the regulatory compliance issues for infrastructure protection, our attorneys have experience in counseling clients regarding data protection, privacy, insurance, and related litigation matters that are of equal concern to the utility industry.

 

TCLE

Why Illinois Privacy and Cyber Developments Matter Nationwide

10 Ways To Avoid Cyber & Privacy Lawsuits

Complying with the Revised FTC Safeguards Rule: Lessons from the New York Experience

The Revised FTC Safeguards Rule - What It Means and Why It Is More Important Than You Might Think

California Privacy: CCPA and Beyond

Returning to Work During COVID-19: Employment and Privacy Law Considerations

CMMC and 800-171 in Government Contracting and Higher Education

Election Day Impacts for Cyber and Privacy

Protecting the Ever-Increasing Endpoints in Higher Education

In the Cyber Cross-hairs: Protecting High-Profile Targets

CCPA for Financial Institutions

Using GDPR to Prepare for CCPA, and Vice-Versa

Preparing for the California Consumer Privacy Act: Practical Ways to Mitigate Risk and Develop Litigation Defenses

Colleges Held for Ransom: Responding to a Ransomware Attack

Dealing with Vendors and Data Security

You Don’t Know What You’re Missing: Motivating Performance Through Service Level Agreements

Ethics and Cybersecurity

Prevent the Cloud from Putting Your Health Data at Risk

Blog Posts

Utah and Connecticut enact comprehensive data privacy laws

SEC proposes new cybersecurity requirements for public companies

Numerous privacy bills introduced in California legislature

Texas sues Meta for alleged violations of Texas biometric law

SEC announces proposed rule related to cybersecurity risk management for investment advisers

Federal Trade Commission publishes final updated Safeguards Rule

Computer-security incident notification requirement takes effect April 1, 2022

Disinformation report suggests major legal reforms

Second Circuit rules that risk of future identity theft not enough to support standing in data breach class action

CPPA invites comments on various privacy topics

Publications

Illinois Appellate Panel Upholds Employer Defense Against Employee BIPA Claims: Union Employee BIPA Claims Preempted by Federal Labor Law

Illinois Supreme Court ruling curtails prominent BIPA defense

How to guarantee bad performance from your vendors

New laws may give fiduciaries power to access digital assets

Summary and implications of proposed 'Counteracting Russian Hostilities Act of 2017'

California Highway Patrol seeks to eliminate identity theft in vehicle purchases with proposed new thumbprint requirement

Associate
St. Louis

Libby assists clients with a wide variety of business litigation matters.

Libby assists clients with a wide variety of business litigation matters.

Elizabeth Casale
Counsel
Washington, D.C.

Christine advocates for clients in disputes against the federal government — in fraud investigations, challenging federal regulations, and administrative proceedings — an...

Christine advocates for clients in disputes against the federal government ...

Christine Couvillon
Partner
Chicago

Mike represents management clients in a wide variety of labor and employment matters and related litigation.

Mike represents management clients in a wide variety of labor and employmen...

Michael Duffee
Partner
Chicago

David concentrates his practice in product liability and complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts in Illinois and elsewhere.

David concentrates his practice in product liability and complex commercial...

David Duffy
Associate
Chicago

Ryan represents employers in a variety of employment law matters in state and federal courts, mediation, arbitration and appeals.

Ryan represents employers in a variety of employment law matters in state a...

Ryan Gehbauer
Partner
St. Louis

For more than 30 years, Evan has served as a trusted advisor to hospitals, health care systems, long-term care facilities, health plans, physicians, and other businesses ...

For more than 30 years, Evan has served as a trusted advisor to hospitals, ...

Evan Raskas Goldfarb
Partner
Washington, D.C.

Hospitals, health systems, physicians and other health care clients look to Milada, an attorney and registered nurse, for critical assistance on a range of complex regula...

Hospitals, health systems, physicians and other health care clients look to...

Milada Goturi
Partner
St. Louis

Joy advises health systems, health plans, group purchasing organizations, physician groups, and other health care entities on a wide range of health care legal issues.

Joy advises health systems, health plans, group purchasing organizations, p...

Joy Harris Hennessy
Partner
St. Louis

Chris leads complex litigation and class action defense for a host of major corporations in the financial services and agriculture industries.

Chris leads complex litigation and class action defense for a host of major...

Chris Hohn
Partner
St. Louis

Laura provides high-level strategic human resources counseling to executives and HR managers on the challenging legal questions that crop up during every phase of employm...

Laura provides high-level strategic human resources counseling to executive...

Laura Jordan
Partner
Chicago

Rob is a pragmatic, solution-oriented advisor who guides companies through major transactions as well as provides comprehensive advice on their day-to-day operations and ...

Rob is a pragmatic, solution-oriented advisor who guides companies through ...

Rob Kamensky
Partner
St. Louis

The Chair of Thompson Coburn's Higher Education Practice, Aaron assists institutions to navigate a wide range of complex legal and regulatory matters.

The Chair of Thompson Coburn's Higher Education Practice, Aaron assists ins...

Aaron Lacey
Partner
New York

Steve represents financial institutions, businesses and constituencies in federal and state courts throughout the United States in a wide variety of major commercial disp...

Steve represents financial institutions, businesses and constituencies in f...

Steven Mandelsberg
Partner
St. Louis

Mark represents clients across a broad spectrum of industries, including the energy, telecommunications and financial services sectors.

Mark represents clients across a broad spectrum of industries, including th...

Mark Mattingly
Partner
Washington, D.C.

Meg serves as an advisor and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) counsel to municipally-owned utilities around the country.

Meg serves as an advisor and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) co...

Meg McNaul
Partner
St. Louis

Mark's practice focuses on facilitating clients' communications, in media, marketing and business.

Mark's practice focuses on facilitating clients' communications, in media, ...

Mark Sableman
Partner
Chicago

Jim serves as a trusted advisor to clients facing complex cybersecurity and privacy issues — particularly those in the country's most highly regulated industries.

Jim serves as a trusted advisor to clients facing complex cybersecurity and...

James Shreve
Partner
Los Angeles

Luke is an experienced financial services litigator, having spent most of his career defending banks, mortgage servicers and other financial institutions in individual an...

Luke is an experienced financial services litigator, having spent most of h...

Luke Sosnicki
Associate
St. Louis

Bradley Thomas is an associate in the Firm's Intellectual Property practice.

Bradley Thomas is an associate in the Firm's Intellectual Property practice...

Bradley Thomas
Partner
St. Louis

Jennifer is a partner in the Firm's Intellectual Property and Media Law practice groups.

Jennifer is a partner in the Firm's Intellectual Property and Media Law pra...

Jennifer Visintine
Counsel
Washington, D.C.

Katie handles a wide variety of regulatory and transactional work for the nonprofit and for-profit higher education sector, including online education programs, and has e...

Katie handles a wide variety of regulatory and transactional work for the n...

Katie Wendel
Chair
St. Louis

Roman serves as Chair of Thompson Coburn.

Roman serves as Chair of Thompson Coburn.

Roman Wuller