Faculty: Dominic A. Paluzzi

Paluzzi 150Dominic A. Paluzzi is co-chair of McDonald Hopkins LLC’s national Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group. He advises organizations on data privacy and cybersecurity risks on both a national and international basis, including proactive compliance, incident response strategies and management, and defense of regulatory enforcement actions and single-plaintiff and class action litigation. Dominic has counseled clients through over 1,000 data breaches and privacy incidents where he works closely with local, state and federal law enforcement, forensic investigators and third-party vendors to offer his clients efficient and effective breach response services in compliance with the numerous state, federal, international and industry-specific legal obligations.

Dominic has significant experience defending organizations in third-party and regulatory enforcement actions arising out of a data breach. He also focuses his practice on proactively protecting clients’ personal, sensitive and confidential information and minimizing the risk of a data privacy incident. He has conducted more than 200 breach response workshops and training sessions for organizations and their risk management teams, and helps clients with the development of their written information security programs and incident response plans. In recognition of his efforts in this area, Dominic was named to Cybersecurity Docket’s inaugural Incident Response 30, a list of the “best and brightest” data breach response attorneys and compliance professionals in the industry. Dominic and his team were also named a finalist for Advisen’s 2017 Cyber Risk Awards for Cyber Law Firm of the Year and Advisen’s 2015 Cyber Risk Awards in the Cyber Risk Pre-Breach Team of the Year category.

His work in this area covers a multitude of industries, including, higher education, healthcare, hospitality, retail, automotive, utilities, accounting, financial services, law, information technology, staffing services, manufacturing, professional employer organizations, fleet services, franchising, non-profits, drug and pharmacy, municipalities, and insurance. Dominic is also a frequent speaker and writer on data privacy law. If you suspect that your organization has suffered a data breach, call our 24/7 Hotline: 855-MH-DATA1 (855-643-2821).

Dominic also has significant experience in the area of trade secret and non-compete law, counseling clients in nearly every industry. He has considerable nationwide experience prosecuting and defending employers and employees in non-compete, non-solicit, non-disclosure and trade secret litigation. Dominic’s national practice also involves drafting of complex restrictive covenant agreements and auditing of protectable business assets.

Dominic earned a J.D./M.B.A., cum laude, from University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 2007. He received a B.S.A., summa cum laude, from University of Detroit Mercy in 2004.

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When: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
7:00 am - 8:15 am (breakfast & registration)
8:15 am - 5:00 pm (followed by cocktail party)
Where: Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
CLE Credit: 6.0 hours (approved in VA and PA)

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