Cyber Security Services
New cyber security services launched.
Barclay Damon is pleased to offer clients newly enhanced legal services in the critical area of cyber security.
There is no question that data is a strategic asset for any company, and commitments relating to its use, sharing, acquisition, and storage can have long-term impact on a company’s business. At Barclay Damon, we are focused on protecting businesses in a digital world. Our attorneys represent clients in investigations, crisis responses to data breach incidents, litigation, government relations, and transactions, providing sound counsel on the full range of legal issues concerning cyber security, privacy and data protection.
Barclay Damon offers clients practical guidance across the spectrum of cyber risks, drawing on the deep experience of many lawyers whose backgrounds allow the firm to help clients keep up with fast-changing data protection laws. In addition, we assist clients in addressing complex workplace privacy issues, including employee data breach response, employee surveillance, data privacy policies, privacy issues arising from the use of technology, and unique data transfer issues for employees.
Through cyber protection planning, data breach coaching, and the defense of clients’ interests in court, our objective is to assist clients in preparing for and reducing data and security related risks.
Clients of many of the firm’s practice areas take advantage our attorneys’ multidisciplinary cyber security expertise. These practice areas include Commercial Litigation, Corporate, Insurance Coverage & Regulation, Labor & Employment, White Collar, and more.
Major Jury Verdict!
Major competitor found to willfully infringe innovator’s patent.
In a federal district court patent infringement suit, Barclay Damon represented the top innovator in the broadband cable industry and successfully obtained a jury verdict of willful infringement against a major competitor.
Barclay Damon sued on behalf of the innovator, won favorable claim construction rulings in district court, and defended the validity of the patents at issue in reexamination proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
TRANSPORTATION ANNUAL YEAR IN REVIEW
This year's annual survey of what is new in the field of transportation law.
There were a great number of decisions in 2015 dealing, in one way or another, with the status of truck drivers as employees or independent contractors, and related employment law issues. Notable entries in this year's edition from our Transportation Team include employee exclusion in section 2; the FLSA in section 3, workers’ compensation cases in section 4, alleged unfair labor practices in section 5, other employment issues in section 7; and the vicarious liability of motor carriers in section 6.
Barclay Damon attorney Sheila A. Gaddis appointed to Joint Pro Bono Task Force
Barclay Damon Partner Sheila A. Gaddis, who is resident in the firm's Rochester office, has been appointed to The New York State Bar Association and The New York State Bar Foundation Joint Pro Bono Task Force. Gaddis will Chair the subcommittee, Areas of Need.
This committee is tasked with identifying unserviced pro bono needs in New York State and recommending the design of a direct NYSBA program to begin addressing these required services, in active collaboration with state and local legal service providers.
New ProACCESS Office at Innovation Center Supports Entrepreneurs’ Growth
Leading Professional Services Firms Offer Legal, Accounting, and Insurance Advice to Start-ups
Barclay Damon, Lumsden McCormick, and Walsh Duffield announce the opening of ProACCESS, a shared office space at Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus’s Thomas R. Beecher, Jr. Innovation Center. ProACCESS provides the Innovation Center’s tenants and other entrepreneurs and emerging businesses with easy access to professionals in the legal, accounting, and insurance fields.
ProACCESS’s Innovation Center office is located at 640 Ellicott Street, Suite 422. It is staffed Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and by appointment.
James P. Domagalski, co-managing director of Barclay Damon, said, “We are excited to work with our ProACCESS partners to offer this convenient location where start-ups can find more than 450 experienced advisors in the fields they are most likely to need as they launch and grow their businesses.”
Lumsden McCormick’s Courtland "Cory" Van Desuen V, CPA and partner, added, “Our professionals understand the needs of entrepreneurs, including the financial constraints they face. We tailor our services and fees to help meet their objectives while protecting their resources. Our shared goal is always to use our firms’ expertise to help new businesses succeed.”
“Because all three firms have long histories of dedication to supporting new businesses, the partnership between our companies was a natural fit,” noted Ted Walsh, president and COO of Walsh Duffield. “Combined with our shared dedication to Western New York and our excitement about region’s flourishing economy, it was an easy decision.”
To help introduce ProACCESS to the Innovation Center community, ProACCESS will host a networking event on April 28 for the building’s tenants and will take part in the Innovation Center’s Taste the Space Open House, May 12.
The largest law firm based in Upstate New York, Barclay Damon’s 275 attorneys provide clients with access to a wide range of legal services that emerging and other businesses may require.
Lumsden McCormick, one of Western New York’s largest locally owned certified public accounting firms, provides a comprehensive range of accounting and business advisory services and proactive solutions to help businesses succeed.
A trusted insurance advisor since 1860, Walsh Duffield’s team of professionals has more than 1,000 years of combined experience in advising and educating clients and helping manage their risks.