Our Practices

Niles Barton’s deep experience and a history of success in handling matters for our clients have helped to make us a firm that they rely on and trust. No matter how challenging or difficult the matter, our clients know we will rise to the occasion and do whatever it takes, whenever needed, to protect their interests.

Our Practices

Data Security and Cybersecurity Law

"Precise.Preventative.Proactive"

 A company's reputation and ultimate success is built on a foundation of trust. That trust can be quickly broken in an uncertain cybersecurity environment. Concerns over data security and cybersecurity vulnerabilities are of critical importance for business owners.

To help business owners meet this concern, Niles, Barton & Wilmer has developed legal solutions delivered by a cross-section of attorneys from a variety of practice areas that are ready to help your business or organization prepare, navigate, and respond to a data breach, and institute the best practices to prevent one.

In order to deliver the peace of mind your clients deserve; companies and organizations must first have a thorough understanding of the risks to their business. At Niles, Barton & Wilmer, we provide data security and cybersecurity legal advice, counseling, and guidance to a broad spectrum of industries affected by this rapidly evolving business challenge. Our primary areas of focus are:

  •        Assessing what steps your business must take to comply with state, federal,
           and international data security and cybersecurity laws and regulations.
     
  •        Vetting, investigating, and performing the required due diligence with vendors
           and third-party service providers.
     
  •        Drafting the required data security and cybersecurity policies and programs,
           including a written information security policy, vendor management program,
           incident response plan, data disposal protocol, acceptable use policy, BYOD,
           and others.
     
  •        Implementing educational programs to ensure employees, third-party vendors,
           and contractors are trained and knowledgeable about cybersecurity best
           practices.
     
  •        Performing annual reviews and assessments to update and revise the data
           security and cybersecurity policies and programs to conform to the applicable
           legal standards.
     
  •        Providing 24/7 availability to act as a data breach coach if a data breach
           occurs.

Additionally, at Niles, Barton & Wilmer, our practices also include cyber coverage evaluation and cyber coverage litigation.  This cyber coverage work includes those coverages sometimes referred to as “silent cyber” coverages arising out of more traditional types of coverages as well as the various cyber policies written for specific cyber risk profiles.  The cyber coverage practice compliments our other robust coverage practices spanning various types of policies and risks (including representations and warranties, directors & officers, professional lines, property and general liability) throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.  The coverage practice includes representation of carriers involved with direct placement as well as reinsurers.  This practice includes matters in litigation in the courts and in arbitration.