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Cybersecurity Attorney Steven Snyder Joins Firm

Cybersecurity Attorney Steven Snyder Joins Firm

March 6, 2017

Charlotte, N.C. – Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Steven T. Snyder to its Charlotte office and the firm's cybersecurity and data breach team. Snyder leverages his industry experience as a network engineer to counsel clients on prevention measures, liability protection, data breach response and mitigation, and interaction with regulatory agencies and law enforcement. He has participated on panels and authored articles on the evolving challenges of cybersecurity in publications including Wall Street Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, Bloomberg BNA, Law360, and Intellectual Property and Technology Law Journal

Smith Moore Leatherwood's established cybersecurity and data breach team advises clients across a broad range of industries on data protection and privacy laws, including the HIPAA Privacy Rule; the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Privacy Rule; the Fair Credit Reporting Act; and the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act. In addition, the firm counsels clients on implementation and enforcement of privacy and security policies in transactions and agreements with vendors, business partners and other third parties.  The firm's cybersecurity and data breach team has also assisted clients with crisis response to data breaches and handled data breach claims arising from the misappropriation, loss or compromise of patient and business information.

"Steven is a skilled intellectual property practitioner and an excellent addition to our cybersecurity and data breach team," said Managing Partner Julie Theall Earp. "His broad skill set and understanding of data privacy and security of IT systems will benefit our clients in Charlotte and throughout the Southeast."

Snyder, also a member of the firm's intellectual property group, is a registered patent attorney and technology counsel with a wide-ranging practice advising corporate clients on intricate legal issues with a focus on computer networking and mobile telecommunications. Clients benefit from his vast experience in drafting, editing and negotiating agreements involving software, hardware, technology services and intellectual property. Additionally, he has supervised all aspects of patent litigation in many jurisdictions, including the Eastern District of Texas and the Northern District of California.

Snyder received his law degree, with honors, from New York University School of Law, and his bachelor's and master's degrees from Lehigh University. He is a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, he is CIPP/US certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals and certified in Cybersecurity Fundamentals by ISACA, an organization for information technology professionals. 

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