Privacy and Security Best Practices in M&A Transactions
By Elizabeth B. Vandesteeg, Partner, Heidi Hockberger, Associate & Lauren A. Wiley, Associate, Levenfeld Pearlstein LLC
As new privacy laws become effective across the United States, it is more important than ever to consider data privacy and cybersecurity as a key issue in any M&A transaction, including a sale under section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code. While certain industries such as technology and health...
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Lauren Wiley is a corporate associate at Levenfeld Pearlstein LLC. She advises clients on a variety of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiation and drafting, corporate governance, and private equity transactions. In addition, she advises clients on various data privacy and cybersecurity matters, including state law compliance and the creation and maintenance of privacy policies and procedures.
Heidi Hockberger is an associate in the Financial Services & Restructuring Group at Levenfeld Pearlstein LLC. She focuses on advising clients in restructuring and bankruptcy matters. She represents debtors, lenders, landlords, creditor groups, sponsors, and asset purchasers in all aspects of in-court and out-of-court restructuring matters. Hockberger has represented debtors in the energy, retail, telecommunications, healthcare, and cryptocurrency industries in 17 Chapter 11 cases in courts across the country.
Elizabeth (Lisa) B. Vandesteeg is a partner in the Financial Services & Restructuring Group at Levenfeld Pearlstein LLC. Vandesteeg focuses on identifying risk exposure and mitigating liability for clients, with a concentration in the areas of bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, commercial litigation, and data security and privacy. She represents secured creditors, debtors, unsecured creditors, creditors’ committees, landlords, and shareholders in bankruptcy courts throughout U.S., as well as representing clients in civil litigation in federal and state courts.