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Ellis & Winters Attorneys Present to the RTAC-ACC on Cybersecurity and Employee Data Theft

May 16, 2018 | Raleigh, NC
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Alex M. Pearce

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Thomas H. Segars

On May 16, Ellis & Winters attorneys Alex Pearce, Tom Segars, and Sean Fernandes presented “The Inside Job: Cybersecurity, Trade Secrets Protection and Departing Employee Data Theft” to the Research Triangle Area Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel at Prestonwood Country Club.  The presentation and CLE explored the strategic and tactical considerations presented to inside counsel when departing employees leave to work for a competitor and take sensitive information with them.  With Mr. Pearce and Mr. Segars providing panel commentary based on their extensive experience assisting companies with cybersecurity and departing employee issues, Mr. Fernandes walked the audience through a hypothetical scenario and invited attendees to weigh in at various decision points using a real-time, SMS-based polling application.  The presenters would like to thank the over 120 RTAC-ACC members and guests in attendance for their active and thoughtful participation throughout the scenario.

About the Attorneys

Alex Pearce

Alex Pearce concentrates his practice in Privacy and Data Security law. He partners with organizations to provide strategic and practical guidance on matters that implicate domestic and international privacy and data security considerations.

Tom Segars

Tom Segars helps individuals and entities litigate significant and complicated business disputes. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of business cases that range from fraud claims to embezzlement investigations to corporate governance conflicts to intellectual property disputes. He also represents clients in civil rights litigation, construction disputes, and insurance coverage matters.

Sean Fernandes

Sean Fernandes is a member of the firm’s Privacy & Data Security and Litigation practice groups.  In both practices, he counsels clients on compliance and works to resolve lawsuits when they arise.