Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Forms Innovative Alliance to Address Data Protection & Cybersecurity

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP has announced a strategic alliance
with eosedge Legal to provide clients a full range of legal and
technical data protection and cybersecurity services. The alliance
addresses clients’ needs for a comprehensive data protection and
cybersecurity program by examining the entire lifecycle of information
and focusing on gaps and vulnerabilities in business operations.

The Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie strategic alliance with eosedge
Legal was developed in collaboration with eosedge Legal founder, Doug
DePeppe
, a cyber law attorney and former advisor to the White House
60-day Cyberspace Policy Review, as well as the then National
Cybersecurity Division, Department of Homeland Security. eosedge
Legal has unique expertise in cyber and important ties with government
programs to help clients navigate the multiple levels of complexity that
can emerge with serious cyberattack incidents.

Most small to mid-size companies aren’t prepared for a cyberattack and
could be crippled operationally or financially in the event of an
attack. Many law firms in this space are focused on post breach response
and clean-up,” said Ken
Van Winkle
, managing partner of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie. “Our
alliance with eosedge Legal looks to help clients build
protections against cyber threats. It expands our ability to work with
clients to integrate cyber and technical preparedness with their
day-to-day business operations – such as insurance and employee
policies, IP asset protections and digital communications strategies. If
clients aren’t addressing the intersection of those core business
functions in a digital world – they are more vulnerable.”

The eosedge Legal and Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie alliance
offers something different,” said DePeppe. “Our vertically integrated,
interdisciplinary team delivers a law-led approach, teamed with cyber
vendors, that affords the advantages of confidentiality and privacy. In
the event of an attack, you want a cyber-law firm, not a
cyber-consulting firm.”

In addition, the alliance with eosedge Legal provides clients
access to CyberGaps, a risk analysis platform which evaluates clients’
current systems and determines where there are “gaps” that could
potentially lead to a compromise of information. “Through math-based
efficacy scoring, CyberGaps™ helps our clients perform their due
diligence and reduce their risk exposure to assure a reasonable security
posture BEFORE an incident,” said DePeppe.

Hilary
Wells
leads Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie’s Data Protection and
Cybersecurity Practice. “Data protection rules and regulations are
changing and clients need to keep up. In the past, data protection
regulations focused primarily on financial institutions and the medical
industry. Now, businesses in all industries and regardless of size, are
facing legal requirements and potential liability for failing to employ
appropriate data protection practices,” said Wells.

Colorado just enacted a data privacy law considered to be among the most
demanding in the country. Colorado joins California and a number of
other states requiring businesses to implement policies and procedures
to protect the personal information they collect.

Recognizing the new and developing legal landscape facing many of our
clients, we formed the strategic alliance with eosedge Legal to
strategically place ourselves in a position to offer legal advice
informed by the technical details of our clients’ systems and
operations,” Wells said.

Lewis
Roca Rothgerber Christie Cybersecurity and Data Protection

attorneys have extensive experience navigating the cybersecurity and
data protection issues associated with regulated industries and general
business operations. The firm’s legal team reviews and follows the
multitude of cybersecurity and data protection laws at the federal and
state level and pursuant to key international regulations. The firm’s
attorneys hold technical degrees in electrical engineering and computer
science, have extensive experience protecting and defending highly
confidential data, such as intellectual property, and are certified by
professional privacy organizations.

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP and eosedge Legal are separate
firms that have entered into a joint marketing agreement. All decisions
whether to recommend the other’s services will be made with consultation
with each client or prospective client to assess their individual needs.

Contacts

MEDIA CONTACT:
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
Whitney
Murray, Public Relations Manager
602-528-4620
wmurray@lrrc.com

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