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Mitchell Williams Attorneys Benjamin Jackson and Anton Janik Present at Arkansas BBB Cybersecurity Summit

Discuss Legal Obligations Prior to and After a Data Breach

October 08, 2018

LITTLE ROCK - Attorneys Benjamin Jackson and Anton Janik presented at the Arkansas BBB Cybersecurity Summit in Rogers today discussing the legal ramifications of a data breach.

Jackson and Janik reviewed the Arkansas Breach Law and demonstrated how businesses can develop strong cyber habits through employee training.  They provided guidance on cybersecurity best practices including vendor management, security risk assessments, data management, incident response planning and cyber insurance. They also discussed the reporting, timing of disclosure, and notifications required following a data breach.

Jackson is an experienced litigator who counsels clients when they anticipate potential litigation following an incident, after a lawsuit has been filed, through trial and beyond. He has developed a specific legal practice representing commercial clients, financial institutions, hospitals, medical clinics, physicians and business organizations in matters of data security, risk management, cyber liability defense and medical malpractice defense. He serves as a strategic advisor to his clients helping them prevent and mitigate the risk of future litigation. Jackson earned his Juris Doctorate from University of Arkansas School of Law.

Janik is an experienced trial attorney with a specialized practice in complex litigation, cybersecurity, privacy and tax controversies. He advises clients on investigations, corporate compliance, employee privacy, data protection and social media. He is a former trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US). Janik earned a LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from Middlebury College.

About Arkansas Better Business Bureau

Established in 1960, the Arkansas BBB serves all consumers and businesses and offers services to more than 3,000 accredited businesses in the state. In the past 12 months, Arkansas BBB has assisted in the resolution of more than 6,000 consumer/business complaints and provided more than 1.2 million instances of service to companies and individuals seeking information and assistance with business issues.

About Mitchell Williams

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. is a 92-attorney corporate law firm that provides strategic and comprehensive legal services to help clients achieve their goals. Established in 1954, the firm has offices in Little Rock, Rogers and Jonesboro, Arkansas and Austin, Texas. For more information, visit MitchellWilliamsLaw.com