NEW YORK, NY, September 27, 2011 — Baker Hostetler announced today that and Theodore (Ted) J. Kobus III has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property Group in its New York office. He joins as Partner and national co-leader of the Privacy, Security and Social Media Team. He serves as team co-leader with Partner Gerald J. Ferguson. Kobus comes to Baker Hostetler from Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin.
Kobus brings an extensive background advising clients, trade groups and organizations on data security and privacy risk management, breaches, response strategies, litigation and regulatory actions affecting organizations. He has counseled clients involved in significant breaches implicating state and federal laws, international laws and other regulations and requirements, and has dealt with Offices of Attorneys General, state insurance departments, Office of Civil Rights (OCR)/Health and Human Services (HHS), Secret Service, FBI and local police and forensics professionals as part of their handling of data breaches. He has handled more than a hundred breaches and his experience extends to litigation of data breaches, privacy, technology, media and intellectual property matters. Kobus received his J.D. from Widener University School of Law.
“I am proud to be part of a strong and experienced privacy team that is international in scope. The platform that Baker Hostetler offers has immediately increased my ability to provide full service to my clients--ranging from risk management to data breach response to defense of regulatory actions and class action litigation.”
“Ted brings a unique mix of talent and experience to our team,” said John Weber, head of the firm’s Intellectual Property, Technology and Media Group. “His focus complements Baker Hostetler’s strategic commitment to the continued growth and expansion in privacy and security law across the country and abroad.”
“We are pleased to welcome Ted to Baker Hostetler,” said George Stamboulidis, managing partner of the Firm’s New York office. “With his extensive experience, he is an excellent addition to our very strong team of lawyers who handle a wide variety of complex privacy and security matters.”
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