Mergers and Acquisitions, and Transactions

Overview

We also provide due diligence support in general M&A and other corporate transactions. No deal maker wants to buy into a data incident or acquire a data set that it cannot use or that will drag it into years of costly litigation, especially if those issues could have been identified during the due diligence process. Under tight time constraints, we efficiently identify, assess, and quantify risk, negotiate representations and warranties to address concerns and mitigate risk, and provide counsel that helps companies make business decisions at the end of the negotiations. We also conduct Data and Digital Risk Assessments, including with regard to:

  • IT products and services arrangements
  • Vendor and partner agreements
  • Product development (including software and Internet of Things)
  • Data collection, processing, use, retention, destruction, sharing, and transfer
  • Data security
  • International issues
  • Advertising, marketing, and promotions campaigns and techniques
  • CRM programs

Experience

  • Recognized as one of the top law firms for client service, BakerHostetler was named to the 2019 BTI Client Service 30 for the fifth consecutive year.

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Data Privacy Monitor
Deeper Dive: Choose the Right Forensics Firm for the Job
By William R. Daugherty, Eric A. Packel
April 17, 2019
Forensics are a key component of many data incident investigations. The importance of forensics cannot be overstated. In fact, in 2018, 65% of the incidents we handled involved some type of forensic investigation. Forensics firms can not...
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Data Privacy Monitor
In BIPA's Wake, a Wave of New Biometric Privacy Proposals
By Robyn M. Feldstein, Melinda L. McLellan
April 15, 2019
Over the past year, a host of new national, state and local laws have been introduced to regulate the collection and use of biometric information. Although these proposals vary in their requirements, certain elements appear to be inspired...
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Data Privacy Monitor
Deeper Dive: The Scourge of O365 Incidents
April 11, 2019
A Growing Menace 2018 saw a continuation of companies moving toward cloud-based email systems. Phishing incidents targeting those systems followed suit. Fully one-third of incidents addressed by our incident response team in 2018 involved...
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Data Privacy Monitor
Bill to Expand CCPA Private Right of Action Moves Forward
April 11, 2019
We have previously written about California SB 561 here, introduced by Senator Jackson (D) and supported by the California Attorney General (AG), that among other things would vastly expand the CCPA’s private right of action and remove the...
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Data Privacy Monitor
Deeper Dive: GDPR a Game-Changer for Data Breach Notification
By Laura E. Jehl, Andreas T. Kaltsounis
April 8, 2019
When the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect on May 25, 2018, it dramatically changed the way multinationals manage the reporting of personal data breaches. It also substantially raised the stakes: Entities found to...
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