Mergers and Acquisitions, and Transactions


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




In The Blogs

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Data Privacy Monitor
Moving Beyond Passwords – Does Your Face Raise Privacy Concerns?
November 8, 2017
Phishing attacks continue to be the root cause of a considerable number of data breaches. Typically, these incidents occur when employees are enticed into giving up their login credentials in response to a cleverly designed, yet fake...
Data Privacy Monitor
From the Mouths of Babes: FTC Issues COPPA Enforcement Policy Regarding Voice Recordings
By Alan L. Friel, Melinda L. McLellan
November 7, 2017
On October 23, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released new guidance on how the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule may apply to audio recordings of children’s voices collected by websites and online services...
Data Privacy Monitor
Deception and Unfair Practices Come Preinstalled
By Alan L. Friel
October 23, 2017
Lenovo, a manufacturer of personal computers, recently agreed, among other things, to implement a software security program in a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over issues with third-party software preinstalled on some...
Data Privacy Monitor
FTC Takes Action Against Individual Social Media Influencers
By Stephanie A. Lucas
September 26, 2017
Advertisers’ and brands’ use of social media influencers has continued to grow in importance as brands seek to reach new consumers while marketing to a widespread demographic. Traditionally, influencers are known as people who leverage...
Data Privacy Monitor
European Court Provides Further Clarity on Employee Monitoring
By Emily R. Fedeles, Nichole L. Sterling
September 20, 2017
The September 5, 2017, decision of the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Barbulescu v Romania (Barbulescu) has interrupted a recent trend toward limiting privacy in the European workplace. The Barbulescu...