Paul Otto understands the regulatory environment surrounding cybersecurity risk management and incident response. Leveraging his technical background and capabilities in computer science and engineering, Paul brings insight to clients as a compliance counselor who understands hardware, software, and technological innovation.
Paul has coordinated and managed hundreds of cybersecurity assessments and data incident responses, as well as associated enhancement/remediation plans.
Paul works with legal counsel and security officers throughout the lifecycle of cybersecurity risk management and incident response. Because many organizations have limited in-house cybersecurity legal capacity, Paul embraces the role of outside counsel by working alongside executive and information security teams to manage risk, oversee corporate governance, and help identify and capitalize on risk-reducing opportunities for enhanced data protection.
Paul regularly advises clients on security-related risks in mergers and acquisitions and governance matters, as well as advising on appropriate contractual language for safeguarding sensitive data such as health and financial information. Paul also assists clients in evaluating the data security practices of vendors and other strategic partners.