Stu Panensky is an experienced business attorney and commercial litigator. Stu handles all phases of routine and complex civil litigation up through and including trial. He advises professional and corporate clients across multiple business sectors on risk mitigation and the defense of third party claims. Stu’s practice is concentrated in the following practice areas.
Cyber-Risk & Data Breach
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Stu has significant experience acting as data breach counsel to companies in multiple verticals including professional services, retail, hospitality, financial institutions, technology and healthcare. Stu leads breach response investigations including working with his clients’ internal IT and digital forensics to provide legal advice on the nature of the occurrence, scope of data exfiltration, obligations to notify impacted consumers and/or state and federal government regulators as well as contractual obligations to report to the Payment Card Industry (PCI). As breach counsel, Stu is networked with quality breach response vendors (IT, forensics, e-discovery, public relations, breach notification and others) and coordinates them in data breach response efforts including print and email notification, call-center management, credit monitoring and restoration services, and other cyber-incident response activity.
Stu also provides legal counsel related to pre-breach cyber-risk preparedness including drafting incident response planning documents, hosting mock-breach “tabletop” presentations to clients, opining on privacy and data and information security company policies as well as reviewing technology vendor/provider contract agreements and scope documents.