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TANYA FORSHEIT: Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC – Partner and Co-Chair, Privacy & Data Security Group

Widely considered one of the country’s top privacy and data security lawyers, Tanya Forsheit has advised on high-profile matters involving confidential data and other sensitive information for nearly 20 years. Forsheit is Co-Chair of the Privacy & Data Security Group, and a partner in the Technology & Digital Media, Litigation, and Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations groups. She represents multi-national and emerging companies in the media, entertainment, consumer products, healthcare, technology and professional services industries, and serves as outside privacy counsel for numerous organizations.

Forsheit counsels clients facing data security breaches and defends against allegations that they mishandled sensitive customer or employee information. She advises on the protection, storage and monetization of confidential data, including privacy policies, mobile apps, cloud computing, smart devices and data analytics. Forsheit has frequently appeared in federal and state court litigation, and has advised clients in matters before the Federal Trade Commission.

MICHAEL A. GOLD: Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell LLP – Partner; Co-chair of JMBM’s Cybersecurity & Privacy Group

Michael Gold is co-chair of Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell’s Cybersecurity and Privacy Group. Gold counsels clients in a wide variety of matters, including data breach responses and investigations, crisis management, development of computer- based information retention systems, forensic investigations of computer systems, and computer and internet privacy matters. Gold also assists clients in developing and implementing information management and governance best practices and developing policies and compliance structures for protecting personal and company information.

Gold also advises companies and their owners and directors, and alternative entities and their managers and members, in business control and governance disputes, enterprise risk governance and management, shareholder disputes, breach of fiduciary duty matters, conflict of interest transactions, and internal investigations.

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