Joseph Facciponti, a shareholder in Murphy & McGonigle’s Cybersecurity, Cybercrime, & Incident Response Practice, has been appointed Co-Chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Privacy, Data Security, and Information Technology Litigation.
"I am extremely honored to be selected Co-Chair of this vitally important committee of the New York State Bar Association," said Mr. Facciponti about his selection to a three-year term. "Lawyers for corporations, government agencies and individuals need to be on the front line of cybersecurity & data privacy developments in the law as breaches are increasing and the cost to reputation and a company’s business are immeasurable. As Co-Chair, I will be focused on ensuring lawyers in the New York State Bar have the most up-to-date information, education and tools to effectively manage the challenges of facing hacking attempts every day."
The Committee on Privacy, Data Security and Information Technology Litigation is composed of attorneys who are interested in advancing member knowledge, through CLEs, articles, and reports, about the evolving and rapidly developing areas of privacy and data security law. The Committee’s purview includes handling data in a litigation in a manner that is compliant with domestic and international privacy laws and regulations, promulgating templates and information on appropriate data security and privacy policies, assisting clients’ responses to security and data breaches and the litigation ensuing from such events, and litigating or defending claims arising under data security and privacy laws.
The Committee will hold its first meeting with Mr. Facciponti as Co-Chair on Tues., July 22 with a presentation on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Van Buren decision resolving the circuit split on the scope of the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act as it applies in the employment context.
Mr. Facciponti served as a prosecutor at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York for nine years, where he handled complex and high-profile cases involving a wide-range of financial and computer crimes, including computer hacking, fraud, money laundering, and intellectual property theft. In 2010, Mr. Facciponti received an FBI Director’s Award for outstanding cyber investigation, based on his work in investigating and disrupting a major international computer hacking ring that targeted financial institutions. Following that, he led global investigations at HSBC, including matters involving money laundering, sanctions, tax and anti-bribery laws.
Murphy & McGonigle Cybersecurity, Cybercrime, & Incident Response Practice
Murphy & McGonigle’s Cybersecurity, Cybercrime, & Incident Response Practice works with companies to prepare for the reality of persistent cyber attacks and to comply with cybersecurity rules and regulations. To that end, our lawyers assist companies in developing data security policies and procedures, as well as incident response plans. Further, our lawyers team with cybersecurity and forensic experts to facilitate data and network mapping exercises, assess risks posed by third-party service providers, and test a company’s cyber preparedness.