HeplerBroom creates specialty practice to fight online security issues

By Chandra Lye | Feb 10, 2017

Edwardsville-based HeplerBroom has created a specialized practice group dedicated to helping organizations navigate cyber threats, data security breaches and data protection issues.

One of the firm’s partners from the St. Louis office said the team has developed industry relationships that will prove an asset in this arena.

“We combine their expertise with our experience to provide the right solution for each client’s specific situation," Glenn Davis stated in a press release. "They no longer need to resort to exorbitantly priced, off-the-shelf, cookie-cutter remedies."

It is the firm’s external resources coupled with the skills and talents of the team members that will make this team unique, according to one of the firm’s partners, Jeffrey S. Hebrank.

“We know that no law firm can address today’s cyber threats alone,” Hebrank said in the press release. “We constantly strive to stay ahead of emerging threats to our clients’ business interests and provide responsive and effective help. Our team approach with other leading service providers allows HeplerBroom to combine high quality, high value legal services with the complementary and effective technical, security, insurance, and public relations services that may be required to mitigate cybersecurity problems holistically.”

The firm’s website lists Glenn Davis, Ben Wilson, Charles Insler, Steve Kaufmann, Patrick Stufflebeam and Robb Sands as the attorneys on the HBCyberGroup team, .

Davis, a partner in the firm, has worked on antitrust issues in a variety of areas and has also covered corporate and securities litigation issues.

Steve Kaufmann, also a partner in the firm, has wide-ranging litigation experience including products liability, negligence and insurance issues and labor and employment, among others.

Stufflebeam is also a partner in the firm and has worked on business litigation matters, which include product liability, cybersecurity and commercial litigation.

Sands has also been focusing his practice on business litigation, which include cybersecurity, commercial litigation and product liability. He is also one of the partners in the firm.

Insler, an associate in the firm, has been focusing on commercial litigation such as antitrust and unfair competition, appellate work and securities litigation.

The team expects to be working in a wide range of areas as the HBCyberGroup, which includes insurance coverage, counsel on legal duties under federal and state laws and regulations, counsel on compliance with industry protocols, emergency response strategies and communications, class action litigation, privacy protection and First Amendment issues and trade secret protection. They will also provide expertise with identity theft, computer fraud and tampering, employment issues, contracts and payment practices, product liability, contractor and vendor policies, company information security policies and response plans as well as social media.

The company has been known for its work in several industries including financial services, insurance, healthcare, professional services, utilities, education, government, manufacturing, chemical, pharmaceutical and retail. 

Members of HBCyberGroup will work out of the company’s offices in St. Louis, Chicago, Springfield and Edwardsville.

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