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With recent news of cyber incidents at Equifax, Deloitte, Verizon, the Democratic National Committee, DLA Piper and Yahoo, to name but a few, cybersecurity and privacy issues have been thrust to the forefront of the national conversation. But for many attorneys, such issues have always been front and center.

Recently, a growing number of law firms focusing solely on privacy and cybersecurity matters have been popping up across the country, buoyed in part by their prescience that “business as usual” faced a reckoning in the age of social media and smartphones. The reasons partners start privacy-focused law firms, however, vary as much as what the firms offer and how they operate. Just as cyber incidents take many shapes and forms, so too do the firms defending, protecting and representing their victims.

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Rhys Dipshan

CT-born, New York-based legal tech reporter covering everything from in-house technology disruption to privacy trends, blockchain, AI, cybersecurity, and ghosts-in-the-machine. Continually waiting for law to catch up with tech. (It's like waiting for Godot, but without the clowns)

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