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Shari Claire Lewis Shari Claire Lewis

As if having to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic was not enough for law firms and clients, this year has seen a striking number of data breaches, privacy-related lawsuits, and government enforcement proceedings, as well as large settlements of new and older claims. Indeed, on Dec. 8, 2020, in perhaps the ultimate 2020 irony, cybersecurity consultant FireEye, Inc., announced that it was itself the victim of a cyber attack by a highly sophisticated state-sponsored attacker that targeted and accessed certain assessment tools that the company uses to test its customers’ security. See Kevin Mandia, “FireEye Shares Details of Recent Cyber Attack, Actions To Protect Community,” FireEye.com (Dec. 8, 2020).

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