Kristen J. Mathews, Mark David McPherson and Janie Schulman

Kristen J. Mathews is a partner in Morrison & Foerster LLP’s Global Privacy + Data Security Group. For more than 20 years, Kristen’s practice has focused on advising clients on the full spectrum of the most complex privacy and cybersecurity issues, including regulatory and compliance matters. An early leader in the privacy sphere, Kristen has developed comprehensive knowledge and long-term perspective, cultivated a client base across a broad range of industries and established herself as one of the top lawyers in her field.
Mark David McPherson is a partner in the San Francisco office of Morrison & Foerster. For more than 20 years, Mark David has represented companies and individuals in their most difficult and complex legal disputes. He has served as a trusted advisor as companies and individuals navigate regulatory or internal investigations, and he has advocated for his clients in high-stakes litigation — including numerous trials and appeals. While Mark David’s subject matter expertise includes state and federal securities laws, federal transportation law, RICO, the Alien Tort Statute, the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act and deceptive practices statutes, his focus has turned most recently to cases or investigations involving data security incidents and privacy laws.
Janie Schulman is a litigation partner in Morrison & Foerster’s Los Angeles office, Co-Chair of the firm’s Employment and Labor Group and a Fellow of the American College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. She has specialized in employment, whistleblower retaliation and trade secrets litigation and counseling for almost 30 years. Janie has developed expertise in employment law issues unique to several industries, including financial services, technology, medical/life sciences, retail and hospitality. She litigates and tries complex lawsuits alleging whistleblower retaliation under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, misappropriation of trade secrets, employee and customer raiding, unfair competition and breach of restrictive covenants.
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Whistleblower cases may be the next trend in cybersecurity litigation. Morrison & Foerster’s Kristen J. Mathews, Mark David McPherson and Janie Schulman discuss various measures and best practices for companies in guarding against potential liability. While there has (understandably) been a media frenzy about whistleblowers and protections for them in the last few weeks, whistleblowers have not yet received as much attention...

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