Scott Lashway, Matthew M.K. Stein, Andrew Zimmitti and Richard Hartunian

Scott Lashway is a disputes partner based in the Boston office of Manatt, Phelps & Philips, which he manages for the firm. His practice focuses on matters involving the intersection of law and technology, and he is co-leader of Manatt’s privacy and data security group.
Matthew Stein is a special counsel in the firm’s privacy and data security practice. Trained as a litigator, Matt has been helping clients and companies for nearly 15 years find solutions and seize opportunities in a risk-sensitive manner. Matt’s clients have included companies in the financial services, insurance, e-commerce, technology, health care and retail sectors.
Andrew Zimmitti is a litigation partner in the firm’s Washington office. Andrew has represented financial institutions, institution-affiliated parties, money services businesses, tribal-owned lenders and foreign investors in civil litigation and administrative enforcement actions involving U.S. sanctions compliance and enforcement.
Richard S. Hartunian is a partner in the firm’s Investigations, Compliance and White Collar Defense practice in New York, where he defends clients against allegations of white-collar crime, health care fraud, BSA/AML violations and environmental and defense procurement fraud, and advises on cross-border security and trade issues.
hacker offering key to unlock encrypted data for money

Following a recent advisory from the Office of Foreign Assets Control, attorneys from Manatt, Phelps & Phillips consider the difficulty of paying ransomware attackers’ ransoms without violating U.S. sanctions law. Picture this: At some point in the next six months, you lose access to your files. Even worse, your company loses access to its files. And you are told that if you...

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