Technology, Media & Privacy


Atheria’s Technology, Media & Privacy team includes more than thirty lawyers and legal professionals.  

Ours is a fast-moving practice, focused on first- and third-party losses and claims arising from data breaches, including ransomware and privacy incidents, and technology products and services, including breach of contract, intellectual property claims, and website defamation. 

Our cyber expertise dates back to the first cyber policies ever created. Since then, we have worked on thousands of high-profile and complex data privacy and cyber security incidents involving a range of subject matter experts and global corporations, technology, media, retail and healthcare companies, and educational institutions. 

LIST OF SERVICES

Our clients look to us for the depth of experience our lawyers have from acting as coverage and monitoring counsel for London and U.S. domestic insurers involving policyholders around the world, including: 

Data breaches impacting financial, education, hospitality, and retail sectors, from individual events to some of the largest and most complex data breach incidents ever reported.
Class action lawsuits and regulatory proceedings flowing from data breaches and privacy violations, including the alleged unlawful collection and use of data.
Claims involving phishing attacks, D-DOS attacks, ransomware / cyber extortion, and business interruption resulting from cyber incidents.
Social engineering schemes resulting in fraudulent wire transfers.
Technology errors and omissions claims, including software implementation disputes involving large projects and failures of technology hardware functionality.
Class actions alleging violations of privacy statutes including the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA), the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA), and the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).
Intellectual property claims, including patent infringement, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, and trade secret misappropriation, brought against policyholders ranging from the smallest startups to Silicon Valley’s powerhouses.
Matters alleging disparaging website content and online defamation.

Key partners

Legal Malpractice Claims Continue to Grow: Trends and Predictions for 2022 and Beyond

Law firms and their insurance carriers have experienced a rise in both the frequency and severity of high-exposure legal malpractice claims over the past year. As the global economy remains in a period of high inflation and economic uncertainty, there is a risk that this trend may continue.

SEE MORE
Text Link
MAJOR UK DATA BREACH CLASS ACTION SUITS ARISE IN THE WAKE OF GDPR

In two decisions rendered this month, the UK courts have permitted two major class-action lawsuits under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regime. The suits prove that the GDPR opens the door for large representative suits on behalf of data breach victims..

SEE MORE
Text Link
Comparing US And EU Approaches To Paying Cyber Ransoms

Ransomware attacks continue to proliferate across the globe and it is expected that 2020 will see continued attacks. Trend Micro Inc. reported a 77% surge in ransomware[1] attacks during the first half of 2019

SEE MORE
Text Link
Andrew Chan
Partner
Text Link
Charlotte Worlock
Partner
Text Link
Christina Terplan
Founding Partner & President
Text Link
Jamison Narbaitz
Founding Partner
Text Link
Joan D'Ambrosio
Founding Partner
Text Link
Joshua Leach
Partner
Text Link
Julie Choi Hawkinson
Founding Partner
Text Link