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Certified Data Security and Privacy Lawyers

When Certifications Matter for an Attorney

Jim Ickes and Joel Holt are not only attorneys; they are certified privacy professionals. The attorneys of Ickes Holt are experts in information security and privacy law.

Ready to Support Your Business in the Following Areas:

Assist clients to develop, draft, and modify corporate governance policies for information security and privacy as well as attendant protocols to ensure compliance with pertinent state and federal laws.

Assist clients to develop and implement information security incident response plans.

Engage in table-top exercises with clients to test efficacy of information security policies and incident response plans.

Advise clients with respect to third-party vendor contracts and allocation of liability related to information handling and data breaches.

Assist clients by coordinating with cybersecurity experts, including CISSPs, to ensure periodic assessment of clients’ network security.

Assist clients by coordinating with business continuity experts to develop, maintain, and test business continuity plans.

Assist clients by coordinating with risk management and risk assessment experts to develop, maintain, and test Incident Management Plans.

Advise clients, in the event of a data breach, with respect to all relevant privacy and data breach notification laws.

Assist clients navigate information security related investigations and audits.

Assist clients litigate information security and privacy claims in state and federal courts and administrative enforcement actions.

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The attorneys at Ickes Holt advise healthcare organizations, including hospitals, physicians, dentists, chiropractors, and counselors, about compliance with the Privacy and Security Rules of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or “HIPAA.” Ickes Holt also has expertise and experience in most information security and privacy laws and regulations, including:

  • Gramm Leach Bliley Act (GLBA)
  • Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd Frank Act)
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)—medical records provisions
  • Ohio Data Breach Notifications Act
  • Section 5 of Federal Trade Commission Act
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) regulations
  • Securities & Exchange Commission cybersecurity regulations
  • U./U.S. Privacy Shield
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Only Law Firm You Need For Your Business

At the heart of every successful business is data. Whether you run a large company or a small startup, your data is the lifeblood of your organization, and it needs to be protected at all costs. However, data security can be a complex and difficult issue, and having an expert data and security lawyer on your team can make all the difference.

A data and security lawyer will have in-depth knowledge of industry regulations and best practices, as well as access to sophisticated data protection software and other resources.

With their help, you can ensure that your data is safe from external threats like hackers or industrial espionage, while also maintaining its integrity when it’s transferred between different employees or departments.

So, if you want to keep your company running smoothly and securely, then a data and security lawyer should be at the top of your list of priorities.

Jim Ickes is the most empathetic and down to earth attorney that I have ever met. He is a consummate professional, responsive and timely.

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When Litigation Cannot Be Prevented

Sometimes, despite best efforts, litigation cannot be prevented. The team at Ickes Holt has nearly 25 years of combined litigation experience in state and federal courts and brings that experience to bear on behalf of its clients. While it makes sense to do everything possible to avoid litigation, should the need arise, Ickes Holt is committed to representing its clients with skill, passion, and integrity.

Litigation is a serious situation with serious ramifications and is not something that should be considered lightly. Clients need clear advice to determine whether filing or aggressively defending a lawsuit is the correct choice for them. Further, the civil litigation process is governed by strict deadlines and rules. If you are involved in litigation, an attorney is essential to protect your interests. Ickes Holt has the experience, skill, and dedication to represent you in court or administrative proceedings.

Ickes Holt is full-service, client focused, and team-minded. Clients can expect a team of professionals to work hard at providing solutions that make sense. Clients are an integral part of the team, and clients can expect collaboration and responsiveness.  Ickes Holt strives to be a different type of law firm and to provide its client with a different type of legal experience.

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