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Murtha Cullina LLP Formalizes Information Security and Privacy Group

Boston, MA (February 28, 2012) ... The law firm of Murtha Cullina LLP is pleased to announce the formation of its Information Security and Privacy Group. Over the years, individual lawyers at the firm have counseled clients on matters relating to the protection of confidential personal information of employees and clients and responding to unauthorized breaches and disclosures under the panoply of federal and state laws that have emerged to govern employers in general, financial institutions, health care organizations, regulated communications and energy providers, and public corporations, as well as issues of e-discovery and social media. The new Information Security and Privacy Group seeks to coordinate these various related practices in order to better meet the needs of all of the firm's clients.

Rob Munnelly, Co-Chair of the Information Security and Privacy Group, noted that the firm has long assisted clients in addressing information security needs in response to robust state information laws, the groundbreaking Massachusetts 201 CMR 17.00 Rules mandating written protection plans and computer security measures, HIPAA and other federal health care protection requirements, and federal "Red Flag" rules applicable to non-financial institutions with monthly trasnactions activity that renders them potentially susceptible to identity theft and fraud, such as regulated utilities. "We are now formalizing the Group to meet client needs in these fast-changing areas." The Group is comprised of lawyers in the firm's Litigation, Labor and Employment, Corporate, HealthCare/Long-Term Care, Communications and Energy groups to handle the full range of services demanded by companies faced with new legal obligations and new technologies. Jennifer DelMonico will also serve as the Group's Co-Chair.

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