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McNees Attorneys to Present on PA Supreme Court Data Breach Case at Association of Corporate Counsel Event

April 16, 2019
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HARRISBURG, Pa. – (April 15, 2019) McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC attorneys Devin Chwastyk and Carol Steinour Young are slated to present on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court data breach case Dittman v. UPMC at the Association of Corporate Counsel event “In-House Counsel ‘Defending the Corporate House’” in Harrisburg on April 25, 2019.

Devin and Carol will lead a discussion on the Dittman v. UPMC case, which held that employers owe their employees a duty to exercise reasonable care when collecting and storing personal and financial information, and called into question the viability of the economic loss doctrine, which bars tort claims involving only pecuniary loss.  The goal of the discussion is to provide practical guidance on how to protect information, respond to data breaches and avoid liability.

Devin Chwastyk is Chair of the McNees Privacy & Data Security Practice Group where he advises clients on how to get ahead of data exposure by developing data security policies, privacy disclosures, breach response plans, and associated training programs.  Devin helps clients remedy and report security breach events.

Carol Steinour Young practices in the McNees Litigation, Injunction and Intellectual Property Groups. Carol maintains a broad litigation and counseling practice covering a range of substantive areas in both U.S. federal and state courts and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. She represents businesses and individuals in a number of complex commercial matters including breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, wage and hour disputes, theft of trade secret law, trademark infringement and copyright infringement.


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