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Managing Partner Jeff Dennis Contributes to Inside Track on

Newmeyer & Dillion’s Managing Partner Jeff Dennis was recently interviewed by Stephanie Forshee, a reporter with, for their weekly briefing, Inside Track. Within the segment, Jeff Dennis answered the 'question of the week.' How can GCs help board members and other executives protect themselves from liability in the event of a shareholder class action tied to a data breach?

April 1, 2018

Managing Partner Jeff Dennis quoted in Wall Street Journal, "Board-level Lessons from the Yahoo Shareholder Settlement"

A settlement filed on March 2 between Yahoo Inc and shareholders stipulated that Yahoo would be required to pay $80 million to plaintiffs harmed by data breaches occurring in 2013 and 2014. Newmeyer & Dillion Managing Partner Jeff Dennis spoke with reporter Kate Fazzini of WSJ Pro Cybersecurity about the settlement and provided insight on what it means for boards concerned about cyber risk.

“[Boards] must understand regulations, set and prioritize cyber initiatives with a focus on reporting and examine how they are managing external risk, including risk from third parties,” said Mr. Dennis, adding “The board doesn’t need to do day-to-day management, but it does need to set the agenda and tone at these companies so they understand cyberrisk is an important part of the business.”

Subscribers can read Kate’s article, “Board-level Lessons from the Yahoo Shareholder Settlement,” in the WSJ Pro Cybersecurity March 15 newsletter.

March 26, 2018

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A California Version of GDPR May Be Coming - What You Need to Know About the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 By Anne J. Kelley

People in the U.S. are becoming increasingly aware that their personal data is being shared in ways they never imagined as companies like Facebook, Uber, Safeway and Target are tracking and selling their personal information on a regular basis. Many people feel helpless in stopping companies from sharing their data. A coalition located in Oakland, California, right in Silicon Valley's backyard, believes it is high time for people to have more control over their own personal data.

June 25, 2018

Calif. Case Shows Propriety Of Telecom CEQA Exemptions

Newmeyer & Dillion Partner Michael Shonafelt authored an article that was published by Law360 on April 10, 2018. The article summarizes the implications of the Aptos Residents Association v. County of Santa Cruz for Telecom CEQA Exemptions.

April 10, 2018