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Recalculating For Small Business By Jeffrey M. Dennis

Jeff Dennis discusses different cybersecurity risks for small businesses in 2019 on Recalculating Radio with Don Mazella.

January 11, 2019

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

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Is Your Copyright Registration Valid? The Ninth Circuit Determines Inaccuracies in Your Copyright Application Deem Copyright Registration Invalid By Jonathan N. King

In order to enforce your copyright protections, it is necessary to avoid the willful inclusion of inaccurate information in any application seeking United States copyright protection. If you do not do so, you are risking a judicial determination that your copyright registration is invalid, which will then prevent you from enforcing your copyright ownership rights in federal court. The Ninth Circuit recently determined that a Court can invalidate copyright registration pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 411(b) based on a knowing inclusion of inaccurate information in a copyright application that would have otherwise been a basis for the Copyright Office to deny registration.

June 24, 2019

Cybersecurity and Third-Party Vendors - Are You Adequately Protected? By J. Kyle Janecek

There is an old saying commonly attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte, "what one should really fear is not a competent enemy, but an incompetent ally." While this has held true over time in a military context, it remains painfully true as applied to data security. Recently, two more entities, Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp, have learned this lesson. They join other targets such as Best Buy, Sears, Delta, Target and Chili's in learning that in the interconnected digital economy, all it takes is one weak link to create the opportunity for a data breach. Naturally, this leaves a question – what happens next? When the third party’s data protection has failed and the breach has gone public, it may not be readily clear who is responsible for making the customers, and the entity whose data was lost, whole. A failure to account for what comes after risks being held liable for the breach, both legally and in the court of public opinion.

June 19, 2019