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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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California's Bold New Data Privacy Law: What You Need to Know to Comply By Anne J. Kelley

2018 has been a pivotal year for consumer data protection, with sweeping new laws being passed to ensure increased consumer data privacy around the world. In May, Europe’s General Data Protection Law, or GDPR, took effect. In June, the California Legislature passed the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”), a bold new digital data privacy law that is the first of its kind in the United States. The California law becomes effective on January 1, 2020, and will launch a new era of data privacy and protection in the U.S.

August 30, 2018

New Proposition 65 Warning Regulations For Businesses Effective August 30, 2018 By John Van Vlear, Jason Moberly Caruso

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (“OEHHA”) has made significant changes to the regulations for Proposition 65 warnings required for certain consumer products and locations (e.g., enclosed parking facilities and hotels). These changes became effective August 30, 2018. If your business has not yet reviewed the new Prop. 65 regulations, or has never conducted a Prop. 65 audit, now is the time to do so.

August 30, 2018