Ericka A. Johnson | Squire Patton Boggs
Ericka Johnson responds to global and domestic ransomware attacks and data breaches on behalf of clients across a variety of industries (e.g., automotive manufacturing, insurance, mining, higher education, legal, financial and health care). In particular, Ericka has extensive experience working with IT forensic firms to help her clients understand and meet their various legal obligations. She frequently interfaces with law enforcement and industry-specific regulators in the US and coordinates filings with and responses to inquiries from regulators around the world (e.g., EU, South Pacific, Africa, and Latin America).
Ericka regularly assists clients with cyber risk mitigation strategies. She frequently conducts cybersecurity risk assessments against various cybersecurity standards and develops internal compliance measures and incident response protocols to remediate identified vulnerabilities.
Prior to joining private practice, Ericka served for six years as Judge Advocate in the US Marine Corps, where she specialized in, among other things, cyber operations. She continues to serve as reserve operations officer to the Judge Advocate commanding general in the Washington DC area.
She was recently selected as Best Lawyers in America: One to Watch for 2023.
Colin R. Jennings | Squire Patton Boggs
Colin Jennings has been selected as primary outside counsel for global compliance work by more than 35 public and privately held global companies, and regularly provides guidance and counseling in connection with these companies’ ongoing compliance efforts for both their domestic and international operations, including, when necessary, investigation of compliance-related concerns.
Colin regularly conducts compliance reviews and internal investigations domestically and abroad. His advice on the design, implementation and assessment of compliance programs is informed by internal investigations. He has conducted investigations into allegations of employee theft, fraud, or other business misconduct, including alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), sanctions and export control violations, and has experience litigating claims arising from compliance-related matters.
He regularly interacts with federal, state, and international authorities concerning data breaches, and coordinating the forensic analysis and resulting claims or litigation that inevitably follow a breach. As the currently appointed cyber lawyer for the state of New Jersey, he has helped multiple jurisdictions, both in and out of the state, develop the requisite policies, procedures, and trainings to prepare for, and respond to, cyberattacks.
Colin would serve as part of the data breach response team as well as the litigation team.