Joseph J. Lazzarotti | Jackson Lewis
Joseph J. Lazzarotti is a Principal in the Berkeley Heights, New Jersey office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He founded and currently co-leads the firm’s Privacy, Data and Cybersecurity Practice Group, edits the Firm’s privacy blog, and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) with the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He also is a trained tax and benefits attorney for over 20 years and a member of the Firm’s Employee Benefits Practice Group. He counsels multinational, national and regional companies in all industries on the broad array of regulatory mandates, best practices and preventive safeguards concerning data privacy, security, and governance.
For example, he advises health care providers, business associates and group health plan sponsors concerning HIPAA/HITECH compliance, as well as retail, health care, entertainment and other companies in developing data security and social media strategies and policies. He has worked on hundreds of data incidents and breach matters large and small, involving personal information concerning customers, patients, students, clients, employees and others. His work includes conducting risk and vulnerability assessments, developing written information security programs (WISPs) and delivering on-site executive and employee trainings to help businesses avoid breaches of personal and company data and achieve compliance.
Skyler Hicks | Sheppard Mullin
Skyler Hicks is an Associate at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP. He graduated from Harvard College and the USC Gould School of Law. Prior to joining Sheppard Mullin, Skyler worked in the Office of Athletic Compliance at the University of Southern California. Skyler writes extensively on legal issues in the sports industry.