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Cybersecurity is Always a Good Investment IN M&A Transactions

Whether you are the target or the acquirer, cybersecurity is the number 1 issue in an M&A transaction. The reason? Money. If you are the target, failure to appropriately address cybersecurity can significantly devalue your company.  If you are an acquirer, failure to conduct appropriate cyber due diligence before the deal is signed can result in purchasing a liability instead of an asset.  No matter which side of the table you sit, cybersecurity should be top-of-mind.

XPAN is proud to receive certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise from WBENC

XPAN Law Group is proud to announce that it received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).  WBENC is the nation’s largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States.

Happy Holidays from the team at XPAN Law Group!

On behalf of everyone here at XPAN Law Group, thank you and warmest wishes to you and your family during this holiday season.  Wishing you all a happy and prosperous new year!

Legaltech News features XPAN Law Group in article on Privacy and Security Law Firms

XPAN Law Group is proud to be included as one of the “growing number of law firms focusing solely on privacy and cybersecurity matters” in a recent Legaltech News article, “The Data Defenders: How Firms Focused on Privacy and Security Make Their Living.”  

Biometric Data under the GDPR

With the launch of the iPhone X, the debate around using biometric data as an authentication method has become mainstream.  To recap, the iPhone X is making thumbprint access to a mobile device a thing of the past:  now, all you need is your face (and, of course, the iPhone X).  While thumbprint access has become standard in most mobile devices, the use of facial recognition is new for most consumers.

Responding Elegantly and Deliberately

While at the recent Cybersecurity Awareness Summit at the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, one of the speakers put a slide up that said basically; Firewalls, passwords, anti-virus software, and multifactor authentication → yesterday’s news. The point being that these are really the baseline.  The starting point.  The bare minimum of security.  

Jordan L. Fischer Appointed to the Board of Women Owned Law

XPAN Law Group is proud to announce that co-founder and managing partner Jordan L. Fischer has been appointed to the Board of Women Owned Law (“WOL”).  WOL is a ground-breaking national group created to connect and advance women legal entrepreneurs in the law. 

Rebecca Rakoski, Esquire appointed to the Temple University Hospital, Inc. Board of Governors

XPAN Law Group is proud to announce that co-founder and managing partner Rebecca Rakoski, Esq. has been appointed to the Temple University Hospital, Inc. Board of Governors.  

Breaching the Castle: Walls and a Moat are No Longer Enough

I cannot tell you how many times I hear people comment that their cybersecurity is “just fine” because they have firewalls and antivirus software. Cybersecurity effects all of us and simply having good firewalls and antivirus software is not enough. 

Sticking Your Head in the Sand: How NOT to Approach the GDPR

In speaking with entities, of all sizes and all industries, we are often confronted with the same series of questions over and over again regarding the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”):  why do I need to comply?  Is the EU really going to enforce this?  What are the odds (as if we have a Magic 8-Ball) that the EU will actually sanction me?  That is in essence like saying: what are the odds I will be hit by a car?  I don’t know, but I still look both ways before crossing the street and I have insurance because I don’t want to risk it.  The doubters, the deniers, the wait-and-see’ers;  these are the entities that will get hit by the GDPR.  They hope that the GDPR will not be as extensive, or as intrusive, or as devastating as privacy experts are saying and while we don’t have a Magic 8-Ball, the response we give these naysayers is, “All signs point to Yes!”.