In today’s Internet-based global marketplace, communications, software and other technology services providers face real concerns related to customer privacy, data protection and network security. Information technology law expertise is crucial to ensuring that these small and large
sector companies successfully secure privacy protections and ensure regulatory compliance
with new technologies.

The modern importance of privacy protections continues to rise as the U.S. federal and state governments and regulatory authorities worldwide address privacy issues associated with new technologies. Agency enforcement actions, self-regulation and other forms of accountability are on the rise in the United States and across borders. One of the greatest risks is damage to a company’s reputation and its relationships with customers and business partners. Successful companies must navigate a complex web of rapidly evolving laws, regulations and policies at all levels of government, both domestic and international.

M&D’s information privacy, data security and consumer protection practice encompasses cloud computing, breach notification requirements, and privacy policies for companies that handle, collect and use personal data.

Our information technology lawyers provide a rapid, thorough response to any client need arising across the IT, technology and communications spectrum ranging from startups to enterprises.

M&D’s privacy professionals help clients implement best practices in information privacy and data security. We are aware of the potential for domestic and international enforcement actions for failure to protect consumer information. We have advised clients dealing with security breach and unauthorized disclosures of personal information, including state breach notification requirements. To ensure adequate protections, companies must work directly with vendors, employees, independent contractors and customers to obtain, use, secure and protect internal and external customer data. We also recognize the need to address legal and reputational risks while preserving an organization’s ability to use information in ways that achieve organizational goals. We work with clients to develop privacy practices that support business success.

An Interdisciplinary Legal Approach to Data Processes, and Technology

Technology and communication companies face complex and unique legal issues that intertwine with standard business and corporate law issues. Our expertise is built on a track record of successfully navigating the product, services marketing and manufacturing issues that affect IT and communications innovators locally and globally.

M&D leverages an interdisciplinary approach to meet the intersecting needs of industry, data, technology, and law. Our information technology lawyers shape comprehensive business solutions that cover a vast range of data privacy needs, including:

  • Technology acquisition or development transactions (purchasing, reselling, distribution, joint ventures, alliances, development)
  • Software licensing, maintenance and support
  • Telecommunications
  • Technology device manufacturing
  • Open source
  • Intellectual property management and audits

Navigating the Legal Aspects of Technology Transactions

As an effective information technology law practice, M&D has a proven understanding of the ways in which economic, regulatory and business environments determine the path of technology. That enables us to craft and negotiate commercial agreements that protect intellectual property. At every step of the transaction lifecycle, we remain focused on establishing the most favorable business terms for our clients. Our information technology lawyers are backed by the resources needed to handle every aspect of a complex transaction to complete them smoothly and efficiently.

Comprehensive Capabilities

Beyond our work with IT and communications clients throughout all phases of the business life cycle, M&D serves the needs of clients that go beyond the focus of technology. This can include research and development as well as business capitalization, expansion and M&A. We also support the legal framework needed for technology and business standards alliances and
licensing rights across numerous industries.

These capabilities have been cultivated as an outgrowth of serving our client base where third party relationships fall outside of the core technology spectrum. As such our goal is to always remain focused on serving the evolving need of our clients by bringing highly developed understanding of business law needs in the age of digital transformation.