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Public Law in Practice - Ransomware and Wire Fraud: Everything You Need to Know to Protect Your Organization

Public Law in Practice - Ransomware and Wire Fraud: Everything You Need to Know to Protect Your Organization

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Ransomware and wire fraud attacks are becoming an epidemic, and cyber criminals are growing increasingly more sophisticated and brazen in their demands. Now more than ever, data privacy should be a top priority for every business and organization - do you know what to do if you are attacked? Who should be your first call?

In this webinar presented by the McDonald Hopkins Public Law Practice Group, litigation attorney Robert Cohen and data privacy & cybersecurity attorney Amanda Martin will provide proactive, practical tips to help you navigate your risk when it comes to wire fraud and ransomware attacks. 

Robert Cohen is an experienced litigation attorney who calls upon his national contacts, his many years of experience, his sophisticated negotiation skills and the application of injunctive and extraordinary relief to assist clients who are facing the loss of funds as a result of the wire fraud epidemic. 

Amanda Martin is an attorney in McDonald Hopkins' national Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group. Amanda advises clients regarding data security measures and responding to security breaches involving sensitive personal information. She also helps clients draft and implement privacy policies and processes, as well as ensuring compliance with federal and state data privacy laws and best practices.

Moderated by:

Teresa Metcalf Beasley is the chair of the firm's Public Law Practice Group and also a member of the firm's Real Estate Practice Group. She is experienced in bond transactions, economic development incentives, and real estate development and financing. She has served as bond, underwriter’s, borrower’s as well as placement agent counsel. She has represented private sector for profit and non-profit entities and local, county and state governmental agencies, including municipalities, port authorities, higher education, commercial financing real estate matters, construction, and government relations. 


  • Cost effective ways to reduce risk
  • Dealing with public records
  • Urgency when dealing with wire fraud, ransomware and B.E.C. (business email compromise)
  • Ways to prevent being attacked
  • How to react if you are a victim
  • Awareness of the different insurance policies and coverages