Nicole Harrell, Data Privacy and Security Chair for Kaufman & Canoles, will discuss the current landscape of cyber threats and practical preventative measures and solutions for small businesses. In addition, she will provide an overview of the recently passed Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act.
About Nicole Harrell:
Nicole is a member of the firm’s Norfolk office and Chair of the Data Privacy and Security Practice Group. Nicole regularly assists clients with cyber preparedness and breach response. Her data privacy and security practice include preparation of incident response plans and counseling clients on preparing for a cyber incident. Nicole helps clients understand their risks and plan accordingly. Once a cyber incident occurs, Nicole coordinates forensic analysis, media announcements, response plans, and notifications. In addition, she works with clients on cyber insurance coverage and claims. Nicole regularly reviews and negotiates third-party vendor contracts for data security and privacy concerns.
Nicole’s intellectual property practice includes federal and state trademark registration, copyright registration and assignment, negotiation of software development and licensing agreements, and licensing of intellectual property. Her commercial practice includes entity formation, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and general contract negotiation. She also has experience in negotiating supply and distribution agreements. She regularly assists clients with alcoholic beverage licensing and regulatory matters in Virginia, including representation before the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.
Nicole also represents franchisors in regulatory matters, including preparation of franchise disclosure documents, franchise agreements, and related ancillary documents, registration, and compliance. In addition, she represents franchisees in the review of franchise disclosure documents, negotiation of franchise agreements, and termination of franchise agreements and relationships.
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