Constangy is pleased to announce its Cyber Team has been nominated for Cyber Law Firm of the Year for Zywave’s Cyber Risk Awards for 2024. Constangy Cyber Team chair, Sean Hoar, has also been nominated for Zywave’s Cyber Risk Attorney of the Year.

The persons nominated for Cyber Risk Industry Person of the Year are awarded for enhancing and developing the treatment of cyber risk in the past year through dedication, foresight, and leadership. The Cyber Law Firm of the Year award recognizes a law firm that has been an integral part in the fast-changing landscape and unparalleled in its work within the cyber insurance space in 2023.

To cast a vote for Sean Hoar and the Constangy Cyber Team, click here. Voting ends on May 17 at 11:45 p.m. ET.

Hoar’s background includes almost 25 years of experience with data privacy and information security matters. He is a former cyber attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice where he served as the lead cyber attorney for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Oregon, and worked with the Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section in Washington, D.C. During that time, he worked closely with the FBI, the Secret Service, and other federal agencies in prosecuting complex white collar and high-tech cybercrime. Sean was also honored twice with the Director’s Award, one of the highest awards bestowed upon Assistant U.S. Attorneys. He has been recognized for his leadership in the data privacy and cybersecurity space, having been named by the Cybersecurity Docket as one of the best and brightest data breach response lawyers in the United States. His credentials include being a Global Information Security Professional (GISP), a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and a Certified Information Privacy Professional for United States law (CIPP/US). In managing the national Constangy Cyber Team, Sean continues to manage responses to complex data breaches and works with information security personnel and corporate executives in managing and mitigating cyber risk.

The Constangy Cyber Team collaborates with businesses to develop strategies to proactively reduce risks to data, comply with data privacy requirements, respond quickly to data security incidents by providing fully managed incident response services, and defend against any litigation and/or regulatory action following a data security incident. The Constangy Cyber Team differentiates itself from other cybersecurity and data privacy law practices due to its extensive experience, responsiveness, subject matter expertise, law enforcement backgrounds, geographic footprint, thought leadership, and diversity. The Constangy Cyber Team has years of experience working with data privacy and information security frameworks. The Team has managed thousands of responses to data security incidents and similarly assisted thousands of clients with data privacy matters. The Team is known for its rapid responses and its hotline management. The Team has extensive law enforcement and regulatory experience and includes former federal prosecutors, former state prosecutors, a former FBI cyber agent, former privacy officers, and former regulators, several of whom have at least 15 to 20 years of experience working with data privacy laws and/or managing responses to information security incidents.


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