RMF Attorney Nicole E. Osborne To Be Honored at the Girls Inc. Champion for Girls Breakfast

Uniondale, NY – March 4, 2024 – Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C., announced today that Partner, Nicole E. Osborne will be honored with the Strong, Smart & Bold Partner Award at the Girls Inc. Champion for Girls Breakfast. The event will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2024 from 8:30am-10:00am. The Strong, Smart & Bold Partner Award is presented annually to an individual who has proven to be a valuable ally to Girls Inc. of Long Island.

“Nicole’s recognition with this award fills us with immense pride,” said Managing Partner, Adam Silvers. “It serves as a testament to her exceptional contributions, leadership, and unwavering commitment to Girls Inc. of Long Island and her community.”

Ms. Osborne is a member of the firm’s Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Practice Group, Employment Practice Group, Commercial Litigation Department, Health Law Department, White Collar Crime and Investigations Practice Group, and Blockchain Technology and Digital Asset Practice Group.

Ms. Osborne has addressed numerous cybersecurity matters, navigating the complex intersection of law and technology.  She assists companies in managing and responding to data privacy and security incidents and breaches of all sizes, across various industries.  These incidents include business email compromise, ransomware, as well as other network intrusions. During breach management, she works closely with a client’s internal/external IT team and third parties such as forensic investigators, public relations consultants, and cybersecurity insurance companies.  Ms. Osborne manages all parts of an incident, including identification and investigation of an incident, through reporting of an incident in accordance with state, federal, and international law, as well as industry specific guidelines and regulations.  She likewise assists in defending enforcement proceedings, government investigations and private party civil actions following a cybersecurity incident. In addition to her data breach incident response work, Ms. Osborne advises businesses based on their level of cyber preparedness and conducts risk and threat assessments, incident response planning and privacy impact assessments.  She also assists companies in complying with the growing web of state, federal, and international data privacy laws and regulations.

Ms. Osborne also has experience in a variety of matters involving the employer-employee relationship, including wage and hour compliance and investigations, employment discrimination prevention, employee handbooks and trainings, administrative proceedings, disability accommodations and leave related issues. Ms. Osborne has defended claims in administrative and court proceedings relating to sexual harassment, age, race, and national origin discrimination, restrictive covenant violations, confidentiality violations, and trade secret theft for various clients, both large and small.

Ms. Osborne has experience as a commercial litigator, in federal and state courts, representing individuals and companies in a wide area of complex commercial litigation – including matters involving employer/employee disputes, trade secret misappropriation, business torts, breach of contract and shareholder disputes, professional liability (including claims related to Employment Practices Liability and Directors and Offices Insurance Policies), and Article 78 proceedings.

Ms. Osborne was named in Long Island Business News in its Ones to Watch in 2019. Nicole is an Adjunct Professor at Hofstra University’s Maurice A. Deane School of Law, where she teaches courses on the Fundamentals of the Law of Cybersecurity.

For over 50 years, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek P.C., headquartered in Uniondale, has built a reputation as one of the region’s leading providers of innovative legal services. Its attorneys are practical, experienced advocates who measure their success by their clients’ success. Cornerstone groups in all major practice areas of the law are represented at the firm, including corporate and securities, corporate restructuring & bankruptcy, commercial lending, commercial litigation, intellectual property, health care, real estate, employment, not-for-profit, cybersecurity and data privacy, energy, and trusts and estates. Clients include large and mid-sized corporations, privately held businesses, institutions and individuals.


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