Uniondale, NY – January 2, 2024 – Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C., announces the promotion of Nicole E. Osborne to Partner.
“It is with great pleasure that we recognize the exceptional achievements of our esteemed colleague, Nicole Osborne, a distinguished attorney within our firm,” said Managing Partner, Adam Silvers. “Nicole’s consistent delivery of exceptional work to our clients, coupled with her unwavering dedication to our firm and influential leadership within the legal community, truly stands as a testament to her expertise. We look forward to Nicole’s continuous accomplishments and valuable contributions to our firm.”
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 cyberpreparedness 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.
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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