Ruskin Moscou Faltischek P.C. Forms Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Practice Group and Taps John J. Cooney, Esq. As Chair

Uniondale, Long Island, New York, January 12, 2015 – Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C. announces the creation of the firm’s new Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Practice Group, bringing together eight of its attorneys with experience in cyber and privacy law.  These highly skilled attorneys also have diverse concentrations in areas of law such as corporate, health, financial services, intellectual property, litigation, and white-collar crime and investigations.

The firm’s partners have tapped counsel, John J. Cooney, Esq., to chair this practice group.  Mr. Cooney is a resident of Northport, N.Y. and joined the firm in 2008.  Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Cooney was trained as a software engineer at Columbia University and had over a decade of experience analyzing and developing technology solutions for Fortune 500 companies.  Mr. Cooney has successfully represented clients in a wide variety of sophisticated criminal and civil cases involving federal and state authorities, including matters involving compliance issues, breach investigations, responses and regulatory defense.

“Data breaches and cyber-attacks have become more common and more costly in the last year and affect almost every industry.  Given the accelerated pace of regulatory actions, investigations, fines and penalties concerning cybersecurity and data privacy, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek quickly determined that it is an area requiring a dedicated multi-disciplinary team in order to properly serve our clients’ needs.  We live in an increasingly connected world and data security is of critical importance.  Our clients deserve integrated services to address all aspects in this area, including compliance, prevention, and response as well as litigation and regulatory defense,” said Managing Partner Adam Silvers.

In announcing the appointment of Mr. Cooney to Chair the firm’s Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Practice Group, Mr. Silvers said:  “Mr. Cooney’s experience, knowledge and dedication to this area of law has been forward thinking and remarkable.  He has a unique skill set and experience that intersects the law and technology and we all look forward to his accomplishments as Chair of the group.”

For more than 46 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 & securities, financial services, commercial litigation, intellectual property, health care, real estate, employment, cybersecurity and data privacy, energy, and trusts & estates. Clients include large and mid-sized corporations, privately held businesses, institutions and individuals.