RMF Attorney Nicole Osborne Named Adjunct Professor of Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

Uniondale, NY – August 24, 2021 – Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C., announced today that Associate, Nicole Osborne, has been named adjunct professor of Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, Uniondale, New York, for the 2021 fall semester. In that capacity, she will teach a course on the Fundamentals of the Law of Cybersecurity.

The course will familiarize students with the geometrically expanding array of cyber risks and educate them on the ever-evolving statutory, regulatory and case law framework that has arisen in response to these modern torts and crimes.  The course will highlight the most common and devastating types of cyberattacks as well as provide an in-depth analysis of the domestic and international statutes and case law governing cybersecurity.

Ms. Osborne is a member of the firm’s Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Practice Group, Commercial Litigation Department, Employment Practice Group, Health Law Department, and the White Collar Crime and Investigations Practice Group. Ms. Osborne’s practice focuses in the cybersecurity arena as well as federal and state litigation. She has been engaged in numerous cybersecurity engagements ranging across industries and of all sizes. Ms. Osborne’s work includes advising businesses based on their level of cyberpreparedness and conducting risk and threat assessments, incident response planning, immediate incident response and remediation, privacy impact assessments, and defending against enforcement actions, government investigations and private party civil actions.

In addition to Ms. Osborne’s cybersecurity work, she has experience as a commercial litigator in both federal and state courts. Ms. Osborne has represented 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 also has experience in matters involving the employer-employee relationship. Ms. Osborne has experience handling wage and hour compliance and investigations, employment discrimination prevention, employee handbooks and trainings, administrative proceedings, disability accommodations and leave related issues. Ms. Osborne has also defended against 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 is a proud supporter and Board of Directors member of Girls Inc. of Long Island, an affiliate of the nationally organized Girls Incorporated, whose mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold. Ms. Osborne was named in Long Island Business News in its Ones to Watch.

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