Benesch is a business law firm with offices in Cleveland, Columbus, Hackensack, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Shanghai and Wilmington. Benesch is dedicated to building a deep understanding of our clients, their businesses and their industries. We develop client-focused teams to ensure first class legal service, view business issues from our clients’ perspective and assist in discovering the best legal services to address our clients’ needs, drawing upon the strengths of diverse, knowledgeable and experienced lawyers. The firm services national and international clients that include public and private, middle market and emerging companies as well as private equity funds, entrepreneurs, not-for-profit organizations, trusts and estates.
The 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, which describes itself as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the U.S. and establishes a system that ranks firms based upon the number of attorneys selected in designated areas, named 48 Benesch attorneys as Best Lawyers in America®.
Additionally, Benesch achieved first-tier rankings in 22 national and metropolitan categories, including a national first-tier ranking in Transportation Law, in the 2015 U.S. News/Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings. Overall, the firm was ranked in 52 national and metropolitan categories. And the firm has been designated as one of the 2015 Go-To Law Firms® of the Top 500 Companies by ALM (American Lawyer Media). This honor puts our firm in an exclusive group that delivers exceptional work for the FORTUNE 500®.
Our practice areas include Business Succession Planning & Wealth Management, China, Commercial Finance & Banking, Corporate & Securities, Executive Compensation & Benefits, Insolvency & Creditors’ Rights, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Litigation, Public Finance, Public Law, Real Estate & Environmental and Tax. Some of the industries the firm concentrates in include Private Equity, Banking, Health Care, Polymers, Transportation & Logistics, Energy & Natural Resources, Shale Oil & Gas, Construction, Not-for-Profit and School Law.
Since well before companies entered the age of “Big Data,” Benesch attorneys have been advising clients on data security and privacy issues, including the protection of sensitive information and data, in the United States and around the world.
Today’s landscape for data security and privacy is characterized by increasing complexity. We have more computers, mobile applications, 24/7 connectivity, cross-border data flows and evolving security threats than ever before, while being subject to more stringent legal requirements and security standards. These changes, coupled with the recent surge in high-profile data security breaches and increased global enforcement, mean that data security and privacy compliance can no longer be placed on the back burner – they have become among the highest-priority issues for businesses of all sizes.
Benesch has stayed ahead of the trends and consistently helped clients of all sizes and industries navigate their data security and privacy compliance needs. The team at Benesch is experienced to be able to support clients in a global, always-connected business landscape.
Additionally, certain industries, such as health care, financial services and cloud services, have evolved such that data security and privacy have taken on extra significance. Benesch maintains distinct capabilities in support of data security and privacy through the joint efforts of its Innovations, Information Technology and Intellectual Property Practice Group (3iP); Health Care Practice Group; and Labor & Employment Practice Group. Working together, this interdisciplinary team provides insightful counsel and a depth of specialized experience to clients across industries and situations.
Benesch’s 3iP Practice – Innovations, Information Technology & Intellectual Property
The Benesch 3iP Group is comprised of over 20 attorneys, patent agents and paralegals. Team includes members of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) who have achieved the CIPP designation.
As businesses more frequently turn to technology when interacting with customers, connecting employees, and transmitting and storing sensitive information globally, Benesch acts as a valuable partner that enables businesses to address the legal aspects of data security and privacy to manage risk to their stakeholders.
The 3iP team is fully versed in the latest technology solutions available to companies, and understands the nuances of increasingly stringent laws and regulations that govern how companies manage information flow and storage. The firm frequently partners with technology vendors and consultants to implement policies and solutions that are required under the expanding body of law in this area.
Benesch regularly works on data security and privacy-related matters as special outside counsel or through cost-effective onsite, short-term assignments to help clients proactively. We also provide the experience needed to respond quickly to data breach situations.