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Stephen Breidenbach

Associate (CIPP/US)
T: (516) 873-2000 Ext. 285
F: (516) 873-2010
E: sbreidenbach@moritthock.com

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Stephen Breidenbach is an associate with the firm and serves as Co-Chair of its Cybersecurity, Privacy &Technology Practice Group within the firm’s Intellectual Property Department.  Mr. Breidenbach concentrates his practice in technology related legal matters, including cybersecurity and privacy compliance.

Prior to beginning his career as an attorney, Mr. Breidenbach studied and practiced as a cybersecurity professional where he spent much of his time analyzing threats and reverse engineering malicious code.  His technical skillset includes computer forensics, networking, network security and computer programming.

Mr. Breidenbach has merged his technical background with his legal practice.  He works hand-in-hand with clients to help them better understand their use of technology and solve the complex legal problems which manifest when law and technology collide. These matters include helping companies meet their compliance obligations under the various cybersecurity, privacy and communications laws.  He assists companies in drafting written information security policies (WISPs), privacy policies, terms of use, structuring and reviewing data retention policies, drafting cybersecurity provisions for vendor agreements (such as Business Associate Agreements) and handling cybersecurity incidents (such as phishing attacks, denial of service attacks, etc.), including data breaches.  However, his technical background also affords him the vital knowledge necessary to handle a wide variety of other tasks in the electronic space.  As such, he is often involved in drafting software development contracts, advising on Americans with Disability Act compliance for websites, reviewing rights issues related to the usage of open source code, handling online defamation (which includes negative reviews), drafting Software as a Service (SaaS) Agreements, handling Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) violations, determining compliance obligations for online advertising and protecting the intellectual property rights of clients’ electronic assets (such as software).

Mr. Breidenbach spends much of his free time developing software and interacting with the information technology and information security communities.  He is versed in such technologies as machine learning, chat bots, augment reality, altered reality, virtual reality and blockchain.  He has also assisted in the development of mobile apps and websites.

Education

Hofstra University School of Law, J.D. May 2016
Excellence Award, Civil Procedure
President, Hofstra Intellectual Property Law Association
Database Administrator, Veterans Law Student Association

Farmingdale State College, B.S., Computer Security Systems January 2009

Admissions

Mr. Breidenbach is admitted to practice in New York.

Affiliations

Mr. Breidenbach participates in such organizations as the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) – a worldwide not-for-profit charitable organization focused on improving the security of software; the International Association of Privacy Professionals – a not-for-profit organization that helps define, support and improve the privacy profession globally; and the Association of National Advertisers — a representative body for the marketing community in the United States.

Certifications

Certified Information Privacy Professionals (CIPP/US).

 

 

 

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