Privacy + Cybersecurity Due Diligence in M&A Transactions

Association of Corporate Counsel Webcast

26 Sep 2017 02:00 p.m. - 03:00 p.m. EDT

Rob Famigletti
(212) 336-4004

When you acquire a company, you are likely to acquire its data privacy and cybersecurity risks as well. And this holds true no matter who the acquirer or the acquired are – privacy vulnerabilities and cybersecurity threats are not bound by geography, sector, or size. In the era of big data, and with news headlines dominated by high-profile data security incidents, we know that the risks cannot be wholly eliminated, but they can be expertly managed. In the context of mergers and acquisitions, legal counsel can help companies identify the areas of risk, obtain assurances that they are appropriately managed, and consider how to handle areas of unresolved risk during negotiations.

Join Morrison & Foerster’s Mike Krigbaum and Christine Lyon for this practical webinar on privacy and cybersecurity due diligence in M&A transactions, during which they will discuss, among other topics:

  • Common challenges and pitfalls in performing privacy and cybersecurity due diligence;
  • The questions an acquirer’s team should ask to better identify, evaluate, and manage an acquisition target’s privacy and cybersecurity vulnerabilities; and
  • Steps the seller’s team can take to mitigate risk and help ensure that the deal is not jeopardized.



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