J. T. Malatesta

Maynard Cooper & Gale

J.T. is the chair of his firm’s Cybersecurity Practice Group. In an advisory role, J.T. counsels organizations on how to prepare for, and respond to, data breaches. This takes many forms, including the development and implementation of incident response plans, the performance of privacy assessments, cyber risk management of vendor relationships, and the evaluation of cyber insurance. He also defends companies in regulatory investigations, enforcement actions, and civil litigation stemming from data breaches. J.T. has handled a number of data breach investigations and civil actions, particularly in the financial services, health care, and insurance industries. He also serves as a Breach Coach for eRisk Hub® insurance portals. He is a member of Infragard, a public-private partnership between the FBI and the business community on cybersecurity, and the Sedona Conference Working Group 11 on Data Security and Privacy Liability.