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Christopher J. Seusing

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685 Third Avenue
18th Floor
New York, NY 10017
P (212) 999-7100
F (212) 999-7139

40 Richards Avenue
3rd Floor
Norwalk, CT 06854
P (203) 857-1444
F (203) 286-1835

One Marina Drive
Suite 1410
Boston, MA 02210
P (617) 807-7030
F (617) 830-8651

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Bio

Chris Seusing is New England Managing Partner with Wood Smith Henning & Berman, LLP, overseeing the firm’s Boston and Connecticut offices, and leads the firm’s national Cybersecurity & Data Privacy team. With nearly 15 years of collective experience in cyber, professional and management liability areas, Chris represents companies and professionals in complex litigation matters around the country. He counsels clients on responding to data breach incidents and regulatory inquiries and investigations, oversees forensic investigations of incidents, drafts information management policies and procedures in compliance with privacy regulations, and collaborates with case teams to implement cost-effective processes using state-of-the-art litigation tools, including analytics and technology-assisted review.

Chris leads WSHB’s National Cyber Incident Team which is available 24/7 to respond to cyber incidents and suspected data breaches, and is part of an international legal team focused on data protection and cybersecurity which is regularly called upon by public and private entities to navigate emerging challenges. He is well-regarded for his real time knowledge based on best practices which dovetails into his sage counsel on risk management, mitigation and claim avoidance. Additionally, Chris is a published thought leader, guest lecturer at law schools, and sought after speaker on cybersecurity, data privacy and litigation issues.

Education

Suffolk University Law School (J.D., 2006, cum laude)

Stonehill College (B.A., 2001, cum laude)

Licensed to Practice in:

New York
Connecticut
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
First Circuit Court of Appeals

Publications

Co-Author, “First Cybersecurity Enforcement Action Filed by the New York State Department of Financial Services,” WSHB Client Alert, August 3, 2020.

Co-Author, “Healthy Habits for GDPR: Good Cyber Hygiene Is Now Required by Law”, in the CLM’s Professional Times Magazine, Summer 2018, Volume 2, Issue 1.

WSHB Welcomes Cybersecurity Partner in New York,” The Cybersecurity Law Report, May 9, 2018.

“New Data Protection Regulations to Reach US Companies,” ACC Docket, June 30, 2017.

Electronically Stored Information (ESI) Case Law Update (2017, 2016, 2015, and 2013).

“Punitive Damages Based on Gross Negligence,” Product Liability Newsletter, (June 2013 and December 2013).

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Events, Seminars & Presentations

Panelist for Premier Session 2: “Ransomware and Digital Extortion: The New Normal,”  CLM Construction Conference, September 23, 2021.

Moderator: “Cyber Liability Claims Trends,” 9th Annual Cyber Liability Insurance ExecuSummit, May 11, 2021.

Panelist: “Cybersecurity & Privacy in the New Normal: Post-2020 Election, Covid-19, & Beyond,” PwC webinar, November 19, 2020.

Panelist: “Employee Privacy Developments: 2020,” Allied World Insurance Company, November 12, 2020.

Panelist: “Cyber Liability Review,” EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants’ Best Practices Forum, Chicago, IL, September 4, 2019.

Panelist: Cyber Issues, “The Internet of Things Symposium” at Suffolk Law School, Boston, MA, October 4, 2018.

“Navigating New Data Security Regulations,” USI webinar, May 1, 2018.

Guest Lecturer: “e-Discovery and Cyber Issues in Litigation,” Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA, March 2018.

Guest Lecturer: e-Discovery Course, Pace University Law School, White Plains, New York (November 2016 and November 2017).

“Cyber Security Risks: Aftermath of the Equifax Breach and Why Cybersecurity is Important,” Association of Certified e-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), Boston, MA, October 4, 2017.

Panelist: “Demystifying Technology-Assisted Review” (Allied World Insurance Panel Counsel Summit, Hartford, CT, May 2017).

“Cyber Risks & Human Factors – Effective & Defensible Processes,” Westchester/Southern Connecticut Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, White Plains, NY, April 20, 2017.

Panelist: “Corporate e-Discovery in the Modern Era” (Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists, New England Chapter, Boston, MA, May 2015).

Presenter: “Event Data from Automobile Electronic Control Modules” (CLM Transportation Conference, Cleveland, OH, June 2013).

 

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Memberships

New York State Bar Association, Member

New Hampshire Bar Association, Member

Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), Member

Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association, Member

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Awards & Accomplishments

Massachusetts Super Lawyers, "Rising Star", 2013 - 2016

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