Drinker Biddle is a top-tier, full service law firm with nearly 575 lawyers across 13 offices, located in cities across the United States and in London. Since 1849, we have built a reputation for outstanding legal results and bring a sophisticated, forward-thinking approach to every client engagement. Over the years we have grown into a firm with a clientele that represents a broad spectrum of public and private, commercial, financial and educational enterprises, governmental authorities and individuals throughout the United States and abroad. We combine a comprehensive range of legal services with significant national roles in industries, including—but not limited to—financial services, insurance, health care, retail, education, and pharma and life sciences. Because of our deep industry knowledge and a commitment to excellence, clients can rely on us to deliver the counsel and insight needed to advise them and to stay ahead of ever-changing regulations.
Cipriani & Werner, P.C. is a mid-Atlantic litigation law firm that is well established in the defense of businesses and insurers in the areas of life sciences, cyber security, premises, transportation, professional and general liability, workers’ compensation and employment matters, as well as construction and commercial litigation, bringing a consistent, aggressive persona to our practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, Baltimore and Washington, DC.
We have built our reputation upon our commitment to service. Our clients know that we consistently provide the most thorough and aggressive representation of their interests. Whether the attention is on the demands of the courtroom, or simply prompt communication with our clients, Cipriani & Werner, P.C. has survived and prospered primarily because of our ability to successfully provide such service.
Alston & Bird is a leading national law firm whose core practice areas are intellectual property, complex litigation, corporate, and tax, with national industry focuses that include financial services, technology, health care, manufacturing, life sciences and energy. The firm has built a reputation as one of the country’s best employers, appearing on Fortune magazine’s ranking of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for 20 consecutive years, an unprecedented accomplishment among law firms in the United States. The firm has offices in Atlanta, Beijing, Brussels, Charlotte, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Raleigh, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Washington, D.C.
Kenneth K. Dort counsels clients on information technology and intellectual property law issues — specifically, data security and privacy, software development and licensing, systems development and integration, trade secret protection and patent/copyright/trademark licensing and protection. He is chair of the firm’s Data Security and Technology Committees.
Ken is CIPP/US, CIPP/E and CIPP/C certified and advises clients throughout the United States, the European Union, South America, the Pacific Rim and Canada on their data security and privacy practices and compliance needs arising under federal, state, provincial and international privacy and data security laws and industry standards. He assists clients with the drafting and implementation of data security and privacy, document retention, device usage and mobile application policies and protocols.
Mrs. Ryan is a partner at the firm of Cipriani & Werner. Mrs. Ryan’s areas of concentration include life science litigation, products liability, cyber security and medical malpractice litigation. She serves as counsel in several state and federal mass tort litigations representing manufacturers and distributors of pharmaceuticals, medical publishers, clinical trial companies, cardiac devices, prosthetics, generic drugs, hip and knee implants, plasma and blood related products and treatments, defibrillators, cosmetic skin lasers, vision devices, surgical mesh and various surgical devices. Mrs. Ryan also focuses her practice on the litigation of professional liability matters where she represents health care systems, hospitals, physicians, nurses, dentists and other health care providers in complex cases involving catastrophic injuries. She serves as national counsel for domestic and international companies.
Mrs. Ryan is a member of the Information Privacy and Data Security Team. Mrs. Ryan works with clients to identify and develop data protection plans; conduct vulnerability evaluations, mitigation strategies and remediation. Mrs. Ryan has counseled clients in a variety of industries on data privacy practices; regulatory compliance; and risk assessment matters.
Gavin Reinke in a senior associate in Alston & Bird’s Atlanta office and focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and class actions. His experience includes representing businesses in privacy-related class actions, False Claims Act litigation, products liability litigation, and financial services litigation. As an experienced privacy litigator, Gavin has unique insight into risks businesses face from various privacy laws and advises clients about how to best mitigate those risks while minimizing the impact to their businesses. Prior to joining Alston & Bird, Gavin was a law clerk for the Honorable Phyllis A. Kravitch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and an intern for the Honorable John T. Nixon of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.