Cipriani & Werner is a multidisciplinary law firm with attorneys located throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region. With nearly 150 professionals in our 14 offices in 7 states and the District of Columbia, we are able to support the needs of our clients on both a local and regional basis. We have long been recognized as a firm that seeks first to understand the needs and interests of its clients. From that point forward our attorneys are able to deliver the results expected by our clients. In providing the highest level of legal services and achieving the results for our clients, we are governed by the highest level of integrity in our practice and our relationships. The approach to the practice of law that is found at Cipriani & Werner attracts and maintains long-term relationships with our clients and our attorneys.
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, London, Los Angeles, New York, Raleigh, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Washington, D.C.
Carolyn Ryan is the co-chair of the Cybersecurity, Information Privacy and Data Security Team. Clients in the healthcare sector and other industries have become concerned about cybersecurity and privacy issues, breach preparedness and response. Ms. Ryan counsels clients on development of risk assessment policies, vendor agreement analysis and implementation of data privacy practices. She also aids clients in incident response planning, including table top exercises, assessment of regulatory compliance requirements and inquiries from regulators on both the state and federal levels, and represents clients in litigation focusing on data breaches and data security, information technology, technology failures, implementation of developed software, cloud computing related issues, and IT outsourcing agreements. Ms. Ryan is an active member of the American Bar Association, Defense Research Institute and the American Health Lawyers Association.
Kate is a senior associate on Alston & Bird’s Technology & Privacy and Cybersecurity Preparedness & Response teams. She focuses her practice on cybersecurity and privacy compliance and enforcement. Kate has provided advice on a range of cybersecurity topics, including compliance with various cybersecurity standards, managing cyber risk at all levels of the enterprise, cybersecurity governance, and responding appropriately to security incidents. She also actively monitors cybersecurity-related legislative and regulatory developments at the state and federal levels to provide advice on potential impacts.