Operating from the fundamental belief that anything is possible when imagination and pragmatism live side by side, the 60-plus attorneys of Downs Rachlin Martin help clients achieve their goals. From five offices located in Vermont and New Hampshire, the firm represents clients from a diverse array of regional, national and international entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, technology businesses and Fortune 100 companies. Engage the attorneys of Downs Rachlin Martin, and receive fresh thinking and uncommon value in the areas of business law, data security, labor and employment law, intellectual property, litigation, and energy and telecommunications law. Downs Rachlin Martin: business sense · legal ingenuity.
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP is a law firm providing transactional, regulatory and litigation guidance to leading financial institutions, multinational corporations, investment funds and entrepreneurs in the U.S. and abroad. Our emphasis on excellence and innovation has enabled us to maintain long-term relationships with our clients and made us one of the nation’s leading law firms for almost 140 years. Stroock’s practice areas include capital markets/securities, commercial finance, mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, private equity, private funds, commodities and derivatives, employment law and benefits, energy and project finance, entertainment, environmental law, financial restructuring, financial services litigation, government relations, insurance, intellectual property, investment management, litigation, national security/CFIUS, personal client services, real estate, structured finance and tax.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP has more than 850 attorneys across 13 offices in the U.S. and internationally. Seyfarth represents clients of all sizes across all industries, providing excellent legal service, sophisticated technology and process improvement solutions and ongoing support to each client regardless of size, jurisdiction, industry or legal needs.
The firm’s Global Privacy & Security (GPS) Team is comprised of lawyers from various legal disciplines who dedicate a majority of their practice to the privacy-related issues faced by employers and consumer-facing companies. Numerous leading companies — including financial institutions, hotel franchisees, transportation companies, real estate management companies, software companies, third-party administrators, consumer electronics manufacturers, retail grocery stores and Internet retailers — have enlisted Seyfarth to assist in responding to security incidents, developing responsive programs to privacy and security threats, advising on new business and technology models, and negotiating with parties up and down the supply chain.
Greenberg Traurig is an international law firm with approximately 1900 attorneys and governmental affairs professionals in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Greenberg Traurig provides integrated, business-focused legal services for clients ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to innovative start-ups. The firm’s multidisciplinary teams include senior lawyers who have served as chief legal officers at major multinational companies and have spent years solving real-world problems in the business, political and legal arenas. GT attorneys are at the forefront of class litigation in federal and state courts throughout the United States, at both the trial and appellate levels. GT’s Class Action Practice brings together more than 70 trial lawyers from across the country with class action experience spanning a wide variety of substantive areas and industries, including privacy.
Meredith & Narine is committed to assisting businesses and entrepreneurs achieve their goals. Whether representing Plaintiffs or Defendants in business disputes, including negotiation trials, arbitrations and mediation, providing business related advice, or identifying government contracting opportunities, assisting with their related solicitations and their management after a bid is won, Meredith & Narine provides timely cost-effective legal services from experienced professionals. At Meredith & Narine, we get the best results at the best price and we are always available to our clients. We provide legal services to clients in the Philadelphia area as well as throughout the nation. To learn more about our firm, please visit www.m-npartners.com
Matt Borick is a Director in Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC’s Litigation and Intellectual Property practice groups. With a strong background in litigation, Mr. Borick recently shifted his practice focus to the area of privacy and data security, especially as it pertains to both preparing for and responding to data breaches. Mr. Borick has spearheaded an effort to help businesses storing personally identifiable information recognize the importance of data security, and has been invited to speak at various seminars on the topic. In addition to publishing several articles touching on privacy and data security issues, Matt has published a Road Map to the Vermont Security Breach Notice Act to help businesses better understand whether the Act applies to a data incident. He has also created a Privacy and Data Breach Audit Framework aimed at helping businesses assess and minimize their exposure to breaches. Mr. Borick is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and the DRI Data Management and Security Committee.
Steve Atlee litigates complex commercial matters, including class actions, business torts, intellectual property, securities, contract, and other disputes. Mr. Atlee has broad experience handling consumer class actions, unfair competition, false advertising, trademark, trade secrets, patent, professional liability, telecommunications, securities fraud, and property disputes. He routinely first-chairs matters on behalf of his clients before juries, judges, arbitrators, and mediators. Mindful of his clients' business goals, Mr. Atlee approaches cases strategically to achieve the desired outcome in a productive and cost-effective manner. This can include early motion practice and proactive use of alternative dispute resolution as well as targeted discovery. Mr. Atlee is a Member of the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross, Greater Los Angeles Region and the Western Center of Law & Poverty. He is a member of the Planning Committee for the USC Intellectual Property Institute. Mr. Atlee received his B.A. Summa Cum Laude from Yale University and his J.D., Order of the Coif from USC Gould School of Law.
Ms. Grossenbacher is a partner in Seyfarth Shaw’s Washington, D.C. office concentrating in labor and employment law. Ms. Grossenbacher serves on the firm’s national Labor and Employment Steering Committee, as well as the Steering Committee of the Firm’s Global Privacy and Security team and is the Chair of the Washington, D.C. labor and employment practice.
In the privacy area, Ms. Grossenbacher specializes in advising employers on workplace privacy issues, such as advice on employee surveillance and electronic monitoring issues, drafting and implementation of BYOD policies, preparation of electronic communications and social media policies. Ms. Grossenbacher also specializes in cybersecurity issues for employers, such as incident management with respect to data breaches and preparation of data breach response plans and is a frequent presenter, author and blogger on these issues. Ms. Grossenbacher has also developed and conducted employee identity theft prevention training for a number of local government agencies.
Francis A. Citera is Co-Chair of the firm's Products Liability & Mass Torts Litigation Group and Co-Chair of the Chicago Litigation Practice. Mr. Citera has over 30 years of experience defending purported class actions, toxic tort actions, and other complex litigation in both federal and state courts. He has tried many cases, including an action by the Government to enforce a unilateral administrative order, an allocation case among potentially responsible parties, and a complex product liability, wrongful death case. Mr. Citera also represents clients in putative class action involving alleged “security breaches” with respect to certain personally identifiable information. Mr. Citera has written and spoken extensively on class action litigation, product safety issues and claims for medical monitoring.
Mr. Narine, who has attained Martindale–Hubbell’s A.V. rating, received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College in 1984, and received his law degree from The Georgetown University Law Center in 1987. In addition to representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of matters in state and federal courts throughout the United States, Mr. Narine has handled commercial matters including commercial disputes, business entity formation, asset purchases and sales, and real estate transactions. Mr. Narine has successfully defended putative class actions brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. In addition, Mr. Narine is involved in data breach class litigation, including Storm et al. v. Paytime, Inc., Case No. 15-3690 (3d Cir.) on appeal from 1:14-cv-01138-JEJ (M.D.Pa.), and In Re Experian Data Breach Litigation, Case No. 8:15-cv-01592-AG-DFM (C.D.Cal.).
He is one of the founding partners of Meredith & Narine. Prior to forming Meredith & Narine, Mr. Narine operated the Law Office of Krishna B. Narine, P.C. from 2004 through 2012. Also, he is a former partner at Schiffrin & Barroway, and was the manager of its antitrust department. Before his work with Schiffrin & Barroway, Mr. Narine was a partner at Meredith, Cohen, Greenfogel & Skirnick, P.C., a firm which specialized in complex antitrust litigation. While at Meredith Cohen, Mr. Narine was actively involved in complex antitrust litigation for over thirteen years, and played a prominent role in two of the largest antitrust cases in history:
- In re Nasdaq Market-Makers Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1023 (S.D.N.Y.) (settlement of $1.125 billion); and
- In re Brand Name Prescription Drugs Antitrust Litigation, C.A. No. 94C897 and MDL No. 997 (N.D. Ill.) (settlement of $750 million).
Mr. Narine is Liaison Counsel and one of four Co-Lead Counsel of the indirect purchaser action in In Re: Processed Egg Products Antitrust Litigation, C.A. No. 08-2002, MDL No. 2002 (E.D.Pa.). Mr. Narine played a prominent role in the indirect purchaser actions in two antitrust class actions in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, In re Hydrogen Peroxide Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1682, C.A. No. 05-666 (E.D.Pa.) and In re Plastic Additives Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1684, C.A. No. 05-4157, both of which are among the first indirect purchaser antitrust class actions brought in federal court under the Class Action Fairness Act. In addition, Mr. Narine has litigated indirect purchaser antitrust class cases in state courts throughout the United States.