Dominic A. Paluzzi: Lawyer with McDonald Hopkins LLC

Dominic A. Paluzzi

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Bloomfield Hills,  MI  U.S.A.
Phone248-220-1356

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Practice Areas

  • Data Privacy and Cybersecurity
  • Trade Secret, Non-Compete and Unfair Competition Practice
  • Labor and Employment Counseling
  • Business Litigation
  • Construction Law and Litigation
  • Healthcare
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 248-220-1356
Fax: 248-646-5075
http://www.mcdonaldhopkins.com/attorney/dominic-a-paluzzi
 
University University of Detroit Mercy, B.S.A., summa cum laude, 2004
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Detroit Mercy School of Law (J.D./M.B.A., cum laude, 2007)
 
Admitted2008, Michigan; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
 
Memberships 

Professional Associations

•State Bar of Michigan
•American Bar Association
•Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
•Macomb County Bar Association
•Italian-American Bar Association
•Phi Alpha Delta
•Beta Gamma Sigma

 
Born1981
 
Biography

Professional Experience

Dominic is a member in the firm's national Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group. He advises organizations on data privacy and cybersecurity risks on both a national and international basis, including proactive compliance, incident response strategies and management, and defense of regulatory enforcement actions and single-plaintiff and class action litigation. Dominic has counseled clients through over 425 data breaches and privacy incidents where he works closely with state and federal law enforcement, forensic investigators and third-party vendors to offer his clients efficient and effective breach response services in compliance with the numerous state, federal, international and industry-specific legal obligations. Dominic has significant experience defending organizations in third-party and regulatory enforcement actions arising out of a data breach. He also focuses his practice on proactively protecting clients' personal, sensitive and confidential information and minimizing the risk of a data privacy incident. He has conducted more than 165 breach response workshops and training sessions for organizations and their risk management teams, and helps clients with the development of their written information security programs and incident response plans. His work in this area covers a multitude of industries, including, higher education, healthcare, hospitality, retail, automotive, utilities, accounting, financial services, law, information technology, staffing services, manufacturing, professional employer organizations, fleet services, franchising, non-profits, drug and pharmacy, municipalities, and insurance. Dominic is also a frequent speaker and writer on data privacy law. If you suspect that your organization has suffered a data breach, call our 24/7 Hotline: 855-MH-DATA1 (855-643-2821).

Dominic also has significant experience in the area of trade secret and non-compete law, counseling clients in nearly every industry. He has considerable nationwide experience prosecuting and defending employers and employees in non-compete, non-solicit, non-disclosure and trade secret litigation. Dominic's national practice also involves drafting of complex restrictive covenant agreements and auditing of protectable business assets.

Publications

•Co-Author of the Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Blog @ the online business community- Business Advocate
• Finally, EU officials agree on new data protection reform, McDonald Hopkins Alert, December 21, 2015
• Recent HIPAA settlement reinforces importance of encryption, risk analysis, and mobile device security, McDonald Hopkins Alert, September 9, 2015
• Merchants beware: You could be on the hook for the next data breach, McDonald Hopkins Alert, August 12, 2015
• Threat of identity theft is enough for your consumers to sue, McDonald Hopkins Alert, August 3, 2015
• Communications with your cybersecurity consultant and forensic reports may now be protected, McDonald Hopkins Alert, June 11, 2015
• President Obama Signs Executive Order Imposing Sanctions on Foreign Hackers, McDonald Hopkins Alert, April 6, 2015
• Digging Into the President's Data Breach Notification Bill, JUNTO Blog, March 10, 2015
• Decoding the new payment card security standard, McDonald Hopkins Alert, March 2015
• President Obama's New Personal Data Notification & Protection Act: Overview, Analysis, and Challenges, ID Experts Webinar Q&A, February 12, 2015
• Who will fight against cyber crime?, McDonald Hopkins Alert, February 2015
• March 1 deadline approaching for HIPAA covered entities to submit breach reports, McDonald Hopkins Alert, February 2015
• Anthem's two small details that led to one big breach, McDonald Hopkins Alert, February 2015
• International hacking ring executes $1 billion banking breach, McDonald Hopkins Alert, February 2015
• White House announces new cyber threat agency, McDonald Hopkins Alert, February 2015
• Cybersecurity breach rocks Anthem, McDonald Hopkins Alert, February 2015
• Significant data breach class action ruling: Invasion of privacy claim requires intent, McDonald Hopkins Alert, January 2015
• What if the Personal Data Notification & Protection Act Passes?, McDonald Hopkins Alert, January 2015
• President Obama's new data privacy agenda: Focuses on two laws that aim to put the privacy back in 'data privacy', McDonald Hopkins Alert, January 2015
• Board members beware: The SEC is watching, McDonald Hopkins Alert, August 2014
• How to brace your business against cyber attacks and avoid being the next Target, quoted in The Plain Dealer, July 17, 2014
• Florida toughens breach notice law, quoted in Data Breach Today, June 27, 2014
• Florida raises the bar on data privacy, security and breach notification with passage of new law, McDonald Hopkins Alert, June 2014
• Record settlement underscores escalating HIPAA risks, McDonald Hopkins Alert, May 2014
•“Who enforces data security protections? A federal court says yes to the FTC, ” McDonald Hopkins Alert, April 2014
•“HIPAA covered entities and business associates face plethora of cyber security enforcers, ” McDonald Hopkins Alert, April 2014
•“Federal data breach bills pile up in Senate -- Same story, different year, ” McDonald Hopkins Alert, March 2014
•“First-of-its-kind lawsuit for unnecessary delay in data breach notices -- California Attorney General expects faster breach notifications, ” McDonald Hopkins Alert, March 2014
• Detroit's employees confront data breach, McDonald Hopkins Alert, March 2014
• HIPAA covered entities face March 1 deadline for breach reports, McDonald Hopkins Alert, February 2014
• Class action puts bulls eye on Target's directors and officers, McDonald Hopkins Alert, February 2014
•“Data Breach? The FTC may be calling, ” McDonald Hopkins Alert, January 2014
•“A surge in healthcare data breaches: Failure to comply with HIPAA is costly, ” McDonald Hopkins Alert, January 2014
•“Don't be a TARGET-No pun intended, ” McDonald Hopkins Alert, December 2013
•“Data Privacy: Protecting PEO Assets, Data, and Client Information, ” PEO Insider, August 2013
• U.S. House examines state data breach notification laws and potential federal preemption, ” McDonald Hopkins Alert, August 2013
• Aloha! Uh oh! Data Breach in Hawaii after Physician's Computer is Stolen on Vacation, RBMA Monthly Legal Update Digest April 2013
• Professional service firms are the new target of cyber/data thieves, McDonald Hopkins Alert, April 2013
• Risky Business: Sharing Health Data while Protecting Privacy, Trafford Publishing, 2013
•“HITECH Final Rule Revises Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules, ” Northern Ohio Physician - Academy of Medicine of Cleveland & Northern Ohio, March/April 2013
• Final Rule implements HITECH revisions to Privacy and Security Rules, McDonald Hopkins Alert, January 2013
• Data security is top concern for directors and general counsel, McDonald Hopkins Alert, September 2012
• Data breach survey results, McDonald Hopkins Alert, September 2012
• More changes to state breach notification laws, McDonald Hopkins Alert, September 2012
• Anatomy of a Data Breach: A 3 Part Series - Part 3: Immediate Action Items Upon a Data Breach, Risky Business - The Privacy Analytics Newsletter, August 2012
• How to minimize the risk of, or respond to, a data breach, Smart Business Magazine, August 2012
• Data Breach at Your Laboratory? Immediate Action Items! How to Deal with a PHI Violation, G2 Intelligence Compliance Report - Perspectives, July-August 2012
• Anatomy of a Data Breach: A 3 Part Series - Part 2: Proactive Measures and Requirements to Minimize the Risk of a Data Breach, Risky Business - The Privacy Analytics Newsletter, June 2012
• Data Breach? Immediate Action Items!, PEO Insider, April 2012
• Massive data breach at credit card processing company: Millions potentially affected, McDonald Hopkins Alert, April 2012
• Anatomy of a Data Breach: A 3 Part Series - Part 1: Data Privacy Regulations, Penalties and Statistics, Risky Business - The Privacy Analytics Newsletter, March 2012
• 3 New state data breach notifications statutes and expiration of a grandfather clause in 2012, RBMA Monthly Legal Update Digest, March 2012
• The clock is ticking..., McDonald Hopkins Alert, February 2012
• Massachusetts judge says zip code is personal identification information, McDonald Hopkins Alert, January 2012
• UCLA hospitals facing $16M class action for stolen patient information, McDonald Hopkins Alert, January 2012
• 3 new state data breach notification statutes, McDonald Hopkins Alert, January 2012
• Zappos announced today it is the latest target of a massive data breach, McDonald Hopkins Alert, January 2012
• Attorneys General and FTC continue to increase legal standards for data privacy compliance and penalties for noncompliance, RBMA Monthly Legal Update Digest November 2011
• And then there were four, McDonald Hopkins Alert, August 2011
• A flurry of federal data security and data breach notification bills introduced into Congress, McDonald Hopkins Alert, August 2011
• Massachusetts Attorney General says you must practice what you preach, McDonald Hopkins Alert, August 2011
• Attorneys General continue to increase legal standards for data privacy compliance, McDonald Hopkins Alert, August 2011
• Does your Company Comply with Data Security Statutes?, McDonald Hopkins Alert, February, 2011
• Rapid Changes in the Restrictive Covenant Arena, McDonald Hopkins Alert, December 2010
• $1 Million Penalty After Wrongful Disposal of Information, McDonald Hopkins Alert, November 2010
• Illinois House Proposes New Covenants Not to Compete Act, McDonald Hopkins Alert, April 2010
• New Massachusetts Data Security Laws Go Into Effect March 1, 2010, McDonald Hopkins Alert, February 2010
• OESA North American OEM Production P.O. Terms and Conditions Comparative Analysis, co-author, September 2008, 2009
• Trade Secrets and Agreements Not to Compete, co-author, Michigan Chapter, Defense Research Institute (DRI), Winter 2008
Beard v. Whitmore Lake School District, 84 U. DET. MERCY L. REV. 15, Fall 2006

Presentations

• Cybersecurity: Protecting Your Information, Assets, & Officers, Clear Law Institute webinar, October 28, 2015
•“Tales from the Crypt XIV: The Anatomy of a Data Breach, ” Worldwide Employee Benefits Network, October 22, 2015
• Tabletop Exercise on Different Breach Scenarios and With Various Departments (IT, Security, Privacy Officers, CIO), American Conference Institute's 11th National Advanced Forum on Cyber & Data Risk Insurance, September 30, 2015
•“Handling a Cyber Incident from Beginning to End, ” Assurex Loss Control & Claims Seminar, September 22, 2015
•“Cyber Security, Defenses and Handling a Cyber Incident, ” Assurex E&O Plus Quality Management Seminar, September 22, 2015
•“Lessons from the Anthem Breach - What PEOs Need to Know and Need to Do with Respect to their Health Plans and 401(k)s, ” NAPEO's 2015 Annual Conference & Marketplace, September 12, 2015
• The Top Cybersecurity Issues Facing the Financial Industry, McDonald Hopkins Business Hour, July 1, 2015
•“How Cyber Liability Can Jump Up & Bite You!, ” Assurex Global Financial Management Conference, June 26, 2015
•“The Evolving Liabilities of Healthcare Cyber, Privacy & Security Risks, ” Connecticut Orthopaedic Society, June 16, 2015
•“Do you have appropriate data privacy policies and a response plan in place? Will the regulators and the courts agree?, ” Third Annual Michigan Cyber Range Cybersecurity Conference, May 12, 2015
•“How to Properly Respond to a Data Breach and Regulatory Investigation, ” Third Annual Michigan Cyber Range Cybersecurity Conference, May 12, 2015
•“Exercising Your Data Breach Response Plan, ” RIMS 2015 Annual Conference, April 28, 2015
•“The Latest Legal and Financial Implications of Today's Cyber Risks for US Organizations, ” New England Association for Financial Professionals Annual Conference, April 16, 2015
• A Pound of Cure: Strategies for Preventing and Responding to Data Breaches, Part 2, webinar with Epiq Systems, March 31, 2015
• An Ounce of Prevention: Preparing for a New Era of Data Breaches, Part 1, webinar with Epiq Systems, March 24, 2015
• Cybersecurity: Crimes & Consequences, University of Detroit Mercy College of Business Administration Alumni Week, March 17, 2015
• President Obama's New Personal Data Notification & Protection Act, webinar with ID Experts, February 12, 2015
• Data Breaches: From Prevention to Reaction, The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), December 8, 2014
• Yes, it CAN happen to you! Are you prepared?, webinar with Enterprise Risk Management, November 14, 2014
•“Establishing a Perimeter - Data Privacy & Security in Practice, ” The American Pathology Foundation, October 30, 2014
•“Managing Public Entity Cyber Risk Exposure, ” National League of Cities Risk Information Sharing Consortium Staff Conference, October 21, 2014
• Emerging Regulatory and Enforcement Activities and the Growing Authority of the State AG Offices, American Conference Institute's 9th National Advanced Forum on Cyber & Data Risk Insurance, September 29, 2014
• Data Privacy: Legal Risks, Mitigation, Response and the Impact of the New Florida Information Protection Act, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals South Florida Chapter, August 21, 2014
• Data Privacy: Legal Risks, Mitigation and Response for Municipalities, McDonald Hopkins Webcast, July 22, 2014
• An FBI briefing on the Cyber Threat: Data Privacy in a changing legislative landscape, McDonald Hopkins Business Hour, July 16, 2014
• Mobile Technology, Health Care, and Data Security: Minimizing the Risks and Leveraging the Benefits, The American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education, Webinar, June 26, 2014
• Small entity cyber liability, NetDiligence Cyber Risk & Privacy Liability Forum, June 12, 2014
• Data Security Breaches and Why HR Professionals Should Care, American Society of Employers' Selected Insights Series, May 9, 2014
•Breach Response Workshops to Insureds, October 2010-present
• The new HIPAA standards: Are you ready? McDonald Hopkins webinar, August 22, 2013
• Cyber Risk Seminar: The Maze of Legal Requirements, January 2013
• Data Breach Planning & Response Basics, Webinar, November 2012
• Privacy and Security: What You Need to Know to Keep Your Company Safe, Privacy and Security Seminar, November 2012
• Data Privacy & Security: Why It's the New Top Concern for Directors and General Counsel, presentation for Fortune 100 Company, September 2012
• The Ignored Security Crisis, February 2012
• Cyber and Privacy Liability, Seminar, November 2011
• Data Privacy and Security - Limit Exposure and Penalties, Seminar, September 2011
• Anatomy of a Data Breach, McDonald Hopkins presentation to insureds, July-September 2011
• Take a Smarter Approach to Securing your Data, McDonald Hopkins, TouchWorld and IBM Data Privacy Seminar, March 2011
• Data Privacy and Security - Limit Exposure and Penalties, McDonald Hopkins Roundtable, January 2011
•“Administering New Severance Agreements, September 2009
•“Administering New Restrictive Agreements, ” June 2009

Awards and Honors

•Selected for inclusion in Michigan Rising Stars (2013-2015)
•Jason Long Editing Award, University of Detroit Mercy Law Review
•Wall Street Journal Award, University of Detroit Mercy College of Business Administration

Community Activities

•St. John Hospital and Medical Center Guild (Board of Directors)
•University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Alumni Association (Board of Directors)
•University of Detroit Mercy College of Business Administration Alumni Association (Board of Directors)
• Run for the Ribbon (Committee Officer)

 
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It's Data Privacy Day: Time to Protect Your Digital Footprint
Dominic A. Paluzzi, February 11, 2016
Data Privacy Day began in the United States and Canada in January 2008 as an extension of the Data Protection Day celebration in Europe. Data Protection Day commemorates the January 28, 1981, signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data...

OCR Strikes Again with 3 Recent HIPAA Settlements
James J. Giszczak,Rick L. Hindmand,Emily A. Johnson,Dominic A. Paluzzi, February 2, 2016
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) is showing signs of becoming increasingly aggressive in enforcing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”), with the recent announcement of three settlements in a 20-day...

5.6 Million Fingerprints Compromised In OPM Breach - You Can't Change Your Fingerprint!
Dominic A. Paluzzi, October 29, 2015
Move over credit cards, you aren't the hot item anymore. Hackers and the black market are flooded with credit card information and the banks and card brands are getting better at spotting fraudulent credit card transactions. Consistent with the hacker trend, they move on to bigger and better. And...

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