Gregory Bautista: Lawyer with Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

Gregory Bautista


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Practice Areas

  • Accountants
  • Class Action Defense
  • Crisis Management
  • Risk Analysis & Mitigation
  • Data Privacy & Security
  • e-Discovery
  • Information Governance
Contact InfoTelephone: 914.872.7839
Fax: 914.323.7001
University Colgate University, B.A., 2004; Quinnipiac University School of Business, M.B.A., 2007
Law SchoolQuinnipiac University School of Law, J.D., 2007
Admitted2008, New York and Connecticut; 2009, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Memberships & Affiliations

Sedona Conference Working Group 1: Electronic Document Retention & Production
Sedona Conference Working Group 11: Data Security and Privacy Liability
International Association of Privacy Professionals
Information Governance Initiative


Gregory Bautista is an experienced civil litigator and data breach response specialist. He is keenly aware of the growing importance of assisting clients in developing and implementing data security risk management measures related to the receipt and use of highly sensitive and confidential data. Greg provides his clients with knowledge and guidance on information governance and e-discovery matters. He has embraced the concept of information governance, which melds the disciplines that exist in all businesses into a powerful enterprise-wide strategy.

As a member of Wilson Elser's Data Privacy & Security breach response team, Greg effectively and efficiently handles data breaches while protecting clients' reputations. He has overseen breach response for small and large organizations, including professional services firms, educational institutions, public utilities and nonprofit organizations. In addition, he collaborates with the firm's Government Relations practice to help ensure compliance on the part of his clients and to advise them in investigations. Greg is a contributing editor to Wilson Elser's ESI Case Law Update 2015, an annual compendium of cases dealing with issues and developments surrounding electronically stored information.

Areas of Focus

Data Privacy & Security / Risk Management
Greg is a member of Wilson Elser's Data Privacy & Security breach response team, effectively and efficiently handling data breaches while protecting clients' reputations. Greg has handled breaches for organizations of all sizes, including professional services firms, educational institutions, public utilities and not-for-profit organizations. He advises clients on data privacy and security risks and assists them in developing privacy policies and breach response plans. Greg helps to identify how risk can best be reduced or eliminated and assists clients in acting on the resulting objectives, which frequently include putting appropriate systems and protocols in place and conducting employee training

Information Governance
In counseling his clients in the realm of information governance, Greg includes the processes, roles, standards and metrics that help ensure the effective and efficient use of information and the protections necessary for an organization to meet its goals. Emphasizing accountability, Greg recommends a hierarchy that fortifies defenses against risk while allowing the organization to obtain full value from its information resources. This break from compartmentalized thinking is, he believes, the next step in the evolution of sound information management.

Electronic Discovery
Greg provides his clients with knowledge and guidance on e-discovery matters, including case- and client-specific advice about meeting preservation obligations as well as “meet and confer” obligations and addressing e-discovery matters with the court. Greg also delivers cost-efficient strategies for data preservation, collection, review and production and helps clients to develop and implement document retention policies and practices.

Accountants / Class Action Defense
Greg handles complex matters involving professional liability, particularly in the accounting field. He provides comprehensive legal services to accountants and related professionals, including business managers and consultants. Greg offers advice and representation in connection with litigation, risk management, regulatory investigations, commercial negotiations, and partnership and practice issues. Greg is experienced in class action litigation, from removal under the Class Action Fairness Act, to motions to dismiss, class certification proceedings, discovery, trial, settlement, and appeal. He leverages Wilson Elser's considerable litigation experience, national footprint and cutting-edge technologies to handle these matters quickly and efficiently.


New York-Las Vegas Team Prevail in Securities Fraud Case

October 17, 2013

Accountants Team Scores Victory in Defending Securities Fraud Claim Involving China-Based Company

August 9, 2013


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Court's Interpretation of Merchant Services Agreement Limits Retailer's Liability to Card Brands for Data Breach
Gregory Bautista,Melissa K. Ventrone, March 31, 2015
On January 15, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri ruled that fees, assessments and costs imposed by the credit card brands on Schnuck Markets, Inc. (Schnuck), a grocery chain estimated to have had 2.4 million customers' credit and debit card information compromised...

California Amends Law to Expand Businesses’ Obligations in the Wake of a Data Breach
Gregory Bautista,Donald P. Sullivan,Melissa K. Ventrone, February 16, 2015
Entities that own, license or maintain personally identifiable information on California residents beware - on January 1, 2015, an amendment to California’s privacy and breach law goes into effect that may have a significant impact on the way entities respond to data breaches. Starting in...
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Gregory Bautista

1133 Westchester Avenue
White PlainsNY 10604-3407


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