- Cybersecurity & Privacy
- Complex Business Litigation
- Internal Investigations
- Energy Litigation
- Financial Services Litigation
- Regulatory & Compliance
|Contact Info||Telephone: 713.470.6104|
|University ||Texas A&M University, B.S.|
|Law School||University of Houston Law Center, J.D., cum laude Articles Editor, Houston Law Review, Order of the Barons|
|Admitted||Texas; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas|
Mark Thibodeaux is Deputy Practice Leader of Sutherland's Cybersecurity and Privacy team and a commercial litigator. He has advised companies for more than 25 years on privacy and data security matters. Mark assists clients with incident response and subsequent investigations and litigation, including advising an international drilling contractor's internal investigation into the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. He also counsels clients on electronic discovery in complex litigation matters, having served as liaison for companies facing major fraud investigations before the U.S. Department of Justice, SEC, FERC, CFTC, states' attorneys general, and the U.S. Senate.
Prior to practicing law, Mark served as a business adviser and information technology professional. This included almost eight years with two of the largest public accounting firms as an auditor and consultant on internal controls and information security, and almost 10 years as in-house security adviser and ultimately chief information technology officer for a major international energy company. A Certified Public Accountant, licensed in Texas, and a Certified Information Privacy Professional, Mark is combining this past IT business experience with his legal know-how to offer privacy and information security counsel to his clients at Sutherland.
Coached a large health insurer through its response to a cybersecurity incident that affected more than one million individuals.
Assisted a major mutual insurance company with drafting a cyber-insurance policy for the energy industry.
Counseled major insurance companies regarding SEC investment company compliance rules for cybersecurity.
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PCI DSS - What It Is and Why It Is Relevant to Your Business
Kristin Ward Cleare,Brian M. Murphy,Robert J. Pile,Mark Thibodeaux,Mary Jane Wilson-Bilik, February 4, 2016
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard—or PCI DSS—sets out the minimum data protection measures required of all entities involved in payment card processing. The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (the PCI Security Standards Council) maintains the PCI DSS as part...
The New York Department of Financial Services Releases Potential New Cybersecurity Rules
B. Scott Burton,Mark D. Herlach,Robert D. Owen,Robert J. Pile,Mark Thibodeaux, November 13, 2015
On November 9, Anthony Albanese, Acting Superintendent of the New York Department of Financial Services (the NYDFS), sent a letter to the 18 members of the Financial and Banking Information Infrastructure Committee (the FBIIC) that outlines key regulatory proposals that NYDFS is considering as new...
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