Attorney Dan Mitchell Named Cybersecurity Trailblazer


Attorney Dan Mitchell Named Cybersecurity Trailblazer

Daniel J. Mitchell

National Law Journal Honors Chair of Bernstein Shur’s Data Security Team

PORTLAND and AUGUSTA, ME and MANCHESTER, N.H. (October 26, 2016) – Dan Mitchell, shareholder and co-chair of the Data Security Team at Bernstein Shur, has been named to the National Law Journal’s second annual list of Cyber Security Trailblazers for his groundbreaking work in cybersecurity law.

The National Law Journal’s Cyber Security Trailblazers recognizes attorneys from across the country who have moved the needle with innovative legal strategies through contributions to the practice of data security and privacy law. Their work has shaped the laws that guard society against digital criminals while keeping pace with this ever-evolving threat.

“This distinction demonstrates the very deliberate efforts we’ve undertaken to become a national leader in information security and technology law,” said Bernstein Shur CEO Pat Scully. “These challenges are here to stay, and under Dan’s leadership, Bernstein Shur is ready to help clients both anticipate and navigate the aftermath of a data security incident.”

Mitchell began practicing cybersecurity law before data breaches and information hacks were commonplace. He represented Patco Construction in its appeal before the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Patco Construction Co., Inc. v. People’s United Bank, 684 F.3d 197 (1st Cir. 2012), a bellwether decision on how courts evaluate the commercial reasonableness of internet banking security procedures. He has been featured in numerous publications as a data security law expert, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Krebs on Security and Wired.

Since the development of Bernstein Shur’s Data Security Team in 2012, Mitchell has played a central role in raising the team’s national visibility, with fellow members of the team tapped to speak at the American Bankers Association Risk Management Conference, ME Bankers Expo and more. Mitchell has been recognized by Chambers USA for commercial litigation and is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell. In 2014, he was named to Bank Info Security’s list of Top Ten Influencers.

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