Otterbourg's Erik Weinick Appointed to U.S. Secret Service NY/NJ Cyber Fraud Task Force Steering Committee

April 21, 2022


New York, New York, April 21, 2022: Otterbourg P.C., a full-service New York law firm, announced today that Partner Erik Weinick, co-founder of the Firm’s Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice Group, was appointed by the United States Secret Service’s New York Field Office to serve on the NY/NJ Cyber Fraud Task Force Steering Committee.  The Task Force seeks to leverage the combined resources of academia, the private sector, and local, state and federal law enforcement to better protect public and private electronic systems and data. The Committee is comprised of representatives from the legal, financial, information security, healthcare, legal, retail/hospitality and entertainment sectors, and is charged with driving the content of the Task Force’s quarterly conferences to ensure that members are actively engaged across a broad spectrum of public and private enterprises to keep up-to-date on the latest threats to information security.  Following his appointment, Mr. Weinick stated that “I am honored to have been selected by the U.S. Secret Service to work with such a distinguished group of leaders in the field of cybersecurity, and look forward to joining with them in furthering the Task Force’s important mission to combat the ever-increasing threats to our nation’s information infrastructure.”

About Erik Weinick:  In addition to co-founding Otterbourg’s Privacy & Cybersecurity practice, Mr. Weinick, a graduate of Cornell University and Cornell Law School, practices in the firm’s Litigation, as well as Restructuring & Bankruptcy departments.  Throughout his career, Mr. Weinick has represented a wide array of fiduciaries, commercial and financial firms, entrepreneurs, individuals, as well as domestic and foreign governmental agencies on matters including: privacy/cybersecurity, litigation, bankruptcy, commercial torts, insurance, professional malpractice, real estate, entertainment and receiverships.  Mr. Weinick is a certified CIPP-US privacy professional, a New York State Court Certified Fiduciary, and is a member of the Advisory Board of Agnes Intelligence, Inc., an artificial intelligence firm.

About Otterbourg P.C.: For over one hundred years, Otterbourg P.C. has offered sophisticated legal services and practical solutions to its clients, including leading businesses, financial institutions, REITs, private equity firms, health care organizations and commercial finance firms, serving their needs in the areas of corporate, finance, real estate, litigation and alternative dispute resolution, restructuring and bankruptcy, and privacy & cybersecurity. Otterbourg’s privacy and cybersecurity practice is a natural extension of the firm’s long-standing role as a sought-after legal advisor to clients in industries that receive, manage and transmit sensitive financial, business, personal and other information. Recognizing that privacy and cybersecurity have become fundamental business functions, the practice is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of lawyers that advises clients with respect to the rapidly evolving body of privacy and cybersecurity statutes, regulations and caselaw, in both a transactional and litigation/regulatory context.

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