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Walt Green Recognized as a 2017 Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Trailblazer by the National Law Journal

November 15, 2017

BATON ROUGE, La. – Partner Walt Green earned a spot on the National Law Journal’s 2017 Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Trailblazers list.

His roles as a former U.S. Attorney and Executive Director for the National Center for Disaster Fraud have equipped him to deliver critical advice to companies as they develop cybersecurity incident plans and implement post-breach actions.

As U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana from 2013 to 2017, Mr. Green helped make the district a go-to venue for federal prosecutions related to criminal cyber activity. In this role he partnered with federal, state and local officials to create a working group with the business community, an action which resulted in a number of cybersecurity cases in the Middle District of Louisiana.

Mr. Green also served as Executive Director for the National Center for Disaster Fraud where he gained additional exposure to the dark web as personally identifiable information (PII) posted on the dark web was used to illegally receive relief benefits in the wake of natural disasters.

In the future, Mr. Green believes that there will be more cyber insurance litigation. “Too often, clients buy insurance, and when a breach occurs, they don’t get the benefits they thought they would. Often, it’s because companies underestimate the cost and time from a breach,” Mr. Green stated.

The 2017 Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Trailblazers highlights the top 25 attorneys who have helped make a difference in the fight against criminal cyber activity. Click here to view a full list.


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