Mike Kassak and Josh Mooney Reappointed as Vice-Chairs of American Bar Association's Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Committee


Mike Kassak, Intellectual Property Group Co-Chair and Josh Mooney, Cyber Law and Data Protection Group Co-Chair, have been reappointed as Vice-Chairs to the Cybersecurity and Data Privacy General Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA) Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS). Their one-year terms as Vice-Chair will begin at the conclusion of the 2019 Annual Meeting in August and extend through the 2019-20 bar year. Both Mike and Josh have been serving in these positions since being appointed to the committee last year.

Launched in 2017, the Cybersecurity and Data Privacy General Committee confronts issues facing TIPS members and their clients through active programming, informational resources and discussion groups. The committee is an extension of the previously established Cybersecurity Task Force, which examines and addresses the myriad and rapidly developing issues concerning cybersecurity and data privacy. TIPS has more than 30 committees that focus on substantive and procedural matters in specific areas of practice and provide members with opportunities to interact with, write for and learn from their peers. 

Mike Kassak has more than 25 years of experience litigating complex commercial matters, including cutting edge insurance coverage disputes. He routinely represents insurers as lead counsel in high profile matters involving a range of claims, including privacy.

Josh Mooney advises corporate clients on matters involving cyber risk, data protection and privacy. He assists clients with risk assessments and the development and implementation of cyber policies and programs toward preserving confidentiality, integrity and availability of data. Josh also assists clients in cybersecurity compliance and guides them in investigations and responses to cybersecurity incidents, including data breaches.

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