Keating Muething & Klekamp Relaunches Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice

KMK Law Attorneys Earn CIPP/US, CIPP/E, and CIPM Certification

The Cincinnati law firm of Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL (KMK Law®) is pleased to announce the formation of its new Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice, an interdisciplinary team of attorneys offering the full range of privacy and cybersecurity services, from developing entire national and global privacy compliance programs to leading clients through complex data breach responses. In addition, the following KMK Law attorneys have earned the Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) credential from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP): Nicole E. Cloyd, Stacy A. Cole, Michael W. Goldman, and Mark E. Musekamp. Ms. Cole also holds IAPP’s Certified Information Privacy Management credential (CIPM) and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E).

“With the recent addition of Stacy Cole, we are confident that the KMK Law Data Privacy & Cybersecurity team is the ‘go-to’ team of legal advisors in the Cincinnati region for all data privacy and cybersecurity needs,” said Alan Fershtman, Managing Partner. “Data privacy and cybersecurity continue to evolve quickly and this team is at the forefront of the legal, policy, and technical developments in this area of law.”

The KMK Law Data Privacy & Cybersecurity team members include:

With deep experience in both proactive risk mitigation and incident response, the KMK Law Data Privacy & Cybersecurity team focuses on maximizing value and aligning legal strategies to clients’ real-world business operations. The team is experienced in performing gap and data assessments; coordinating technical consultant services; insurance policy analysis and negotiation; policy crafting; creating vendor management programs; training; implementation guidance; service provider negotiation; and transaction due diligence. In particular, the team regularly counsel clients on their risks and obligations under laws relevant to their data, including, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) (and the United Kingdom’s equivalent), Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”), CAN-SPAM Act, the TCPA, the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), the California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA”), the Utah Consumer Privacy Act (“UCPA”), the Virginia Consumer Data Privacy Act (“VCDPA”), the Colorado Privacy Act (the “CPA”), and the Connecticut Data Privacy Act (“CTDPA”). The KMK Law Data Privacy & Cybersecurity team work closely with clients to prepare for cybersecurity incidents, including data breach response planning and training, insurer coordination, and pre-incident service provider engagement.

When a data incident strikes, the KMK Law Data Privacy & Cybersecurity team guides clients from start to finish. The team of experienced attorneys have managed major service provider incidents, ransomware attacks, HIPAA breaches, and complex public-sector and nonprofit incidents. Services include leading the incident response; advising on containment strategy; directing the forensic investigation; coordinating with insurers; advising as to legal obligations to notify affected consumers, business partners, and regulators; overseeing the notification of third parties; communicating with law enforcement; responding to regulatory inquiries; and steering remediation and enhancement efforts.

KMK’s Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Team provides 24/7 assistance responding to and remediating a possible cyber incident or data breach. For immediate assistance, contact our Cybersecurity Hotline at 513.579.6500 or

About Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL
The law firm of Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL (KMK Law®), based in Cincinnati, Ohio, is a nationally-recognized law firm delivering sophisticated legal solutions to businesses of all sizes—from Fortune 50 corporations to start-up companies. KMK Law has been awarded a Top Workplaces honor by The Enquirer Media since 2012. Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers® 2022 recognized KMK as a leading law firm in Ohio in Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy & Restructuring, Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions, and General Commercial Litigation. KMK Law earned four National Rankings in Corporate Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, Project Finance Law and Venture Capital Law and 39 Metropolitan Rankings in the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers publication of its 2023 “Best Law Firms” Report. Founded in 1954, KMK has approximately 135 lawyers and a support staff of 120 employees. Additional information is available at

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