In this month’s Member Spotlight, the E-Discovery, Information Governance & Cybersecurity Section recognizes Nick Merker and Stephen Reynolds for their positive contributions to the Indianapolis community. They are partners at Ice Miller LLP where they co-chair the firm’s Data Security and Privacy Practice Group.
Both Nick and Stephen have extensive pre-law technology experience. Nick is a former systems network, and security engineer with hands-on technical experience in both the public and private sector. Stephen is a former computer programmer and IT analyst.
In addition to holding certifications in privacy and security, Nick and Stephen are actively involved in educating others on trending data security and privacy issues. Nick is faculty at the International Association of Privacy Professionals, where he leads privacy training across the globe to executives, engineers, lawyers and managers. Stephen frequently presents on data security and privacy and teaches Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) classes as a Direct Instructor with the (ISC)².
Stephen and Nick teach a Data Security and Privacy Law course at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. The course aims to provide students with a fundamental understanding of the various different laws and practices related to data privacy and the essential factors to consider when implementing preventative procedures. As a skills-based course, students are taught such items as the following:
- understanding how privacy obligations vary between industries and entities, such as private companies, hospitals, schools and government entities;
- how to draft privacy statements;
- how to draft contractual provisions relating to information security; and
- how to prepare and implement an incident response plan.
The section applauds Stephen and Nick for their efforts in contributing to the E-Discovery, Information Governance & Cybersecurity space in the Indianapolis legal community and beyond.
The section encourages our members to submit recommendations for individuals who have positively contributed in the E-Discovery, Information Governance & Cybersecurity space to the Indianapolis legal community. Please submit recommendations and a brief write-up to support the recommendation to section chair Jennifer Tudor Wright via email at Jennifer.Wright@btlaw.com.
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