News alert: Harter Secrest & Emery announces designation as NetDiligence-authorized Breach Coac

Rochester, N.Y. Feb. 15, 2024 Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, a full-service business law firm with offices throughout New York, is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a NetDiligence-authorized Breach Coach®, a designation only extended to law firms that demonstrate competency and sophistication in data breach response.

Through its Breach Coach® designation, NetDiligence recognizes Harter Secrest & Emery as an industry leader and enhances the firm’s reputation as a trusted resource for clients navigating the complex landscape of data incident response. Harter Secrest & Emery is one of only approximately 25 firms in the world to be recognized with this designation, highlighting the firm’s deep experience and steadfast commitment to its clients.

With more than 20 years of experience in cyber, NetDiligence® specializes in cyber risk readiness and response services. NetDiligence-authorized Breach Coach® firms are selected based on their experience, competency, thought leadership, and industry engagement.


Led by partner F. Paul Greene, CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPM, FIP, Harter Secrest & Emery’s Privacy and Data Security practice group helps clients respond to data security incidents of all kinds. The group creates strategies and protocols to help clients identify and mitigate risk, proactively protect their most sensitive information, prepare for a broad array of incidents, and respond effectively and efficiently to incidents when they do occur.

Harter Secrest & Emery’s privacy and data security clients range from Fortune 100 corporations to closely-held businesses in a wide range of industries, including healthcare, financial services, data analytics/big data, retail, education, manufacturers, defense contractors, and employers of all sizes. The firm operates its own 24-hour Cybersecurity Incident and Breach Response Line to assist companies and organizations responding to a cyberattack or data breach. The response line, 1-800-232-3021, connects callers directly with an attorney from the firm’s Privacy and Data Security group for response and remediation support, including in relation to topics pertaining to crisis management and communication, post-breach reporting and notice, potential litigation and regulatory enforcement.

About Harter Secrest & Emery LLP: Harter Secrest & Emery LLP is a full-service business law firm with attorneys throughout New York representing clients ranging from individuals and family-owned businesses to Fortune 100 companies and major regional institutions. With offices in Rochester, Buffalo, Albany, Corning, and New York City, New York, the firm and its attorneys are consistently recognized by the industry’s leading law firm and attorney ranking programs, including Chambers and Partners, Best Law Firms® and The Best Lawyers in America®.

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