Task Force

About

Cybersecurity Legal Task Force Roster

What the Task Force Does

The Cybersecurity Legal Task Force shall consist of two co-chairs, one representative from each ABA entity with an interest in cybersecurity issues, three members at large, and two special advisors.  It may include non-lawyer experts. The Task Force shall have jurisdiction over matters affecting how lawyers protect their practices and their clients’ confidential information and intellectual property during a cyberattack. In carrying out its responsibilities, the Task Force shall:

1)       facilitate collaboration and information exchanges among constituent ABA entities and with relevant public agencies and private organizations;

2)       serve as a clearinghouse among ABA entities regarding cybersecurity activities, policy proposals, advocacy, publications and resources;

3)       study and analyze executive and legislative branch cybersecurity proposals;

4)       identify cyber-related issues for appropriate action by the ABA, including filling gaps in policy, encouraging ABA entities to develop new policy as appropriate, and sharing best practices with members and their law firms;

5)       advise and assist the ABA Governmental Affairs Office on cybersecurity advocacy and responses to government action;

6)       educate members of the bar and the public on cybersecurity risks, how to protect data, and how to respond to a cyberattack. 

Contact Us

Holly McMahon (Director)
(202) 662-1035
Holly.McMahon@americanbar.org

Sally Heuker (Staff Attorney)
(202) 662-1695
Sally.Heuker@americanbar.org