Meagher & Geer attorney, Tracy Vigness Kolb, will co-present a CLE session titled, Anatomy of an Incident Response and Data Breach – How Lawyers Can Plan and Prepare at the 2016 SBAND Annual Meeting.
The presentation will include a discussion about the professional responsibility of lawyers to make reasonable efforts to respond to security incidents and prevent a breach of client information by implementing security measures that will help prevent a breach and identify whether one has occurred; and developing an incident response plan to more effectively and efficiently manage a breach event.
Tracy has been practicing law in North Dakota since 1995. She has practiced in the private and public sector handling litigation, administrative and legislative matters, and legal and regulatory compliance matters, particularly in the health care setting. Her private practice has been devoted primarily to litigation, mostly specializing in representing health care providers—hospitals, clinics, physicians, nurses, and long-term care facilities—and the defense of medical malpractice cases. Tracy has represented providers, too, in state regulatory licensing and disciplinary matters.
Tracy has a special interest in health care compliance and regulatory matters, including an in-depth working knowledge of HIPAA and HITECH and other data privacy and security laws, many of which have application to other industry sectors and businesses. She has counseled and assisted clients in their compliance efforts with these laws that includes developing data privacy and security programs. Among other privacy and security-related work and projects, Tracy was a member of the American Bar Association’s HITECH Task Force, a group of lawyers that worked over a five-year period studying and developing analyses, templates, forms and educational materials dealing with key HITECH privacy and security compliance issues.
Tracy practices in North Dakota state and federal courts, and has also appeared regularly in tribal courts representing Indian tribes, tribal entities, and other defendants.