Recognizing his efforts to integrate cybersecurity into the legal profession, The Legal Intelligencer has named Barley Snyder partner Donald R. Geiter to its 2020 list of “Pennsylvania Trailblazers.”
The second edition of the list from the state’s preeminent daily legal publication highlights attorneys who have advanced their practice through innovative methods.
“Some companies tend to think of cybersecurity purely as a technology issue to be handed off in its entirety to its information technology staff or third-party IT vendor,” Geiter said. “But we’re in a time where there has to be a full culture change in that thinking. Due to the complexities and requirements of the applicable cybersecurity-related laws, including the ever-evolving issues of privacy, cybersecurity has to be planned and considered at the highest levels of a company. That’s where we come in, to educate, train and guide companies of all sizes on the related legal responsibilities of cybersecurity that extend beyond the pure technology components IT professionals oversee.”
In addition to his work with cybersecurity, Geiter is the chair of Barley Snyder’s Finance & Creditors’ Rights Practice Group. He’s been listed as a “Best Lawyer” in Mergers and Acquisitions (2019, 2020, 2021), Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2021) and Commercial Finance Law (2021). He is a member of the board of trustees at both the Salvation Army of Lancaster and Lancaster Bible College.
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