Dominic A. Paluzzi

Member; Co-Chair, Data Privacy and Cybersecurity;
Detroit
E: dpaluzzi@mcdonaldhopkins.com
P: 248.220.1356

Dominic is co-chair of the firm’s national Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group. He advises organizations on data privacy and cybersecurity risks on both a national and international basis, including proactive compliance, incident response strategies and management, and defense of regulatory enforcement actions and single-plaintiff and class action litigation. Dominic has counseled clients through over 3,000 data breaches and privacy incidents where he works closely with local, state and federal law enforcement, forensic investigators and third-party cybersecurity vendors to offer his clients efficient and effective breach response services in compliance with the numerous state, federal, international and industry-specific legal obligations. Dominic has significant experience defending organizations in third-party and regulatory enforcement actions arising out of a data breach. He also focuses his practice on proactively protecting clients’ personal, sensitive and confidential information and minimizing the risk of a data privacy incident. He has conducted more than 350 breach response workshops and training sessions for organizations and their risk management teams, and helps clients with the development of their written information security programs and incident response plans. In recognition of his efforts in this area, Michigan Lawyers Weekly honored Dominic as one of 30 lawyers selected as the “Leaders in the Law” Class of 2020. Dominic was also named to Cybersecurity Docket’s Incident Response 30 in 2016 and 2018, a list of the “best and brightest” data breach response attorneys and compliance professionals in the industry. Dominic and his team were also named a finalist for Advisen’s 2017 and 2018 Cyber Risk Awards for Cyber Law Firm of the Year and Advisen’s 2015 Cyber Risk Awards in the Cyber Risk Pre-Breach Team of the Year category.

His work in this area covers a multitude of industries, including, higher education, healthcare, hospitality, retail, automotive, utilities, accounting, financial services, banking, law, information technology, staffing services, manufacturing, food services, professional services, franchises, non-profits, real estate, drug and pharmacy, municipalities, public entities and insurance. Dominic is also a frequent speaker and writer on data privacy law. If you suspect that your organization has suffered a data breach, call our 24/7 Hotline: 855-MH-DATA1 (855-643-2821)..

Dominic earned a J.D./M.B.A., cum laude, from University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 2007. He received a B.S.A., summa cum laude, from University of Detroit Mercy in 2004.

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