Data Breach Double Play: Lessons from Data Breach War Stories and Responding to Healthcare Data Breaches

W. Reece HirschJennifer C. Archie
February 23, 2023


In this installment of our Double Play series, our two, thirty-minute programs cover lessons from data breach war stories and responding to healthcare data breaches. Data breaches are so common and affect nearly every industry, is there anything your company can do to prepare for what are always chaotic and highly fact-specific crises? In this program, you'll learn the lessons of some data breach cases that can help you protect your company when facing a data breach. This program also provides timely, actionable advice that includes the 5 things you can start doing today to help prevent data breaches and better prepare your company to respond to them if they do occur, focusing on the healthcare space where data breaches can include disclosure of personal health information regulated by state and federal laws including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).


Jennifer C. Archie, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP, Washington, D.C.

W. Reece Hirsch, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, San Francisco, CA

Jennifer is a preeminent cybersecurity and data privacy lawyer who advises clients ranging from emerging companies to Fortune 50 global enterprises in diverse matters including litigation, investigations, compliance, and the protection of trade secrets and confidential information. Ms. Archie has vast experience preparing for and leading the response to complex and large-scale data breach incidents. She regularly defends clients in Federal Trade Commission and state consumer protection investigations against charges of data security and privacy violations. Ms. Archie also represents companies facing fallout from major data leakages, cyberattacks, and suspected trade secrets and intellectual property theft. Her strategic counseling experience includes advising leading cybersecurity solutions providers in connection with the release of new products, features, research, and vulnerability test results. Prior to entering the practice of law, she served as Legislative Assistant and subsequently Press Secretary to Congressman Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ) from 1983-86. Ms. Archie received her JD from Cornell Law School.

Reece counsels clients on healthcare regulatory and transactional matters and co-heads the firm’s privacy and cybersecurity practice. Representing healthcare organizations such as hospitals, health plans, insurers, physician organizations, healthcare information technology companies, and pharmaceutical and biotech companies, Reece advises clients on issues such as privacy, fraud and abuse, and self-referral issues. This includes healthcare-specific data privacy and security matters, such as compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act.

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