May 21, 2019
LITTLE ROCK, AR – Attorney Anton Janik presented today at the National Association of Attorneys General Southern Regional Meeting. He served on an expert panel discussing strategies that governments can use to address cybersecurity and privacy issues. Janik detailed the role of private practice bar in providing expertise and assistance in areas the government cannot such as data use and private vendor work. He also defined that the ideal time a state should enlist the help of those outside the government is during the planning and preparation stage. In addition, Janik explained that the best way state governments can minimize exposure and risk is by understanding their processes for storing and sharing data, internal training and vetting vendors.
Janik is an experienced trial attorney with a specialized practice in complex litigation, tax controversies and cybersecurity, privacy and data protection. He leads the Tax Controversy and Litigation practice area and co-leads the Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection practice area. Janik also advises clients in the areas of investigations and corporate compliance, employee privacy, data protection and social media. He is a former trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US).
About the National Association of Attorneys General Southern Regional Meeting
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) was founded in 1907 to help attorneys general fulfill the responsibilities of their office and to assist in the delivery of high-quality legal services to the states and territorial jurisdictions. The Association’s members are the attorneys general of the 50 states and the District of Columbia and the chief legal officers of the Commonwealths of Puerto Rico (Secretary of Justice) and the Northern Mariana Islands, and the territories of American Samoa, Guam, and the Virgin Islands. The Association serves as the national forum for attorneys general and their staff to collaboratively and effectively address issues important to their work and provides resources to support the work of the offices of attorneys general in protecting the Rule of Law and the United States Constitution.
About Mitchell Williams
Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. is a full-service corporate law firm that provides strategic, comprehensive legal services to help clients achieve their goals. Established in 1954, the firm has offices in Little Rock, Rogers and Jonesboro, Arkansas and Austin, Texas. For more information, visit MitchellWilliamsLaw.com.