With the global business community still reeling from the recent WannaCry ransomware attack, Womble Carlyle Ted Claypoole and John Morrow will discuss cyber attacks with members of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Research Triangle Area Chapter.

Claypoole and Morrow’s presentation takes place at the ACC’s Cyberpulooza event May 19 in Wrightsville Beach, N.C.  Claypoole and Morrow will discuss ways in-house counsel can help protect their companies from cyber attacks (including ransomware) as well as how companies should respond in the event of a cyber attack.

Ted Claypoole is a senior member of Womble Carlyle’s Intellectual Property Practice Group and leads the firm's Privacy and Data Protection Industry Team. He negotiates and prepares data management, business process outsourcing and ecommerce agreements for his clients. Claypoole routinely talks to business and legal associations across the country on data security issues and is a frequent author on the topic.

John Morrow currently chairs Womble Carlyle’s Intellectual Property Litigation Group, where for over two decades he has focused his practice on handling all aspects of trademark infringement, patent infringement, unfair competition, copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, false advertising, antitrust lawsuits, and data breach/cybersecurity lawsuits and investigations.