Joe Bruemmer has advised numerous public and private companies and other entities across a variety of industries in responding to large-scale ransomware incidents, network intrusions and other cybersecurity and data privacy incidents, providing clear strategic guidance in moments of crisis and translating technical findings into practical, actionable legal advice.
Joe serves as the Ohio Digital Assets and Data Management Leader, with a focus on data privacy, cybersecurity and data breach response. Leveraging his prior experience as a litigator and as assistant general counsel for a leading legal support services provider, he helps clients identify practical, business-oriented solutions to data security incidents. Joe has handled a variety of matters involving ransomware, business email compromises, payment card compromises, inadvertent disclosures and wire fraud issues for clients in the hospitality, restaurant, retail, professional services, financial and educational sectors. As soon as clients discover a data security incident, he works with them to assess the scope, assemble the necessary internal and external response teams, implement a containment and remediation strategy, conduct an investigation, develop messaging, evaluate regulatory obligations and respond to consumer and regulatory inquiries in a way that is designed to preserve customer relationships and minimize regulatory and litigation risk.