Lewis Brisbois Strengthens Cybersecurity Team in New York with New Partner Hire
New York, N.Y. (June 16, 2021) – Lewis Brisbois is pleased to welcome Maria Efaplomatidis to its New York office as a partner in the Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice. Ms. Efaplomatidis brings to Lewis Brisbois two decades of experience counseling domestic and foreign insurance carriers on issues including data privacy and cybersecurity claims.
Throughout her career, Ms. Efaplomatidis has helped clients manage risk and exposure for complex claims, often arising from criminal misconduct and data security incidents. She has regularly advised clients on U.S. data protection law and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance. In addition to her data privacy work, Ms. Efaplomatidis has extensive experience handling professional liability matters with a focus on accounting firms, including the Big Four firms. She has directed high-profile and high-exposure litigation and regulatory matters centered on fraud, conspiracy, securities violations, and malpractice, as well as U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations. Moreover, she has recently facilitated investigations regarding pandemic loans..
“We are excited to have Maria on our team,” Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice Chair Sean B. Hoar said. "The insights she acquired managing high exposure and complex claims is unique in the industry – and will be a tremendous asset to our team and our clients. In addition to her industry experience, she brings a great attitude and sense of humor – a huge benefit in crisis management.”
Similarly, Ms. Efaplomatidis noted, "It is a privilege to join Lewis Brisbois’ prestigious Data Privacy & Cybersecurity team at a critical time with growing threats against financial services firms, among others. I’m thrilled to utilize my experience being on the frontlines of risk toward the continued success of the firm.”
Ms. Efaplomatidis received her J.D. from St. John's University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from St. John's University. She is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey.