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David Menken To Present on Cyber Security for Lawyers and Law Firms

David Menken will be participating Thursday, May 12th in a seminar sponsored by the Westchester County Bar Association on "Cyber Security: How Confidential Is Your Confidential Information; Threats, Exposures & Solutions." Information on the seminar, for which CLE credit will be offered, is at the Bar Association's web site. The seminar is important for all lawyers and law firms who possess information about their clients or employees, i.e., all lawyers and law firms!

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Enforce a Smoking Ban

Kenneth Jacobs explains how a condominium associations can enforce a smoking ban in the November 2015 issue of Habitat Magazine.

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David Menken Presents in Albany on Legal Issues Involving Government Use of Social Media

David Menken gave a presentation on legal issues involving use of social media by local governments in Albany, New York on June 2, 2015 to government officials and information technology specialists at the New York State Office of Information Technology Services Cyber Security Conference  His talk centered on two of the most important issues facing local governments which utilize social media: first amendment considerations and compliance with record retention, open meetings and freedom of information laws.  David advises businesses and local governments on social media, privacy and security issues and can be contacted at dmenken@sbjlaw.com.

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Welcome to the Firm!

Smith, Buss & Jacobs, LLP is proud to announce that Michael Mauro, who focuses his practice on labor and employment law, is now Of Counsel to the Firm. Michael has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in the field of Labor and Employment law in recognition of his accomplishments.

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David Menken Joins the Board of the Hudson River Museum

David Menken has joined the Board of Trustees of the Hudson River Museum, one of the premiere art museums in the New York metropolitan area and Westchester County's largest museum.  David's involvement with the Museum is one of the ways that SBJ and its attorneys and staff can give back to the community which has made them welcome in Westchester in general and Yonkers in particular.

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David Menken Presents on Data Security Awareness

David Menken, who specializes in information technology, privacy and data security at SBJ, today gave a seminar in data security awareness to the staff of a New York not-for-profit corporation which has access to private information of New York State residents.  All entities which have access to such information must give their employees general security training, to include recognizing and reporting insider threats, and must have a procedure in place to comply with New York's Data Breach Notification laws.

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SBJ Sponsors Habitat’s February Issue

Habitat Magazine's February Issue features our new Smith, Buss & Jacobs, LLP video.

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Becoming Proactive about Law Firm Cyber Security By David Menken

"During the early morning hours of June 27, 2014 a hard drive containing backup files for one of the firm's servers was stolen from the locked trunk of an employee's vehicle.... We have confirmed that the hard drive may have contained your name, birthday, Social Security number, driver's license and contact information, such as your home address, email and phone number." This breach did not happen to a big-box store. It happened to a criminal defense law firm in California and the admission was in a letter to an undisclosed number of people, presumably current clients, past clients, employees, and [...]

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Tarrytown Doubletree workers claim wage abuse

Smith, Buss & Jacobs partner Jack Malley commences $2 million lawsuit against Doubletree Hotel for failure to pay banquet waiters minimum wage, overtime wages, tips and gratuities.

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Ryan Kaupelis joins SBJ

Ryan P. Kaupelis has joined the firm as an associate in the litigation department. Ryan's practice focuses on commercial and real estate litigation.

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