WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Attorney David A. Menken, partner at White Plains law firm McCarthy Fingar LLP has this month achieved a Certified Information Privacy Professional - US (CIPP/US) designation from the International Association of Privacy Professionals, adding a strong knowledge of U.S. privacy laws and data security practices to his expertise in corporate and information technology law.
The CIPP/US credential is the global standard in privacy certification and demonstrates a strong foundation in U.S. privacy laws and regulations and an understanding of the legal requirements for the lawful transfer of sensitive personal data to/from the United States, the European Union and other jurisdictions.
"Since joining McCarthy Fingar nearly a year ago, David's service in our Corporate and General Business and Intellectual Property departments has been remarkable," said Frank Streng, co-administrative partner for McCarthy Fingar. "His recent achievement of earning a CIPP/US designation will now make him even more of an asset to our team and its clients."
As a member of McCarthy Fingar's Corporate and General Business and Intellectual Property groups, Menken currently serves clients in a variety of matters, including commercial contract preparation and negotiation, mergers and acquisitions, trade secret protection, outsourcing and IT service agreements, software development agreements, and advice on E-Business, social media and online legal issues. The data privacy and security knowledge recognized by the CIPP/US certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals assists him in representing clients in the fields of corporate and information technology law.
Menken is scheduled to speak on May 1 to the Municipal Law Section of the Westchester County Bar Association where he will discuss legal issues relevant to the use of social media by municipal governments, including record retention requirements, open meetings issues, freedom of information requests and compliance with the New York Personal Privacy Law.
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McCarthy Fingar, LLP has provided legal services in the Metropolitan New York area for more than 65 years. Based in downtown White Plains, New York, the firm boasts a distinguished staff of more than 25 lawyers with diverse areas of concentration and expertise, making it a leader in the legal and business communities. McCarthy Fingar LLP provides legal counsel in a wide range of practice areas, including appellate practice, business litigation, matrimonial and family law, and taxation.
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