Law night saw terrific attendance on a very busy week downtown. Held at the Athelstan we enjoyed another great fried chicken meal and hosted bar. Hodge Alves announced that Hand, Arendall had merged with Panhandle Law firm Harrison Sale and is now officially Hand Arendall Harrison Sale, and we warmly thank Hand Arendall Harrison Sale as gracious hosts for the evening event. Our program was again excellent, as partner (and club treasurer) Patrick Ward introduced associate Chris Williams as speaker.
Christopher Williams is an associate in the firm’s commercial litigation section. Here’s a little more background about Chris:
Chris has a developing practice in the area of cybersecurity and privacy. Chris has worked with clients that have fallen victim to spear phishing attacks, ransomware, man-in-the-middle e-mail schemes, wire instruction fraud, and other computer security breaches. He has advised clients on policies and procedures to minimize cybersecurity vulnerability, has served as breach counsel for multiple clients following a breach, and has assisted clients in crafting notices for compromised personal information in accordance with state and federal laws. He has also been involved in litigation involving data breach.
He grew up in Mobile, attending McGill-Toolen Catholic High School and Spring Hill College. Chris was the SGA Senior Class President at Spring Hill, and graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in English. He received his J.D., magna cum laude from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, where he was on Law Review and competed in two national trial advocacy competitions. He is a member of the Order of Barristers, and was named a Crowe Scholar upon graduation from Loyola.
Chris lives on the Eastern Shore with his wife, Creagh, who is a registered nurse, and sons Bennett and Cullen. He is an active participant in the South Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program, volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mobile, and is a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Fairhope.
Chris’ presentation was on cyber-threats faced by corporate America – with real world examples! And recommendations on ways to protect your business, and make sure your corporate insurance is up to the threat.
Several new members were in attendance, and a few visitors.