Data privacy and cybersecurity attorney Dominic A, Paluzzi elected Member at McDonald Hopkins


DETROIT (October 1, 2015) – Dominic A. Paluzzi, an attorney in the national Data Privacy and Cybersecurity practice at McDonald Hopkins, has been elected to the firm’s membership. 

Based in Detroit, Paluzzi works with a national team of 21 data privacy and cybersecurity attorneys and has counseled clients through more than 425 data breaches and privacy incidents in a multitude of industries. A frequent speaker and writer on data privacy law, Paluzzi has conducted some 165 breach response workshops for clients. His expertise includes advising clients regarding data privacy and cybersecurity risks on both a national and international basis, including proactive compliance, incident response strategies and management, and defense of regulatory enforcement actions and single-plaintiff and class action litigation. Paluzzi works closely with state and federal law enforcement, forensic investigators and third-party vendors to offer his clients efficient and effective breach response services in compliance with the numerous state, federal, international and industry-specific legal obligations. He also has significant experience defending organizations in third-party and regulatory enforcement actions arising out of a data breach

“It is a pleasure to promote such a talented and knowledgeable attorney,” said Carl J. Grassi, president of McDonald Hopkins. “Dominic does an outstanding job of advising clients who are in the front line of data breach risk management.”

The Data Privacy and Cybersecurity practice, which is led by James J. Giszczak, was a 2015 finalist for the Advisen Cyber Risk Award for Pre-Breach Team of the Year. “Dominic was instrumental to this recognition,” Giszczak said. “He is dedicated to helping our clients be better prepared to respond to data privacy incidents and to safeguard their assets.”  

Paluzzi’s experience also encompasses the area of trade secret and non-compete law in which he has prosecuted and defended employers and employees in non-compete, non-solicit, non-disclosure, and trade secret litigation. He earned his J.D./MBA and Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Detroit Mercy. Paluzzi has been selected for inclusion in Michigan Rising Stars for the last three years. He also sits on the Board of Directors for the St. John Hospital and Medical Center Guild, the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Alumni Association and the University of Detroit Mercy College of Business Administration Alumni Association.


Deborah W. Kelm
McDonald Hopkins LLC

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