Practice Areas

Regulatory Compliance
Sanctions and export controls are multi-jurisdictional, and today major foreign jurisdictions cooperate in criminal and civil investigations and prosecutions involving various international sanctions violations and violations of US regulatory laws governing transactions in the dollar, and cross-border transactions concerning certain US products, intellectual property, and research. Violations can leave organizations exposed to shareholder derivative suits, steep criminal and civil penalties, or other contractual liabilities. Our firm can help limit exposure to liabilities arising under regulations of the US Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC); USA PATRIOT Act; U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), Trade Sanctions Reform Act (TSRA); U.S. Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR); Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and other US laws and regulations governing anti-boycotts, customs, anti-corruption laws, and payments and investment transactions in the dollar.

Under InvestigationAdditionally, TiCranium provides clients with due diligence programs, and regulatory compliance monitoring, audits, mitigation and defense under regulations applicable across diverse industries. A vast array of regulations are rapidly expanding and changing. Civil and criminal penalties have increased, and regulators are rapidly becoming more aggressive in prosecuting violations. Civil litigation by private parties with statutory and tort claims stemming from regulatory violations and security or privacy breaches is also on the rise, and courts are increasingly recognizing these claims as legitimate and upholding awards for damages. We can, for example, assist the health services industry with adherence to HIPAA; publicly held corporations, financial services companies, and banks with adherence to SOX and Dodd-Frank; and manufacturers with conflict minerals compliance under Dodd-Frank. For many industries, state regulations are also a concern as many states have strict privacy and financial regulations more inclusive and protective than the accompanying federal regulations and which provide private tort claims and additional liabilities.

Data Privacy & Cyber Security
Today, managing data privacy and security risks are essential components for companies’ success in nearly every industry. Navigating data privacy compliance is challenging. Regulations are vast and overlapping. Every industry has unique data protection requirements, and internal and external threats. Companies who identify the weaknesses of their information security management systems and compliance policies guard against an increasing number of threats while protecting their reputation and brand. Mitigating exposure to liability as a result of data security breaches can save millions per year in lost assets or reputation, intellectual property, customer information, fines, or other damages. The biggest litigation threats to companies are class actions resulting from both external and internal breaches involving confidential and personal information. For government contractors, security breaches or non-compliance can result in lost contracts and other contractual liability. TiCranium is prepared to assist in developing, assessing, monitoring, or improving your in-house risk management program, whether it be in the technology, hospitality, health care, manufacturing, insurance, financial, or legal sector. Our aim is to narrow your exposure to liability. We are also equipped to efficiently represent our clients in investigations or litigation involving data privacy breaches.

COmputer Cyber Security is becoming increasingly important as regulation and the sophistication of threats increases. There are external threats, including those from state-sponsored groups, organized crime, corporate espionage, hacktivists, and fraudsters. There are also numerous insider threats, including disgruntled employees, lack of proper security policies and mechanisms to ensure compliance, and training and procedural deficiencies. On top of these problems there is the ever-growing spectre of increased government regulations, especially on government contractors. TiCranium helps businesses and organizations create security policies and procedures, provides training, and partners with other firms to provide penetration testing and services in order to minimize risk. In the case of a breach or outage, TiCranium can assist with identification of the source of the breach and mitigation of losses.

Government Contracting
As an EDWOSB, TiCranium provides world-class services to federal and state government agencies. From legal services, to Information Technology, to various support services, TiCranium has the management, experience, and partners to handle contracts of all sizes.

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