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Harris Hoffberg

Harris Hoffberg

 Harris Hoffberg is an associate in the Corporate Department. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, technology and media, and assisting clients in fulfilling privacy, data security, and data breach notification requirements imposed by federal and state laws and regulations. Harris is currently on client secondment.

While at Georgetown University Law Center, Harris interned at the Department of Justice Criminal Division in the frauds section where he assisted in prosecuting individuals in various countries who committed cybercrimes that utilized ransomware to extort payments from innocent people. He also interned at the Department of Justice Civil Division, Office of Immigration, Appellate Section where he submitted briefs to the Second and Ninth Circuits on behalf of the government. Harris served as a senior Staff editor of Georgetown University Law Center’s The Tax Lawyer.

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FTC: LabMD Tests Positive for “Unfair” Security Practices

LabMD’s lack of data security measures resulted in the FTC Commission overturning an Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) decision that previously dismissed charges against the company in November. LabMD performed laboratory medical testing for over 750,000 patients since 2001, before going out of business in 2014, partly due to fighting this case. The FTC brought the … Continue Reading

Privacy Advocates and ISPs Spar over Targeted Ads

The Federal Communication Commission’s (the “FCC”) landmark decision last year to reclassify Internet service providers (“ISPs”) as common carriers under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934 implicates policy issues that extend well beyond net neutrality.  Perhaps chief among them is the treatment of customer proprietary network information (“CPNI”) by broadband access providers.  The … Continue Reading