National and regional publications covered the recent arrival of partner Michael J. Adams, who served as a top legal adviser to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff before joining McGuireWoods’ Data Privacy and Security Team in Charlotte. In addition, reporters writing about hot-button cybersecurity issues have turned to Adams for insight, drawing on the retired Navy commander’s experience as a national security point person on cyber threats.
Law360 published a Feb. 21 story in which Adams discussed his move to McGuireWoods, his military and legal career, and the evolution of cybersecurity policies and procedures. “The reality is the problem is very real; the problem is not going away, but there are ways to mitigate risk,” he said. “There are responsible actions before, even during, and after a cyber incident, and we’re here to help people better understand these problems.”
In an extensive Feb. 28 interview with Legaltech News, Adams shared his thoughts on how businesses can combat the growing threat of cyber espionage. “Emerging federal and state laws as well as certain regulatory frameworks have the potential to provide greater security to the corporate world,” he said.
Adams commented for a March 1 story in FedScoop on lawmakers’ efforts to determine how the U.S. government should counter cyber-enabled information warfare and other foreign propaganda campaigns, such as those allegedly waged by Russian intelligence agencies during the recent U.S. presidential election.
The American Lawyer, Politico’s “Morning Cybersecurity” and the Charlotte Business Journal also wrote about Adams joining McGuireWoods.