Jeffrey S. Haut focuses his practice on litigation and arbitration, including matters involving cyberattack and data breach litigation and other financial litigation matters. In the cyber litigation arena, Mr. Haut handles matters arising from e-commerce, including representing victims of wire transfer scams, business email compromise schemes, online financial fraud, trade secret misappropriation, identity theft, and civil actions arising out of federal and state data security and privacy laws, such as the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the Stored Communications Act, the Wiretap Act, and Chapter 934 of the Florida Statutes. In the financial litigation arena, Mr. Haut assists clients involved in a diverse range of business and commercial litigation, including breaches of contract, real property disputes, business torts, and other complex financial issues.
Mr. Haut also represents business clients who are responding to data privacy and data security crises, such as data breaches and cyberattacks, by mitigating the impact of impending litigation, coordinating forensic investigations, liaising with law enforcement, and evaluating clients’ data breach notification and regulatory reporting obligations. Additionally, Mr. Haut proactively counsels clients about how to conform their data security and data privacy policies to relevant sector-specific laws, regulations, and industry standards.
Mr. Haut previously worked as a research intern at the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research at Indiana University, an NSA and Department of Homeland Security Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense. In 2016, Mr. Haut co-authored and published a law journal article comparing international voluntary cybersecurity frameworks and he has written extensively on cybersecurity and technology-related issues, such as net neutrality, online public records, identity theft, ransomware, consumer privacy protections, cryptocurrency, initial coin offerings (“ICOs”), and blockchain technology.