Jeffrey S. Haut focuses his Southwest Florida practice on litigation and arbitration, including matters involving construction defects and liens, real estate, contracts, and other financial, business, and commercial disputes. Mr. Haut’s national practice encompasses the representation of clients in 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.
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.