Mr. Shawn Tuma


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Shawn Tuma, Cybersecurity & Data Protection Partner, Scheef & Stone, L.L.P

I work very hard to honor the sacred trust that my clients place in me by giving them unbiased advice and guidance so they can make the best decisions possible, for themselves and their businesses. My own sense of personal integrity demands nothing less.

I have worked my entire career as a complex business trial lawyer and as a cyber lawyer, which is a fairly unique combination. My subject matter expertise is in the emerging legal areas that I call Business Cyber Risk such as Cybersecurity, Computer Fraud, Data Protection, Data Breach Response, Privacy, Social Media Law, and Intellectual Property Litigation.

My combined business law and litigation background enables me to help businesses assess, avoid, and resolve problems in the most expeditious way possible. While I am a lawyer, I am actually guided by principles! I am fortunate to have the judgment, intensity, and creativity needed to best serve my clients by helping them achieve their strategic business objectives as defined by the unique needs of each client and matter. My clients’ interests are my paramount concern and achieving their objectives in the most efficient and expeditious way possible is always a top priority. Integrity, dependability, excellence, creativity, and intensity best describe me. Because of my respect for this sacred trust, I am honored to also serve as outside general counsel to several small to midsize companies who need an adviser they can trust.

I am a member of numerous state and national professional organizations and committees that are listed below. I blog about Business Cyber Risk issues in my area of expertise. I am an avid writer and I enjoy speaking.

Subject Matter Expertise: Computer Fraud, Trade Secrets, Data Security, Data Breach, Privacy, Social Media Law, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Data Security Policies, Breach Response Plans, Intellectual Property Litigation, Complex Business Litigation, Fraud, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Business Torts, Breach of Contract.