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October 14, 2021

Charles Nerko Featured in Law360 Article About Joining Barclay Damon

Charles Nerko, Cybersecurity Team co-leader, was featured in the Law360 article “Barclay Damon Snags Ex-Offit Kurman Cybersecurity Atty” about his motivations for joining Barclay Damon and how he got into practicing cybersecurity law.

About joining Barclay Damon, Charles said, “I was really excited to be co-leading the firm’s cybersecurity team. Barclay Damon has been having an increased emphasis on the firm’s major market offices and I was also incredibly impressed by firm leadership. They’ve assembled an extraordinary team and I can’t wait to be part of the firm’s strategic expansion.”

The article highlights one of Charles’s notable cases, a Pennsylvania federal court suit between client Bessemer System Federal Credit Union and fintech giant Fiserv. “It’s a groundbreaking data security case that’s been described as a test case,” Charles said. “We’re litigating very important issues pertaining to third parties, data protection obligation, as well as the rights and duties involved when there’s a data incident with a responsible third party.”

In addition to his cybersecurity practice, Charles focuses his pro bono work on emergency medical services advocacy and education initiatives. His interest in that area stems from becoming a volunteer emergency medical technician at Fordham University after 9/11.

Charles said, “I went to college in NYC and after the 9/11 attacks, I was moved by the sight of emergency responders and my fellow college students responding. I became a volunteer EMT at my college’s ambulance services and most recently I’ve worked with a volunteer ambulance service to secure additional funding, particularly after the staff shortages created by the events of the COVID-19 pandemic.”


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