During these challenging times, Severson & Werson remains open and in full operation, consistent with the firm’s previously established contingency planning. While many of our attorneys and staff will be working remotely, as a firm, we continue in full operation. We are here to help, as always.

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The Diversity Committee and Severson community mourn the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  Prior to joining the court in 1993, she achieved many landmark legal victories, including before the Supreme Court, that brick by brick built legal precedent for the proposition that the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection applies not only to racial discrimination but also… Read More

In recognition of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, Severson & Werson has achieved Mansfield 3.0 Certification.  To be certified, the Mansfield Rule requires that at least 30% of the candidates considered for leadership and governance roles, equity partner promotions, formal client pitch opportunities, and senior lateral positions, be traditionally underrepresented lawyers – women, lawyers of color, LGBTQ+ lawyers, and… Read More

Attorneys from Severson & Werson’s Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Group went all-in for this year’s Data Privacy Day 2020. In the Firm’s San Francisco office, Joseph Guzzetta (CIPP/US; CIPP/E) and Evelina Manukyan (CIPP/US; CIPP/E) passed their Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).   In the Firm’s Orange County office, Genevieve Walser-Jolly (CIPP/US),… Read More

Effective January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act imposes liability on businesses for a data breach that results from the failure to maintain reasonable security procedures and practices.  The CCPA’s liability for such a data breach can be daunting, up to $750 per person.  Accordingly, since the CCPA’s enactment, compliance practitioners have advised their clients to shore up their… Read More

Scott J. Hyman of the Firm's Orange County Office was interviewed by the Auto Finance Excellence and cited in an article entitled " Unpacking California's New Privacy Regulation:  Issues Lenders Need to Know" in the California Consumer Privacy Act and cyber-security issues facing Automobile Finance Companies.   AutoFinanceExcellence is a project of the Auto Finance News. The legislation gives California consumers… Read More

Austin Kenney and Genevieve Walser-Jolly spoke at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Consumer Vehicle Lessors in Providence, RI on September 16, 2019. Their presentation, entitled “Consumer Privacy in the New Mobility Ecosystem,” addressed data privacy concerns posed by connected vehicles and best practices for privacy policies and notices to consumers in this space. Read More

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