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Steven  T. Snyder

Steven T. Snyder

Of Counsel

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Steve Snyder, a member of the firm's Cybersecurity and Data Breach team, leverages his industry experience as a network engineer to assist clients with cybersecurity and data breach issues.  He has advised clients on prevention measures, liability protection, data breach response and mitigation, and interaction with regulatory agencies and law enforcement. His experience includes implementing cybersecurity frameworks based on the NIST Framework as well as assisting clients with navigating regulations relating to international data transfers. He has also supported clients on litigation issues involving data breaches, misappropriation of trade secrets, and loss of confidential business information. He has participated on panels and authored articles on evolving challenges of cybersecurity in publications including Wall Street Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, Bloomberg BNA, Law360, and Intellectual Property and Technology Law Journal

Steve, also a member of the Intellectual Property Group, is a registered patent attorney and technology counsel with a wide-ranging practice advising corporate clients on intricate legal issues with a focus on computer networking and mobile telecommunications. He has extensive experience drafting, editing and negotiating agreements involving software, hardware, technology services, and intellectual property. He has supervised all aspects of patent litigation in many jurisdictions including the Eastern District of Texas and the Northern District of California.

Prior to entering law school in 2000, Steve served as the Chief Technology Officer for an Internet startup in Boston, Massachusetts.  He also spent time managing the information systems of an Alaskan insurance adjusting firm.  Steve possesses a deep understanding of computer and mobile handset hardware and software, in addition to wireless and wired network communications protocols. 

Steve received his law degree, with honors, from New York University School of Law in 2003.  He also received a master’s degree (1995) and a bachelor’s degree (1993) in engineering from Lehigh University. In addition to being a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, he is CIPP/US certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and certified in Cybersecurity Fundamentals by ISACA, an organization for information technology professionals. 



  • CIPP/US certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
Thought Leadership

Published Works

  • "Harmonizing Cybersecurity And Trade Secret Protection," Law360, December 4, 2015
  • "What In-House Counsel Need to Know About the EMV Liability Shift," Corporate Counsel, November 12, 2015
  • "5 Considerations Before Becoming Chip Card Compliant," Law360, October 26, 2015
  • "SEC Offers Cybersecurity Guidance for Funds & Advisers," Wall Street Lawyer, June 1, 2015
  • "FCC Working Group Issues Report on Cybersecurity Best Practices," Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal, June 1, 2015
  • "Cybersecurity Best Practices," Bloomberg BNA, April14, 2015
  • New York University School of Law, J.D., with Honors, 2003
  • Lehigh University, M.S., Engineering, 1995
  • North Carolina
  • New York
  • United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • United States District Court, District of Colorado
  • United States District Court, Western District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

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