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Steven M. Bucher

Steven M. Bucher

Associate

328 Settlers Trace Blvd.
Lafayette, Louisiana 70508

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Office: 337-735-1760
Fax: 337-993-0933

Steven’s practice focuses on representing companies of all shapes and sizes in workers’ compensation, personal injury, property damage claims, commercial disputes, and data security litigation.

A certified privacy professional (CIPP/US), he also provides legal counsel on IT professional liability and cybersecurity-related corporate planning matters, including vendor agreements, legal compliance and due diligence, regulatory audits and investigations, breach response planning, onsite breach counsel, and breach notification.

Before joining Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr, and Smith, he served as an assistant attorney general in the Litigation Division of the Louisiana Department of Justice, in addition to working for the Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and a regional lobbying firm focusing on professional licensing and technologies legislation.

 

Articles 

Supreme Court Forgoes Review on Standing in Data Breach Case, February 26, 2018

Cybersecurity planning for your small or medium-size business, July 17, 2017

Cybersecurity in the Gaming and Hospitality Industry, June 6, 2017

Know your risk, have a plan, and don’t forget to notify: Your company’s duty to notify under Louisiana’s Database Security Breach Notification Law, May 24, 2017

 

Presentations

Cybersecurity Compliance for Attorneys

Lafayette Bar Association, December 22, 2018

Cybersecurity Liability: Assessing risk on a rapidly evolving landscape

Southwest Louisiana Claims Association, June 14, 2017

Understanding your Attorney General’s Office

Lafayette Bar Association, December 10, 2014

Lafayette Paralegal’s Association, May 28, 2015

OVERVIEW

Steven’s practice focuses on representing companies of all shapes and sizes in workers’ compensation, personal injury, property damage claims, commercial disputes, and data security litigation.

A certified privacy professional (CIPP/US), he also provides legal counsel on IT professional liability and cybersecurity-related corporate planning matters, including vendor agreements, legal compliance and due diligence, regulatory audits and investigations, breach response planning, onsite breach counsel, and breach notification.

Before joining Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr, and Smith, he served as an assistant attorney general in the Litigation Division of the Louisiana Department of Justice, in addition to working for the Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and a regional lobbying firm focusing on professional licensing and technologies legislation.

 

Articles 

Supreme Court Forgoes Review on Standing in Data Breach Case, February 26, 2018

Cybersecurity planning for your small or medium-size business, July 17, 2017

Cybersecurity in the Gaming and Hospitality Industry, June 6, 2017

Know your risk, have a plan, and don’t forget to notify: Your company’s duty to notify under Louisiana’s Database Security Breach Notification Law, May 24, 2017

 

Presentations

Cybersecurity Compliance for Attorneys

Lafayette Bar Association, December 22, 2018

Cybersecurity Liability: Assessing risk on a rapidly evolving landscape

Southwest Louisiana Claims Association, June 14, 2017

Understanding your Attorney General’s Office

Lafayette Bar Association, December 10, 2014

Lafayette Paralegal’s Association, May 28, 2015

EDUCATION & ADMISSIONS

Education

  • Bloomsburg University, B.A.
  • Mississippi College School of Law, J.D.

Admissions

  • Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Lafayette Bar Association
  • Louisiana Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
    • Business Law Section, Cyberspace Law Committee
    • Litigation Section, Privacy and Data Security Law Committee
    • Science and Technology Law Section, E-Privacy Law Committee
    • Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Law Section, Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
    • Privacy Bar Section