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JMBM Attorney Michael Gold Selected as One of the Most Influential Lawyers in Digital Media and E-Commerce

LOS ANGELES—Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) partner Michael A. Gold was selected as one of the “Most Influential Lawyers” in Digital Media and E-Commerce Law by the Los Angeles Business Journal. Influential lawyers were nominated by peers in the business community and chosen based on their expertise in digital and e-commerce law, as well as recent transactions and litigation.

“Company executives and boards of directors are keenly focused on the potential damage and liability that accompanies a data breach,” said Gold, who is co-chair of JMBM’s Privacy, Information Management and Data Protection Group.” We are pleased that our team has achieved successful results for our clients in this complex and critical area of law.”

“By understanding the business goals underlying agreements,” the Los Angeles Business Journal noted, “[Gold] has been able to focus litigants on the core issues in the agreements and gain effective resolutions of seemingly insoluble situations.”

“As far as we can look into the future, companies will have to be increasingly concerned about the legal aspects of privacy and data security,” said William F. Capps, Chairman of JMBM’s Corporate Law Department. “The laws governing this are not only United States laws but laws from other countries where the data is collected, used or stored.”

Gold recently wrote “Cyber Risk and the Board of Directors – Closing the Gap,” for the Bloomberg BNA Corporate Governance Report. The full article, available for download on, discusses the cyber security risks nearly all companies are exposed to and the steps that need to be taken by corporate boards to effectively address them.

Gold counsels clients in a wide variety of matters, including corporate governance, forensic investigations of information systems, computer and internet privacy matters and data breach issues.

About the Privacy, Information Management and Data Protection Group
The JMBM Privacy, Information Technology and Data Protection Group is known both for its legal expertise and its command of technology. Our experience and expertise affords us the unique ability to interface effectively with Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers and information technology managers at both a strategic and granular level. Our deep understanding of relevant technologies, combined with our legal knowledge, helps our clients avoid disconnects between their privacy and information security policies and the effective implementation and enforcement of those policies. Our network of foreign law firms ( assists us in protecting our clients globally.

About the Los Angeles Business Journal
Each week, the Los Angeles Business Journal examines the many ways that the L.A. economy operates. First-rate editorial and research teams provide in-depth analyses of the community’s dynamic business and economic scene.

Michael A. Gold