Whether your company is considered a Value Added Reseller (VAR), Managed Service Provider (MSP), Solutions Integrator, Solutions Designer, Certified Partner, outsource provider, or any other term of art in the IT industry, Whitehouse & Cooper understands your legal needs. We have a deep understanding of your industry, and our clients appreciate that we speak the same language.
Although the way you conduct business is unique, your company’s legal needs are likely very similar to other companies in the IT industry. From working with various IT companies, we have derived a list of legal needs almost all companies like yours need during the life of the business. As you review the list, think about the needs you’ve had in the past and whether you properly addressed them.
When you choose Whitehouse & Cooper to help you with one of these items, you don’t have to teach us your business first; we can start working right away to fulfill your company’s legal needs.
Once your company’s legal needs are satisfied, we can discuss ways to help you earn more trust (and revenue) from your existing clients.
Your clients trust you, so they solicit your advice. For example, our clients report that their customers often ask, “How often should we delete emails?” That question has a two-pronged answer: one that deals with the efficiencies of managing a clean email database, and another that involves the company’s legal requirements. By answering that question for your client, you could enter the realm of unauthorized practice of law.
We’ve developed a process to help your clients answer questions like these. We will work with your client to prepare a data retention policy that addresses their unique legal needs. Through the process, we will seek your input as to the company’s ability to adhere to the policy and whether a tool would help them implement or better manage the policy. This three-way collaboration helps all parties benefit, and we’ve found that mutual clients appreciate that level of transparency.
The same process applies to other key areas, such as bring your own device policies (BYOD), employee social media policies, privacy policies, incident response policies, and other matters involving your client’s data.
We know you never want your client to encounter a data breach, but it happens. Hackers are extremely sophisticated and go to great lengths to exploit sensitive data. If this happens to your client, you want competent legal counsel involved that understands both the law and technologies involved with these attacks. Ramifications from data breaches can last years, and the first few steps the company takes are critical. Let us help your client through those extremely tough times.
We want you to feel comfortable referring your clients to us to receive sound technology law advice. Making the referral can reduce your client’s risks, which reaps various rewards for them and you.
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