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5 Ways To Keep Cybersecurity Woes From Derailing A Deal

Publisher: Law360
July 19, 2017

Jed Davis was quoted in an article, "5 Ways To Keep Cybersecurity Woes From Derailing A Deal," published in Law360. The article addresses how "dealmakers can get ahead of potential cybersecurity deal breakers," Davis told Law360 that as cyber-risks have continue to expand, due diligence in M&A transactions has increasingly required digging far deeper into the operations of a acquisition target than had been the norm. "These are novel levels of intrusion. Due diligence usually has not meant this level of scrutiny of the acquired company. Traditionally, sellers have said, 'If you want to buy the company, buy the company if you want representations and warranties with reasonable limits, but otherwise don't ask for too much,'" Davis told Law360. "Part of the challenge of cybersecurity is you can't surmise what you don't know firsthand."


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