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Michael B. Katz

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Mike is a corporate attorney who focuses his practice on mergers & acquisitions, private equity transactions, and venture capital financings. He regularly assists clients with commercial contract negotiations, licensing agreements, and data privacy and security matters, and he also advises startup and emerging companies as they navigate the early stages of their businesses. Mike represents companies in the technology and health care sectors and a variety of other industries.

Mike rejoins Mintz after more than three years as an associate in the Upstate New York office of a global law firm, where he assisted with a broad range of transactions and financings, commercial agreements, and data privacy and security matters. Mike started his career as an Associate at Mintz and prior to that he was a Summer Associate and Project Analyst at the firm.  He has also worked as a legal specialist at a management consulting company based in Boston.

During law school, Mike served as a legal intern with a leading telemedicine company and the now-retired Honorable Raymond J. Brassard of the Superior Court of Massachusetts. He also completed a fellowship with the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental & Related Disabilities program through the Association of University Centers on Disabilities.

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FTC Warns AI Companies to Honor Privacy and Confidentiality Commitments — AI: The Washington Report

January 19, 2024 | Blog | By Michael Katz, Bruce Sokler, Alexander Hecht, Christian Tamotsu Fjeld, Raj Gambhir

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2023 Round-Up on State Consumer Data Privacy Laws

December 28, 2023 | Blog | By Ilse P. Johnson, Michael Katz, Jon Taylor

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California Continues to Expand Privacy Protections

October 13, 2023 | Blog | By Michael Katz, Cynthia Larose, M. Bertie Magit

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Release of new Mintz Matrix! States keep tinkering

September 7, 2023 | Article | By Cynthia Larose, Michael Katz

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SEC Adopts Final Cybersecurity Rules for Public Companies

August 1, 2023 | Blog | By Cynthia Larose, John Condon, Michael Katz, Stefan Jović

The SEC adopted its final rules and amendments concerning cybersecurity risk management, strategy, governance, and incident disclosure (the “Final Rule”) on July 26, 2023.  In this article we highlight some of the principal changes to the cybersecurity rules first proposed by the SEC more than 16 months prior.
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SEC Adopts Final Cybersecurity Rules for Public Companies

August 1, 2023 | Blog | By Cynthia Larose, John Condon, Michael Katz, Stefan Jović

The SEC adopted its final rules and amendments concerning cybersecurity risk management, strategy, governance, and incident disclosure (the “Final Rule”) on July 26, 2023.  In this article we highlight some of the principal changes to the cybersecurity rules first proposed by the SEC more than 16 months prior.
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Florida Governor Signs Data Privacy Law Focused on Children, Search Engines and Billion Dollar Businesses

June 9, 2023 | Blog | By Elana Lerner Brockmann, Michael Katz, Cynthia Larose

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In Montana, Governor Greg Gianforte signed the Montana’s Consumer Data Privacy Act (S.B. 384) (“MCDPA”) on May 19, 2023 – one of the strongest privacy bills signed in a red state.  Montana now becomes the ninth state to enact a comprehensive consumer data privacy law. 
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Mintz May Madness: Tennessee’s Information Protection Act Gets Us Thinking About NIST(y) Safe Harbors

May 12, 2023 | Blog | By Cynthia Larose, Michael Katz, Ilse P. Johnson

Tennessee is expected to become the eighth or ninth state to enact a comprehensive data privacy law. Tennessee Information Protection Act (“TIPA”) is a unique safe harbor compared to other recently enacted laws: it offers an affirmative defense to businesses who create, maintain and comply with a written privacy program that “reasonably conforms” to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) privacy framework or “other documented policies, standards, and procedures designed to safeguard consumer privacy.”
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Law360 published an article written by Privacy & Cybersecurity Chair Cynthia Larose, and Associates Michael Katz and Elana Lerner Brockman, which analyzes the Florida Digital Bill of Rights.
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Mintz has guided long-standing client Asimov in its $200 million fundraising aimed to scale the company’s tools and services business in biologics, cell/gene therapies, and RNA.
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