The Van Winkle Law Firm has been around for over 100 years. As technology and businesses have evolved, so has Van Winkle. With that evolution comes an understanding of business goals, the issues and challenges businesses face, and how Van Winkle can assist in overcoming those challenges to thrive in an ever-changing world.


The complex language of data and security

Data and information – as well as their security and management – are a complex language that businesses must understand and successfully speak to remain competitive. Allan Tarleton, senior partner and attorney at Van Winkle, understands that language and how best to communicate it so that his clients are able to withstand a data or privacy breach.

As business attorneys who are also certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Tarleton and the privacy team at Van Winkle are able to balance their understanding of the applicable privacy regulations and standards with the subsequent impact those regulations may have on business clients.

Proactive approaches

“We help clients through a thicket of regulations and standards,” says Tarleton. The privacy team at Van Winkle can help set up policies, help with employee trainings and perform audits to test for vulnerabilities.

Working with their clients, the Van Winkle team can proactively assist in maintaining compliance with regulations and standards.

The rapid response team

Proactive approaches are the optimal first step in preparing a business for a potential privacy compromise. However, in the event there is a breach, the certified IAPP attorneys at Van Winkle will be able to deliver a prompt, appropriate response and navigate the regulations to help the client get back on track.

It’s not a case of if, but when

“We are able to see beyond” where the business client is today, notes Tarleton. “It’s not a question of if they will have a breach, but when they will have a breach.”

The client partnerships Van Winkle has had for so many years provide perspective.

“We understand what it’s like to stand in the shoes of our clients,” he says. As a result, the Van Winkle team is able to help their business clients maintain and thrive.

That’s the Van Winkle difference.