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Michelle A.  Schaap, Esq.

Michelle Schaap practices cybersecurity and corporate law. Within corporate law, she primarily practices in construction, franchising and renewable energy – representing a varied client base that ranges from Fortune 500 companies to closely-held businesses.

Combining her technology and corporate experience, Michelle has spearheaded and developed CSG’s cybersecurity practice. She regularly advises clients on cybersecurity preparedness, counsels clients when data security incidents arise and trains companies on best practices for security procedures addressing both their business operations and their customers’ concerns. Michelle assesses her clients’ risk management practices and security incident preparedness to develop a proactive response and recovery plan enacted to recover from security breaches. Additionally, Michelle works with clients in contract review, drafting and negotiation in critical areas of privacy and security.

Michelle is a Certified Information Privacy Professional, awarded from the International Association of Privacy Professionals, with a concentration on U.S. private-sector law (CIPP/US).

Within the construction industry, Michelle negotiates complex agreements – including construction management, architect and design-build agreements. Her extensive experience includes multimillion-dollar biotech research facilities, design-build agreements for amusement rides, and working with various clients to develop form agreements for planned expansion. Complementary to Michelle's construction work is her experience negotiating solar facility agreements – including power purchase agreements and engineering, procurement and construction agreements.

Michelle works closely with both technology developers and companies seeking to acquire technologies – whether by custom development, license, subscription or otherwise. Michelle’s experience overseeing these transactions enhances efficiency and ensures that the agreement appropriately protects her clients. She educates her clients on potential risks and liabilities, and provides best practices to help manage and mitigate such exposure.

Programs by Michelle A.  Schaap, Esq..

COVID-19 presents multiple challenges for businesses, one of which is the sensitive balancing of privacy concerns with public health concerns. The speakers will discuss privacy law applicability and provide practical approaches for dealing with COVID...

Program Number
30112
Program Date
2020-04-14
Category
Administrative Law & RegulationsBusiness Organizations & ContractsCorporate and Securities LawCovid-19CybersecurityData Security and OutsourcingFederal CourtsFlorida EligibleHealth Care LawPharmaceutical LawPrivacy and Data SecurityPrivacy Law
State
CaliforniaFloridaGeorgiaNew JerseyNew YorkTexas Self Study

This program will cover the various types of scams that have arisen to exploit the confusion and isolation that accompany crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic. The speakers will offer concrete guidance on what to do next if one falls victim to such s...

Program Number
30113
Program Date
2020-04-15
Category
Arbitration & Alternative Dispute ResolutionBusiness Organizations & ContractsContractsCorporate and Securities LawCovid-19CybersecurityFederal CourtsFlorida EligibleLegal ManagementLitigation & Litigation SkillsPrivacy and Data SecurityPrivacy LawRegulatory and Administrative LawSecurities and Antitrust LitigationTechnology Law
State
CaliforniaFloridaGeorgiaNew JerseyNew YorkTexas Self Study

As this summary is being written on December 1, 2020, the United States Supreme Court is considering the fate of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA) in Van Buren v. United States. CFAA had been used by employers in certain cir...

Program Number
3122
Program Date
2021-02-03
Category
Asset ProtectionBusiness Organizations & ContractsCommunications and Media LawComputer, Internet & E-Commerce LawCopyright LawCorporate and Securities LawCybersecurityData Security and OutsourcingFederal CourtsFlorida EligibleIntellectual Property LawSecurities and Antitrust LitigationTechnology LawTrademark Law
State
CaliforniaFloridaGeorgiaNew JerseyNew YorkTexas Self Study