Mr. Finch is an Associate in the Business and Corporate, Privacy & Data Security Law, and Litigation Departments providing legal services in a range of transactional and commercial litigation matters.
Mr. Finch provides transactional guidance for companies on formation, reorganization, commercial contracts, service and use agreements, funding initiatives, strategic alliances, and mergers and acquisitions. He also serves ECJ’s clients in civil litigation cases, in a wide variety of commercial disputes.
In addition, Mr. Finch has developed expertise on a wide range of cutting-edge data privacy and security issues. Whether it’s implementing policies and programs to comply with the complex patchwork of federal and state laws and regulations, or responding to data security breaches, he helps clients develop and implement enterprise-wide best practices.
Mr. Finch graduated from Vanderbilt University, where he received a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Human and Organizational Development, and minored in Economics. He graduated from Rutgers School of Law – Camden, where he received the highest academic award (Dean Scholar) for his first two years and served as the Treasurer of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society, and then completed his last year at UCLA School of Law to further study domestic and international intellectual property and corporate transactions.
- Represented Glacier Water Services, Inc. in its merger with Primo Water Corporation.
- Represented a law firm in its data privacy and cybersecurity assessment and gap analysis, in order to measure the firm's data privacy and cybersecurity program versus overall best practices.
- Represented a private investment fund in the mobile home industry in its creation of (a) a subscription agreement and related agreements, and (b) a data privacy and cybersecurity program.
- Represented a specialty auto parts manufacturer and distributor in its sale to a Japanese corporation.
- Represented a private investment company in its acquisition of ownership interests in the Major League Soccer professional soccer club known as Houston Dynamo, the National Women’s Soccer League professional soccer club known as Houston Dash, and the sports facility known as BBVA Compass Stadium in downtown Houston, Texas.
- Represented a steel processing company in its sale to a Texas holding company.
- Represented a global leader in digital writing solutions in its acquisition of a maker of smartpens and smartpen technology.
- Represented an international company that provides inventory information management services in its sale to an international company specializing in enterprise application software.
- Represented a company in the food and beverage industry in its investigation of a data breach and subsequent notification to its customers, regulators and other third parties.
- Represented a company that experienced a “business e-mail compromise” wherein Mr. Finch advised the company on implementing immediate remedial measures through law enforcement, insurance recovery and by updating internal wire transfer procedures.
- Represented companies in their M&A activities by preparing and reviewing due diligence requests regarding privacy and data security practices.
- Represented a variety of companies in their formation or revision of privacy and data security policies and procedures, including privacy notices and terms and conditions for their websites and apps, incident response plans, acceptable use policies and business continuity plans.
- "Data Privacy and Security: What Every M&A Adviser Must Consider" Author — Westlaw Journal Mergers & Acquisitions, September 23, 2016
- “Good ‘Corporate Governance’ in the Information Age Requires ‘Information Governance’” Author — Inside Counsel, October 8, 2015
- “What in the World is … ‘Information Governance’” Author — Inside Counsel, September 17, 2015
- “The Top 10 Priorities For Your Information Governance Program” Author — Bytes Sites and Rights blog, Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP, July 8, 2015
- “ECJ Daily Cyber Byte” series Author — Bytes, Sites and Rights blog, Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP