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Hunton & Williams forms energy sector security team

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Hunton & Williams LLP has formed a multidisciplinary energy sector security team to assist clients with the legal complexities associated with growing cyber and physical threats facing energy companies.

The team is being led by cybersecurity partner Paul Tiao, energy partner Kevin Jones, and energy regulatory partner Linda Walsh, and includes lawyers from a wide range of practice groups within the firm.

Tiao and Walsh are based in Washington, D.C. Jones has offices in Richmond and New York.

Tiao is a former assistant U.S. attorney and served as senior counselor for cybersecurity and technology to the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Hunton & Williams will advise energy companies on legal and regulatory compliance, physical and cyber security risk minimization, strategic engagement with key government agencies, comprehensive incident response, insurance coverage, and dispute resolution arising from law enforcement investigations, government enforcement actions, and private litigation.

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