Charlotte, NC KnowledgeNet Chair
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP
Ted Claypoole practices in the technology transaction group in the Charlotte, NC office of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice. He has long concentrated on the business and legal implications of information security and computer crime, first as in-house corporate counsel for CompuServe, Inc. and as assistant general counsel for Bank of America. He now leads the Womble Carlyle Privacy and Data Management Team and advises business clients and information security companies on contracting for data protection, risk allocation, incident response and reacting to electronic threats.
Claypoole has served on a Computer Crimes Task Force organized by the U.S. Department of Justice; served on the Information Protection Committee and the Data Aggregation Committee for the Banking Industry Technology Secretariat (BITS); lectured on identity theft laws and protection for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department; and worked with all levels of law enforcement to address international and domestic network security threats, including hacking, cracking, viruses, denial of service attacks, spamming, child pornography, insider attacks, cyber terrorism, anonymous Internet defamation and threats and corporate espionage.
Claypoole was selected as a presenter for the 2007 and 2008 RSA Data Security Conference in San Francisco, where he spoke about the future of biometric security and corporate security structures. He has published recent articles on the law of geolocation tracking, DNA privacy and protecting data in a business failure. He is co-author with Theresa Payton of the new book from Rowman & Littlefield Publishers titled Protecting Your Internet Identity: Are You Naked Online?
Womble Carlyle Sandridge and Rice has extensive experience with in information security issues through its Privacy and Data Management Team, as well as experience litigating fraud cases and working with law enforcement. The firm has over 550 business and litigation attorneys in 13 offices in the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Silicon Valley.