Michelle A. Schaap
Michelle A. Schaap, founder of Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC’s Privacy & Data Security Group, regularly advises on cybersecurity preparedness, counsels 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 risk management practices and security incident preparedness in developing proactive security incident response and recovery plans. Additionally, she works with clients in contract review, drafting and negotiation in critical areas of privacy and security.
Michelle counsels clients on incident and breach response – often serving as quarterback to the incident response team, working closely with her client’s senior executives, forensics, law enforcement and other critical members of the team.
She 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).