Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, a full-service business law firm with offices throughout New York, is pleased to announce that three attorneys have recently joined the firm.
Ryan C. Altieri is an associate in the Litigation practice group and a member of the Privacy and Data Security team in the firm’s Buffalo office. An experienced litigator, Altieri represents businesses in various types of commercial disputes, and he has successfully argued before the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Supreme Court of the State of New York Appellate Divisions, United States District Courts, and United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Altieri counsels clients concerning vendor contracts and acquisitions, best practices to avoid a data breach, regulatory compliance and risk assessment, post-incident response, and assists clients in the event of litigation or regulatory action. Ryan has an in-depth understanding of state-by-state privacy laws concerning breach notice requirements to affected consumers, and government entities. He earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University at Buffalo School of Law, and his B.A. from the University at Buffalo.
Tracie M. Hiatt is a counsel in the Litigation practice group in the firm’s Rochester office. A former assistant public defender, Hiatt brings extensive courtroom experience from her six years with the Monroe County Public Defender’s Office, where she represented indigent clients in all aspects of criminal cases from arraignment to resolution. Hiatt was also a senior attorney for the Mental Hygiene Legal Service in Rochester, NY, where she represented individuals with mental or developmental disabilities in Supreme, Family, and County Courts. She earned her J.D. from American University Washington College of Law, and her B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College.
Alexander C. Kaczmarek is an associate in the Intellectual Property practice group in the firm’s Buffalo office. Kaczmarek assists clients in acquiring, protecting, and managing their intellectual property portfolio. Before joining HSE, he was the lead student attorney at the Entrepreneurship Law Center Clinic in Buffalo, NY, where he oversaw several students and advised startup businesses on formation and intellectual property. Kaczmarek was also a legal intern at PCB Piezotronics, Inc., where he reviewed and drafted agreements, performed due diligence, and aided in compliance projects. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University at Buffalo School of Law, his L.L.M. in Legal Theory from New York University School of Law, and his B.A. from the University at Buffalo.