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Nick Reuhs is a partner in Ice Miller's Litigation Group where he concentrates his practice on insurance coverage disputes, risk management, legal ethics and general business litigation.
- Insurance coverage litigation and counseling. Nick regularly advises clients in insurance coverage matters, managing claims and advocating policy construction that maximizes the available insurance recovery. Nick has represented clients in insurance disputes involving a wide variety of losses and exposures, including traditional tort liabilities, property damage, construction claims, business interruption losses, securities fraud, business torts, employment practices liabilities, environmental losses, technology errors and omission, data and privacy breaches and public employee/official liabilities. Nick also provides policyholders with counseling on pre-loss issues, ranging from assessments of coverage for particular risks to help with securing favorable coverage terms at policy inception or renewal. Nick is on the executive committee of the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Insurance Coverage Section and regularly speaks and writes on insurance coverage issues. He is also a contributing author to a leading insurance coverage treatise.
- Data Security and Privacy. As part of his risk management practice, Nick regularly counsels clients on matters related to data protection and privacy, including breach response, cost recovery and pre-event risk transfer. Nick handled his first data breach in 2007 and has worked on breach responses under Gramm Leach Bliley regulations, HIPAA and each of the state data breach statutes. At the intersection of Nick’s privacy and insurance practices, Nick works with clients to identify and transfer risks through specialty technology and cyber-liability insurance policies. Nick also assists clients with post-event cost recovery from insurers and other indemnitors. Nick has presented to industry and professional groups around the country about cyber-insurance.
- Legal Ethics and Professional Liability. Nick has served as outside counsel to other law firms in malpractice, risk management, law firm management and professional responsibility matters. Nick has spoken to local and national legal organizations about legal ethics and was a contributing author of an ABA treatise on legal malpractice litigation. He is currently the co-chair of the ABA's Section of Litigation Conflict of Interest Sub-committee.
- Business Litigation. Nick also has more general experience representing clients in business torts, contract disputes, and professional liability claims. He has litigated cases in courts and tribunals throughout the United States and has experience in matters ranging from mortgage fraud to securities litigation to mineral rights disputes.
- Risk Management and Regulatory Compliance. As part of his risk management practice, Nick has assisted clients with federal and state regulatory compliance issues related to both safety and information security.
Nick is admitted to practice in the state of Indiana, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Virginia, the District of Columbia, the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana and the District of Maryland. Nick is also admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
Nick received his juris doctor with honors from the University of Maryland School of Law. He received a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Indiana University. Prior to joining the firm, he was an attorney in the Washington, DC office of a national firm.
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  • Cybersecurity Awareness Symposium - Cyber Insurance and Internal Investigations, December 7, 2017 - Schererville, IN
  • "The Ethics of the Tripartite Relationship," Indianapolis Bar Association, Indianapolis, IN, December 28, 2016 
  • FBI Indiana Cyber Threat Focus Group, "Cyber Insurance," Indianapolis, IN, December 14, 2016 
  • Ice Miller CLE Forum: "A Port in the Storm: Cyber and Technology Insurance," Indianapolis, IN, December 13, 2016 
  • Brightwood Capital CFO Forum: "Cyber Security: Five Trending Issues," Indianapolis, IN, December 12, 2016 
  • Indiana Association of Cities and Towns Webinar: “Watching Your Back: A Look at Cyber Security and Local Government,” December 6, 2016 
  • Ice Miller CLE Forum: "A Port in the Storm: Cyber and Technology Insurance," Columbus, OH, December 6, 2016 
  • HARDI Elevate 2016: Cyber and Products Liability, Colorado Springs, CO, December 5, 2016 
  • OSBA Banking Law Institute: Developments in Data Security and Privacy, Columbus, OH, November 16, 2016 
  • 2016 BKD Financial Services Symposium: "Cyber-Crime," Indianapolis, IN, November 16, 2016 
  • RSM Cybersecurity Forum: Understanding Cyber Risk Insurance, Chicago, IL, October 11, 2016 
  • YPO Gold Ice Miller Open Mic, Indianapolis, IN, October 5, 2016 
  • Purdue University, CERIAS Seminar: "The Role Of Cyber Insurance In Security And Risk Management," West Lafayette, IN, September 28, 2016 
  • ALA Indiana Luncheon: Law Firm Cyber Security, Indianapolis, IN, August 9, 2016 
  • CLE Extravaganza: “Data Security and Privacy: Preparing Your Business,” Chicago, IL – June 9, 2016 
  • Central Ohio ISSA: Information Security in Contracts and Cyber-Liability Insurance, Columbus, OH, June 15, 2016 
  • ISSA May 2016 CISO Executive Forum: "Information Security in Contracts," Charlotte, NC - May 19-20, 2016 
  • USLFG: Cyber Security and Coverage Issues, Indianapolis, IN, May 13, 2016 
  • Central Indiana ISSA May Meeting: "The Rise of Cybercrime: A Legal Perspective," Indianapolis, IN - May 12, 2016 
  • Ice Miller's Data Security and Privacy Practice with the Healthcare Financial Management Association: "Cyber-Crime: What Every Healthcare Professional Should Know," webinar - April 20, 2016 
  • IU-Indy Law Professional Responsibility CLE: Conflict of Interest Management through Drafting, Indianapolis, IN, April 20, 2016 
  • Samaritan Alliance Spring 2016 Leadership Forum:  “Escape Velocity: Breaking Free From HIPAA Risk,” Greenwood, IN,  April 13, 2016 
  • Samaritan Alliance Spring 2016 Leadership Forum:  “Escape Velocity: Breaking Free From HIPAA Risk,” Ft. Wayne, IN,  April 12, 2016 
  • IndyBar: "Insurance 101," Indianapolis, IN, March 9, 2016 
  • 2016 ABA ICLC CLE Conference: The Appraisal Clause In Property Policies, Tucson, AZ, March 4, 2016 
  • "The 21st Century Imperative: Cybersecurity," Butler University, Indianapolis, IN - Feb. 26, 2016 
  • FBI, Indiana Cyber Threat Focus Group, "Cyber Insurance," Indianapolis, IN, December 14, 2016 
  • "The New Business Threat:  Cyber-Crime," Ice Miller CLE Forum for In-House Counsel, Columbus, Ohio, Dec. 1, 2015 
  • Indiana Hospital Association Annual Meeting: Secure Your Data and Your Money: Preventing, Insuring and Surviving Cyber Attacks and Fund Transfer Fraud, Indianapolis, IN, Nov. 12, 2015 
  • Information Systems Security Association's (ISSA) 2015 International Conference: Preventing, Insuring and Surviving Fund Transfer Fraud, Chicago, IL, Oct. 12, 2015 
  • 2015 CACR Cybersecurity Summit: Preventing, Insuring and Surviving Fund Transfer Fraud, Indianapolis, IN, Sept. 15, 2015 
  • "Protect Data: Learn How to Prepare for, Prevent, and Address a Data Breach," Indianapolis, IN, April 22, 2015 
  • "Data Breach: What You Need to Know," Ice Miller Webinar, March 24, 2015 
  • "Prepare for the Inevitable: The Impact of a Data Breach on Your Business," Lisle, IL, March 12, 2015 
  • 2015 ABA ICLC CLE Conference: Insurance Coverage for Cities and Towns, Tucson, AZ, March 7, 2015 
  • Cyber-Security Seminar, Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Feb. 4, 2015 
  • “The Anatomy of a Data Breach,” Ice Miller CLE Forum for In-House Counsel, Columbus, Ohio, Dec. 4, 2014 
  • "Claims Avoidance and Risk Management for Intellectual Property Lawyers," Midwest IP Summit, Indianapolis, IN, November 14, 2014 
  • "Practical Implications of a Data Breach," International Association of Privacy Professionals, Indianapolis, Indiana, November 12, 2014 
  • "The Ethics of Dealing with Insurance Companies," Indianapolis Bar Association, Indianapolis, IN, August 27, 2014 
  • Conflict Management Through Drafting," McKinney School of Law Professional Responsibility Association CLE, April 15, 2014
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