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Tedrick A. Housh III, CIPP/US

Mr. Housh practices in the rapidly developing legal world of data security and privacy.

As Chair of our Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practice group, Mr. Housh serves as a leader of the firm’s work on data privacy, data security and data breach issues. He assesses and reviews companies’ information security and privacy practices, and suggests improvements.  He helps clients solve problems arising from the loss or disposal of personal data, protected health information and key proprietary data. He crafts and updates website terms of service and privacy policies.  The International Association of Privacy Professionals has designated Mr. Housh a Certified Information Privacy Professional / United States (CIPP/US).  

Mr. Housh is a leader in the firm’s work involving blockchain, a transformative distributed ledger technology with accompanying privacy and security issues. He has provided advice regarding smart contracts and other related aspects of blockchain.  He is a founding member of Blockchain KC, an organization dedicated to the growth and integration of the technology in the region.  He serves on the board of the KC Tech Council and on the IT Advisory Board for Johnson County Community College.  

In addition, for over two decades, Mr. Housh has assisted companies with all types of workplace matters including individual discrimination claims, OSHA citations, wage-and-hour and overtime class actions and non-compete litigation.  He also has experience with ADA website compliance matters.

In the area of general litigation, Mr. Housh has both bench and jury trial experience in state and federal courts. He has argued appeals before the Missouri Court of Appeals, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Kansas Supreme Court. 

Mr. Housh is a frequent presenter on data privacy and security, social media, employment law and the workplace.

Before entering law school, Mr. Housh served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and taught English as a Second Language with the Blue Valley (Kansas) School District.

Court Memberships

  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri

Honors

  • Selected for Best Lawyers in America®, 2019
  • Selected for Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers, 2013-2018
  • Selected for Missouri Lawyers Weekly’s Top Defense Wins, 2015
  • LAKC Public Service Award, presented by Lawyers Association of Kansas City
  • Robert C. Welch Pro Bono Service Award, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Professional Affiliations

  • Information Technology Advisory Board, Johnson County Community College, 2018-
  • Board of Directors, KC Tech Council, 2017-
  • Board Member & Current Chair, Lakeview Village, the largest continuing care senior community in Kansas, 2006-2017 
  • Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, Kansas State Affairs Committee, 2008-2016
  • Board Member, Regional Transit Alliance of Kansas City 2006-2011
  • President, Round Hill Bath & Tennis Club, Overland Park, Kansas, 2006-2011    
  • Chair, Johnson County, Kansas Public Policy Council, 2006 
  • Board Chair, Lenexa Chamber of Commerce, 2006 
  • Leadership Kansas, Kansas Chamber of Commerce, 2006 
  • Midwest Regional Editor, Employment Law Newsletter of the Defense Research Institute, 2005 
  • Kansas City Tomorrow Leadership Program, Civic Council of Kansas City, 2004
  • Board President, Kansas City Academy, a college preparatory academy, 1998 
  • Chair, National Children and the Law Committee, ABA Young Lawyers Division, 1997 
  • English as Second Language Teacher, Blue Valley School District, 1987-1988 
  • Peace Corps Volunteer, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1985-1987

Publications

Presentations

  • Panelist, "Talking Top Tech: Cybersecurity Edition," American Public Works Association, June 20, 2019
  • Speaker, "Cybersecurity for Accountants," Midwest Annual Conference for the National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives, June 6, 2019
  • Speaker, "Privacy: A Primer on the Legal Landscape for the Communications World," Business Communicators Summit, International Association of Business Communicators - Kansas City, University of Kansas Edwards Campus, February 20, 2019
  • Speaker, "Investigating Sexual Harassment Claims in a Volatile Time," Johnson County Bar Association, City of Lenexa City Hall, November 8, 2018
  • Panelist, "GDPR: What We've Learned So Far and What to Expect," INTERFACE-Kansas City Conference, Overland Park Convention Center, July 12, 2018
  • Speaker, "Technology as Disrupter and Safety Net: How to Harness Efficiencies While Keeping You and Your Clients' Data Secure," State of Litigation Conference, Sporting Kansas City/Children's Mercy Park, June 12, 2018
  • Speaker, "Blockchain Technology in Agriculture," Kansas Cooperative Council CFO Roundtable, Sponsored by CoBank and the Arthur Capper Cooperative Center, Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University, May 15, 2018
  • Speaker, "The Shifting Sands of Data Security and Privacy Regulation – GDPR and Beyond," Kansas City Chapter of International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, June 6, 2018
  • Speaker, "Hot Topics in Information Security Law, from GDPR to Data Breach Class Actions," Information Systems Security Association - Kansas City Chapter, April 26, 2018
  • Co-presenter, "Data Forensics in Litigation," High Technology Crime Investigation Association Heartland Chapter, February 9, 2018
  • Speaker, "How Will Blockchain Disrupt the World of HR?," Lathrop Gage Executive Briefing, November 16, 2017
  • Keynote Speaker and Panelist, "Discussion on Cyber Security and Global Technology Trends," Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, October 26, 2017
  • Speaker, What Does DOJ's New Guidance Say About Third-Party Risk? & Three Questions with Tedrick Housh, Compliance Beat Podcast, May 18, 2017
  • Speaker, Recent & Expected Changes in the Law for Missouri Employers, Missouri Employer Committee, Kansas City, Missouri, May 16, 2017
  • Speaker, "What's New at the Intersection of HR & Data?," Lathrop Gage Executive Briefing, November 17, 2016
  • Panelist, “Kansas City Cyber Event,” Lathrop Gage, Kansas City, MO, October 20, 2016
  • Speaker, "Breach Response," Lathrop Gage Data Privacy & Security Seminar, August 23, 2016
  • Speaker, “Smart Buildings, Smart Cities & the Internet of Things,” The American Institute of Architects, Kansas City, MO, July 14, 2016
  • Panelist, “Security, Ethics & Retention Issues in Technology,” 2016 Legislative Leadership Summit, Kansas City, MO, April 22, 2016 
  • Presenter, “Data Privacy & Security,” Nonprofit Conversations Seminar, Kansas City, MO, April 5, 2016 
  • Panelist, “Lawyers Leading the Race to Cybersecurity,” Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) St. Louis Chapter, St. Louis, MO, March 30, 2016
  • Panelist, “From Prevention to Detection:  The Board’s Role in Developing an Effective Cyber Security Action Plan,” NYSE Governance Services Cyber Risk Board Forum, San Francisco, CA, February 29, 2016 
  • “Cyber Security Seminar,” Hosted by The Brass on Baltimore, Kansas City, MO, February 25, 2016 
  • Speaker, "Cybersecurity Update," Lathrop Gage Data Privacy & Security Seminar, August 19, 2015
  • “Cyberliability 2015:  Your Data Risks and Obligations,” Lathrop Gage State of Litigation Conference, Sporting Park, Kansas City, June 4, 2015.
  • Panelist, “Data Security Challenges – What’s a General Counsel to Do?” West Coast General Counsel Forum, NYSE Governance Services, Four Seasons Silicon Valley, East Palo Alto, June 2, 2015.
  • “The Protection of Client Data,” Continuing Legal Education ethics program, Hispanic Bar Association of Kansas City, May 7, 2015.
  • Panelist, “The Enemy Within – Responding to Insider Threats,” Conference on Cyber Risks and the Board Room, NYSE Governance Services, New York Stock Exchange, April 21, 2015. 
  • Host, US Department of State Delegation of European Union Data Privacy & Security Officials (EU, Germany, Norway & Armenia); presentation on “Data Privacy and Protection in the United States,” Kansas City, April 16, 2015.
  • “Cyber Liability 2015: Your Data Risks and Obligations,” Association of Corporate Counsel, Midwest Chapter, February 19, 2015.
  • Presenter, Labor & Employment Executive Briefing, November 20, 2014
  • Speaker, 2013 State of Litigation Conference, Kansas City, KS, June 6, 2013
  • Speaker, "Don't Put More on Your Plate than You Need: Using Protecting Data in the Hospitality Industry," Food and Hospitality Roundtable, April 29, 2013

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