88 Kearny Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
Simone McCormick represents businesses and professionals in products liability, malpractice claims as well as business disputes and employment matters. Ms. McCormick successfully handles disputes at all stages of litigation from inception to conclusion in state and federal court as well as in administrative proceedings. Ms. McCormick also counsels clients in compliance and risk management matters and in government investigations (e.g. privacy, data breach, HIPAA/HITECH, wage & hour, discrimination/harassment, elder abuse). Ms. McCormick represents each client with an eye towards sensible and effective resolution based on the specific objectives of the client. Ms. McCormick also assists clients in contractual matters, preparation of specifically tailored policies, procedures and handbooks and she conducts internal audits, trainings and investigations. Ms. McCormick is as breach coach and a certified CIPP/US.
Law firms must take steps to protect private client data, Daily Journal, Nov. 26, 2014
Anti-SLAPP in the Employment Investigation Context, Daily Journal, Oct. 22, 2013
Elder Abuse Tack-Ons, Daily Journal, Jun. 6, 2012
ASEM - A Promising Attempt to Overcome Protective Regionalism and Facilitate the Globalization of Trade, Annual Survey of International and Comparative Law, Volume X, 233 (2004)
2015 The Year of the Law Firm Hack: Why preserving privacy and data security is critical for law firms with Winston Krone of Kivu Consulting and Lara Forde at ePlace Solutions, Inc.
What Every Business Needs to Know about Privacy and Data Breach, January 2014, with James F. Monagle
Liability Concerns Arising from the Integration of Medical Devices into IT Networks, May 2013
Best Practices in Representing the Elderly, May 2013
New Challenges for Medical Device Manufacturers and Hospitals, October 2012
Best Practices to Prevent Elder Abuse, August 2012
Native German speaker
Ms. McCormick serves on the Women in Business Committee of the German-American Business Association and is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of California and the Bar Association of San Francisco.
Ms. McCormick serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the German School of San Francisco and on the advisory committee for City College of San Francisco's Legal Studies Program. She is a volunteer advisor for Kids Nature Adventures LLC, a San Francisco-based nature camp for children. She participates in local and national running events to benefit various non-profit organizations. Ms. McCormick is co-founder and former member of the Board of Directors of Kinderhaus, Inc.