Shawn Tuma is passionate about serving his clients. He honors the trust they place in him by working hard to achieve their objectives as effectively and efficiently as possible. His integrity, intensity, and drive for excellence have helped him become an internationally recognized attorney and thought-leader in cybersecurity, computer fraud, and data privacy law, areas in which he has practiced for nearly two decades.
He is a Partner at Scheef & Stone, LLP and General Counsel and Director for the Cyber Future Foundation. Shawn frequently assists clients with cybersecurity and data breach related incidents, both as cyber insurance panel counsel and direct engagements. For proactive companies, an ideal role for him is to serve as a member of their team as outside cybersecurity counsel to help them prepare for and minimize the risks of doing business in today’s cyber risk-laden business world. Then, if a problem does arise, he is there to guide them through resolving those issues as well. He has worked his entire career as both a cyber lawyer and a complex business trial lawyer, a combination of experience that equips him with unique skills for helping businesses assess, avoid, and resolve problems in a very expeditious manner.
In 2016, Tuma was selected by the National Law Journal as a Cybersecurity Law Trailblazer, D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas, and Texas SuperLawyers’ Top 100 Lawyers in Dallas-Fort Worth.
He currently serves on the Policy Council for the National Technology Security Coalition, Cybersecurity Task Force for the Intelligent Transportation Society of America, on the Advisory Board of the University of North Texas Cyber Forensics Lab, as an Officer for the Computer & Technology Section of the State Bar of Texas, and on the Privacy and Data Security Committee of the State Bar of Texas.
Shawn is an accomplished author with several published works on various legal-technology topics. He is a frequent speaker on business cyber risk issues such as cybersecurity, computer fraud, data privacy, is a contributor for SecureWorld, and manages the Business Cyber Risk Law Blog.