Vedder Price

Bruce A. Radke

Shareholder

Mr. Radke joined the Chicago office of Vedder Price in 1998.

He is a Shareholder and Co-Chair of the firm’s Privacy, CyberSecurity & Media practice group.

Mr. Radke has been selected by his peers as a Leading Lawyer in Commercial Litigation, Computer & Technology Law and Data Privacy. He regularly counsels private- and public-sector clients on various privacy and data security issues. He has  drafted and reviewed data privacy and security policies and procedures to ensure compliance with HIPAA, HITECH, COPPA, GLBA, Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards, state breach notification laws, international data security laws and other privacy-related laws and regulations. Additionally, he has counseled clients in the development and implementation of incident response plans.

Mr. Radke is a member of InfraGard (a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the private sector), and is Vice President of the Chicago Bar Association’s Cyberlaw and Data Privacy Committee.

Mr. Radke has assisted clients in responding to numerous, significant data security incidents involving state and federal laws, including sending required notifications to affected individuals, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and states’ Offices of Attorney General. Those incidents include the following:

  • Served as breach response counsel for health care system that experienced a malware attack potentially impacting approximately four million customers and 40,000 employees
  • Served as breach counsel to university following brute-force password attack resulting in the compromise of personally identifiable information (PII) of over 60,000 students, alumni and employees residing in more than 40 states and several foreign countries
  • Served as breach response counsel for website/e-commerce hosting services provider that sustained a malware attack impacting hundreds of third-party companies that used client's hosting services as well as thousands of those companies' customers
  • Served as breach response counsel for health care system in connection with potential exposure of radiological records of approximately 400,000 patients
  • Served as breach response counsel for community bank that sustained malware attack on online banking portal impacting customers across numerous states
  • Served as breach response counsel for law firm following theft of the firm's servers containing PII and protected health information (PHI) of approximately 20,000 clients, adversaries and witnesses located in multiple states

He has also assisted clients in all industry verticals in proactive information management, including the following:

  • Assisting major financial institutions to update and improve information security and data privacy practices, including data breach response procedures, and conducting data privacy audits to identify potential privacy and data security issues
  • Conducting review of multinational food and beverage company information policies to ensure compliance with data privacy and security best practices
  • Conducting privacy and risk management audits for numerous multistate retailers and life science companies
  • Developing employee training programs on information security and data privacy compliance for several investment advisers, broker-dealers and other financial services institutions

Mr. Radke has written and spoken extensively on a variety of topics relating to privacy, data security and information management. His articles and comments have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Review of Banking & Financial Services and Privacy & Data Security Law Journal. Mr. Radke was also chosen by his peers in 2017 as a Leading Lawyer in Commercial Litigation, Computer & Technology Law and Data Privacy.

Bruce A. Radke

Shareholder

Education

  • University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1993, magna cum laude
  • University of Illinois, B.A., 1990, cum laude

Bruce A. Radke

Shareholder

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1993

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1993

Affiliations

  • Member, American Bar Association (Tort and Insurance Practice Section)
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association (Civil Practice and Procedure Section)
  • Member, Seventh Circuit Electronic Discovery Pilot Program

Bruce A. Radke

Shareholder

Bruce A. Radke

Shareholder

Bruce A. Radke

Shareholder

Blogs

Mr. Radke contributes to our Media & Privacy Risk Report blog. To view it, please click here.