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Tannenbaum Helpern Makes Key Additions to Cybersecurity and Data Privacy and Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice Groups

06.10.2024  •  Press Release

New York, NY, June 10, 2024—Tannenbaum Helpern is pleased to welcome Colleen García as Of Counsel to the Firm’s Cybersecurity and Data Privacy practice, and Timothy S. Klimpl as Of Counsel to the Firm’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice.

Colleen’s practice involves drafting and negotiating complex commercial contracts, advising on legal and regulatory data privacy compliance, creating and implementing cybersecurity and incident response plans, data protection and breach prevention plans, and drafting and reviewing privacy policies and terms of use. Prior to joining the Firm, Colleen was Founding Partner at Fractional GCs and continues as an Adjunct Associate Professor of IT, Cybersecurity and the Public Sector at The LBJ School of Public Affairs.

Of Counsel Timothy S. Klimpl joins the Firm from Shipman & Goodwin LLP to lead Tannenbaum Helpern’s newly established Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice. Tim's practice is focused on providing ERISA advice and related services to a variety of plan sponsors on employee benefit plans, including corporate, nonprofit, and governmental plans providing retirement, health, and other employee welfare benefits.

Tim’s practice extends to advising employers and senior-level employees in M&A transactions concerning equity and incentive compensation. He advises his clients on matters involving stock options, restricted stock and “phantom equity," deferred compensation plans, and executive employment and severance agreements. Tim’s clients span the financial, private equity, real estate, construction, clean energy, medical, fashion, talent acquisition, and legal industries.

In regard to Colleen, Managing Partner, Andrew W. Singer, said, “Colleen is a highly skilled and experienced Cyber Security and Data Privacy lawyer. Her extensive background in roles ranging from AUSA with the National Security Unit, E.D.V.A. to Director of Cybersecurity Policy with the National Security Council, makes an excellent addition to our team and we are thrilled to have her on board.”

Regarding Tim’s arrival, Andrew commented, “Adding Tim and launching the Firm’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice provides our clients with his unique expertise in ERISA law, complementing our Employment, Corporate and Tax departments. We are confident that Tim will strengthen our Firm’s capabilities and support the needs of our clients.”

Colleen added, “Tannenbaum Helpern’s recent growth and expansion initially attracted my interest. I am impressed by their integrated practice capabilities and emphasis on client service. I believe my Cybersecurity and Data Privacy experience is well-suited to the needs of their clients, and I look forward to joining the team.”

About his arrival, Tim noted, “Tannenbaum Helpern provides an ideal platform for my practice and everyone at the Firm is incredibly engaging. I look forward to supporting our clients as they achieve their business goals.”

About Tannenbaum Helpern

Since 1978, Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP has combined a powerful mix of insight, creativity, industry knowledge, legal talent and experience to successfully guide clients through periods of challenge and opportunity. Our mission is to deliver the highest quality legal services in a practical and efficient manner and to provide the judgment, common sense and legal acumen of well trained, business minded lawyers, all within a culture that fosters an inclusive and respectful workplace. Through our commitment to exceptional service and driven by a focus on results, Tannenbaum Helpern continues to earn the loyalty of our clients and a reputation for excellence. For more information, visit

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