Mr. Cheney is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) with a technology undergraduate degree and background. He advises entities in connection with cyber and data security incidents as well as compliance with state and federal breach notification, data security, and privacy laws. Mr. Cheney further represents entities in connection with litigation arising out of data security and privacy events, including data breach class actions.
In his practice, Mr. Cheney also defends a wide array of professional liability and error and omissions matters, with a particular focus on claims arising out of real estate transactions. Mr. Cheney routinely represents real estate brokers, agents and brokerage firms, home inspectors, and title agents against professional negligence, statutory and common law fraud, misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of contract claims.
Mr. Cheney’s practice also includes defending developers, owners, general contractors, sub-contractors, architects, engineers, in a variety of construction and design defect claims. In this area, he has successfully litigated high exposure, multi-party actions involving condominium complexes, luxury homes, schools, warehouses, pools, high-rise apartment buildings, and parking garages.
Mr. Cheney also defends material suppliers and manufacturers across various industries against product defect claims, including complex matters involving significant property loss stemming from fires, explosions, water leaks, and machinery failures.
In addition, Mr. Cheney has extensive experience representing clients in commercial and directors and officers claims. He has litigated all types of contract and business disputes, including fraud, breach of duty, Uniform Commercial Code, unfair trade practices, restrictive covenant, trade secret, Computer Related Offenses Act, confidential business information, and intellectual property claims. He has secured a number of early dismissals based upon dispositive motions seeking enforcement and interpretation of disputed contract provisions.
Mr. Cheney is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Marie E. Lihotz, Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, and clerked for the Honorable Terrence R. Cook, Superior Court of New Jersey, Burlington County.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. Cheney obtained a degree in Computer Information Systems and worked as a software developer and database administrator for several years.