Michelle Schaap, Esq
Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC
Michelle Schaap, Esq. C is Member of Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (CSG), with offices in New York and New Jersey. She is an adjunct instructor for the New Jersey Small Business Development Corporation, and regularly lectures and speaks on cyber security and data privacy.
Combining her technology and corporate experience, Ms. Schaap has spearheaded and developed CSG’s cybersecurity practice. She regularly counsels clients on cybersecurity preparedness, advises clients when data security incidents arise, and trains companies on best practices for security procedures addressing both their business operations and clients’ concerns. Ms. Schaap assesses her clients’ risk management practices and security incident preparedness to develop a proactive response and recovery plan to enable her clients to recover from security breaches. Additionally, Ms. Schaap works with client in contract review, drafting and negotiation in critical areas of privacy and security.
Ms. Schaap received her Cybersecurity and Privacy Law Certification from Mitchell Hamline School of Law. She received her Juris Doctor from Rutgers School of Law – Newark, and graduated Cum Laude from Cornell University’s College of Arts & Sciences. Ms. Schaap is also a certified construction project manager, earning her certification from New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Ms. Schaap is a sought after lecturer and speaker. She has spoken on cyber security and data privacy at ISACA, the New Jersey State Bar Association, Professional Women in Construction, Newark Regional Business Partnership, and numerous other private and public forums. She has presented webinars for Lorman and Strafford.