Education Session

Electronic Security Litigation: The Top Three Things That Result in a Lawsuit
Thursday, June 15, 2017 04:15PM - 05:30PM

Lawsuits are serious business that require time, energy and money. They can be devastating to a security company’s reputation. Missteps in managing controllable risks factors, such as not having appropriate insurance coverage, valid contract language, and proper business and industry practices, can lead to a path of defensive and stressful litigation. In this session, you’ll uncover:
  • The top causes of lawsuits for the security industry
  • The importance of having valid and signed contracts with the right legal language
  • Why removing certain contract clauses can be devastating
  • The best ways to mitigate manageable risk

Timothy Pastore
Timothy J. Pastore is a Partner in the New York law firm of Duval & Stachenfeld LLP.

Previously, he was an officer and Judge Advocate General (JAG) in the U.S. Air Force and a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice.

Mr. Pastore has represented some of the largest companies in the security industry, including Comcast, Charter, Time Warner Cable, Cox, Altice, Mediacom, Protection One and others. He regularly provides counsel on risk management, contracting, operations, licensing, sales practices, etc. Mr. Pastore also has served as lead counsel in courts throughout the country in over fifty distinct litigation matters involving the security industry.

Among other examples, Mr. Pastore led the successful defense at trial of cable giant Comcast in a home invasion case in Seattle, Washington. The case received significant press attention and was heralded by CVN as a top-ten defense verdict for 2015.

Mr. Pastore hosts an annual security summit of the large cable companies and electronic security service providers. The summit focuses on industry best practices and risk mitigation.

Mr. Pastore is a graduate of Bucknell University and Boston College Law School.

He can be reached by telephone at (212) 692-5982 or by e-mail at

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