To help businesses be proactive and develop effective data breach plans, AGG has formed a Data Brach Response Practice Team. The team can coach businesses on how to respond when information theft has occurred, which is on the rise. According to one information security research group, 2011 saw a 32 percent increase in information theft within healthcare organizations alone. AGG has appointed 14 experience attorneys to the team located in both Atlanta and Washington DC. Led by AGG Partner Robert L. Belair, the team members have already handled dozens of data breach matters before the Federal Trade Commission and state attorney general offices, and in state and federal courts.