Paul M. Schwartz is a Special Advisor in the Privacy and Cybersecurity practice at Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s San Francisco office. Mr. Schwartz is a leading international expert on information privacy, cybersecurity, and information law. Mr. Schwartz is Jefferson E. Peyser Professor at UC Berkeley School of Law, where he is also a Director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology.
Mr. Schwartz’s scholarship at UC Berkeley School of Law focuses on how the law regulates, shapes, and limits information technology. His scholarship has examined a broad range of issues including European Union privacy regulations, cloud computing, governmental data mining, federal preemption of privacy laws, and the different legal definitions of “personal information.”
Mr. Schwartz has testified before Congress and served as an advisor to the Commission of the European Union and other international organizations. He assists numerous corporations and international organizations with regulatory, policy, and governance issues relating to information privacy.
Mr. Schwartz is the author of many books, including the leading casebook, Information Privacy Law, now in its Fourth Edition, and the treatise, Privacy Law Fundamentals, each with Daniel Solove. His over fifty articles have appeared in journals such as the Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, California Law Review, and Chicago Law Review.
Frequent speaker at technology conferences and corporate events in the United States and abroad:
Former Chief Counsel to the FCC Chairman to Join Paul Hastings
July 08, 2013
Paul Hastings Adds Privacy and Data Security Thought Leader
June 06, 2013
Privacy and Data Security Issues in M&A Transactions - A Checklist
May 17, 2016
The Future of the Cloud and Information Privacy
July 01, 2013
EU Privacy and the Cloud: Consent and Jurisdiction Under the Proposed Regulation
April 28, 2013
Paul Hastings Wins "Managing Complexity and Scale" Award and Ranked #3 in Europe for Legal Expertise by the Financial Times
Paul Hastings has won the award for "Managing Complexity and Scale" at the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards 2019, held in London last night. In the accompanying report, the firm was ranked third among European law firms for Legal Expertise, and recognised as a "Standout" in two categories, "Highly Commended" in two more, and "Commended" in a fifth category.
September 13, 2019