Privacy and Cybersecurity

As companies conduct more and more business online, the risks to sensitive company and customer information continue to grow. The regulatory framework governing use and storage of data has likewise become increasingly complex. To succeed in this challenging environment, companies must proactively ensure their compliance and address litigation and investigations when they arise. We can help.

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Client Successes

Advised a London Stock Exchange-listed payment provider in relation to one of the largest reported breaches of information security in the UK

Helping a fintech start-up navigate the changing regulatory environment and determine its compliance obligations under U.S. information security and data privacy laws

Advised the subsidiary of a major cellphone manufacturer on its response to a Chinese cyberattack

Selected as the FTC independent assessor for Credit Karma under its 20-year Consent Decree - the FTC’s first mobile security and security-by-design case

Advised Circassia Pharmaceuticals, IMS Health, Otsuka Pharma, Taiho Pharmaceuticals, WIRB-Capernicus Group, and other pharmaceutical and medical device companies on certification under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield data transfer program while simultaneously developing clinical, commercial, and HR global data transfer and GDPR compliance solutions

Helping Clients Protect their Most Sensitive Data

We have guided clients through investigations by federal authorities of potential privacy-related problems, advised on establishing privacy and information security compliance programs, and provided counsel on responding to suspected security breaches and personal data disclosures.

Our lawyers have represented clients in enforcement investigations before the FTC and states’ attorneys general, as well as in litigation involving privacy and direct marketing issues.

A Leading Privacy and Cybersecurity Team

  • We have brought together a unique, cross-disciplinary team of legal and regulatory experts, including former high-profile privacy and security officers of Fortune 100 companies, and Ph.D.—credentialed data scientists with diverse perspectives and experience in business, law, and technology.
  • Our team advises clients on issues specific to the financial services, direct marketing, and healthcare industries, as well as other international business activities.
  • We are consistently on the cutting edge of regulatory changes, and guide our clients through the complex path of staying compliant with those updates.
  • We have been involved in many of the substantial litigation and enforcement cases involving privacy and cybersecurity to date.
  • We have helped shape U.S. federal and state privacy regulation and legislative initiatives—by testifying before Congress, meeting with Cabinet members and senior congressional staff, and conferring with the FTC on privacy-related initiatives.

Industry Recognition

  • Ranked among the leading law firms for Technology: Data Protection and Privacy by Legal 500 US
  • Recognized by Chambers UK for Data Protection and Information Law and Technology