Sarah Pearce is a Partner in the Privacy and Cyber Security Practice of Paul Hastings and heads up our European team from the firm’s London office.
Ms. Pearce assists clients in identifying, evaluating and managing global privacy and information security risks and compliance issues and regularly navigates clients through data breach response and associated regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings. Her experience includes conducting privacy impact assessments and advising on risk management associated with data collection/use, international data transfer and marketing issues together with the drafting of privacy notices, policies, standards, and processes. Ms. Pearce routinely advises clients on the privacy and data security provisions of complex commercial and technology-related contracts, as well as those arising in the context of corporate transactions.
While her focus is data privacy, security, and information management matters, Ms. Pearce has a background in technology transactions and her practice encompasses a broad range of commercial and IT/IP issues including supply, distribution, licensing and outsourcing arrangements, consumer rights, and ecommerce-related matters.
Ms. Pearce’s clients include a diverse selection in the U.S. and EMEA region, ranging from disruptive and growth stage companies to well-established multinational “household” brands.
Ms. Pearce often publishes editorial work and is a frequent speaker at international conferences.
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Paul Hastings Hires London M&A Heavyweight Roger Barron
May 24, 2018
Paul Hastings Continues London Expansion with Private Equity Star Hire
May 17, 2018
Paul Hastings Builds on London Strength with Leading Privacy & Cybersecurity Partner
May 02, 2018
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December 19, 2019
Brexit Update – What Does This Mean for Data Privacy?
November 13, 2019
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November 11, 2019
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August 07, 2019
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July 08, 2019
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June 20, 2019
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June 17, 2019
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April 15, 2019
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April 09, 2019
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April 05, 2019
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April 01, 2019
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December 20, 2018
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October 11, 2018
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August 21, 2018
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July 11, 2018
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May 30, 2018
Paul Hastings Wins Award for Managing Complexity and Scale 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
"M&A Team of the Year" and "Private Equity Team of the Year"
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