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Practice

Data Privacy and Cybersecurity

Our Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice, comprised of attorneys from the U.S., EU, and Asia, brings together industry chief counsels, privacy officers, former government officials, and regulatory and consulting experts who are skilled in solving today’s emerging privacy and security challenges. The Solutions Group, based in Washington, D.C., is made up of consultants who formerly worked at some of the biggest industry consulting firms in the world and who have decades of experience implementing privacy and cybersecurity operational requirements.

Our team is unique because we can provide deep legal expertise while also providing key operational support through the Solutions Group, which works hand-in-hand with our attorneys under their direct supervision. Our legal guidance and recommendations are based on our real-world experiences working closely with clients advising and implementing actual solutions that are grounded in a deep understanding of global privacy, cybersecurity, and data protection laws.

  • Innovation in the Business of Law -- New Models Award for "taking data analytics to a new level"

    Financial Times

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

  • Leading Firm for Data Protection and Privacy

    Legal 500 U.S.

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 Data 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

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