Aaron Charfoos is a partner in the Privacy and Cybersecurity practice, based in Chicago. He is an accomplished cybersecurity, privacy, and data protection trial lawyer. Aaron litigated his first privacy case in 2010, building on a decade of experience in patent and technology cases. Since then, he has litigated a variety of data breach and trade secret theft cases. He has also guided clients through numerous data breaches and defended clients in regulatory investigations brought by various U.S. and international regulatory bodies.
Aaron is particularly skilled in guiding clients through cybersecurity vulnerability disclosures, including the Meltdown and Spectre computer chip vulnerabilities, supply chain interdictions, and various other matters, some of which have involved both congressional and regulatory investigations.
Building on this knowledge of post-breach risks, Aaron helps companies in numerous industries—including healthcare, financial services, technology, and consumer products—to develop global privacy and data security programs. This includes compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), and other worldwide privacy regimes
Aaron is also a certified information privacy professional for the U.S. Sector (CIPP/US) and has served as co-chair of the Chicago KnowledgeNet Chapter.
Privacy and Data Security
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October 23, 2020
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October 06, 2020
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June 22, 2020
Paul Hastings Continues Lateral Growth Hot Streak, Adding Restructuring Partner James Grogan in Houston
April 16, 2020
Paul Hastings Welcomes Experienced Privacy and Cybersecurity Partner, Extending Lateral Hiring Spree
April 02, 2020
Watching the Backdoor: Planning for and Responding to a Cybersecurity Incident at Medical Device Companies – An FDA Perspective
November 24, 2020
U.S. Government Publishes White Paper Following Schrems II Decision
October 05, 2020
Seventh Circuit Lowers the Federal Standing Threshold for Illinois Biometric Privacy Act Claimants
May 08, 2020
Don’t Feed the Fish: COVID-19 Phishing Scams and Malware Attacks
April 24, 2020
PH COVID-19 Client Alert Series: Location Privacy in a Crisis—Considerations for Businesses
April 02, 2020