Cooley LLP

Privacy & Data Security Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Robust practice with particular skill in handling privacy and data security matters linked to mobile, online and health technology. Enjoys a global presence that allows an integrated network of attorneys to assist clients nationally, as well as in the UK and the EU. Sought after for its expertise in privacy litigation, especially class action defense. Closely linked to leading trade groups and government bodies, with a growing client base in emerging technology companies. Regularly negotiates the privacy and data security aspects of corporate transactions.

Strengths Sources note the team's "innovation in market developments. They are highly rated and rightfully so. They have full-range capability and are very strong."

Sources are impressed by Cooley's "subject matter expertise and the quality of the final product."

Work highlights Counseled Broadcom on the acquisition of Symantec's enterprise business, providing advice on the privacy and data security risks and components.

Notable practitioners


David Navetta
is well regarded for his experience in handling data protection issues, running the gamut from incident response to information transfers. He is equally adept at responding to FTC investigations and litigation arising from breaches.


Michael Rhodes
regularly advocates for innovative technology companies, handling high-profile class actions involving sophisticated elements such as augmented reality. A commentator lauds him as a "preeminent privacy litigator," saying: "He is terrific and keeps winning."


Randy Sabett
comes highly recommended for his contribution to the cybersecurity sphere. Interviewees call him "outstanding; intellectually curious, precise and detail- and task-oriented."