Alan Raul is the founder and leader of Sidley’s highly ranked Privacy and Cybersecurity practice. He represents companies on federal, state and international privacy, cybersecurity and digital technology issues. His practice includes global data protection compliance programs, data breaches, crisis management, and internet law. Alan advises companies regarding their cybersecurity preparedness, digital governance and transactional due diligence. Alan’s practice involves litigation, regulatory defense, internal investigations, strategic counseling and policy advocacy. He handles consumer class actions, enforcement matters, and public policy involving the FTC, State Attorneys General, SEC, FCC, Department of Justice, international data protection authorities and other government agencies.
Alan provides clients with perspective gained from extensive government service. He previously served as Vice Chairman of the White House Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, General Counsel of the Office of Management and Budget, General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Associate Counsel to the President.
Alan serves as a member of the Technology Litigation Advisory Committee of the Chamber Litigation Center. He also serves on the ABA Cybersecurity Legal Task Force, by appointment of the ABA President, and as a member of the governing Board of Directors of the Future of Privacy Forum.