Alan 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 and compliance programs, data breaches, crisis management, consumer protection issues and internet law. Alan advises companies regarding their cybersecurity preparedness and digital governance. Alan’s practice involves litigation, regulatory defense, internal investigations, 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 was previously 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 is a member of the Technology Litigation Advisory Committee of the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center, the American Bar Association’s Cybersecurity Legal Task Force by appointment of the ABA President, the governing Board of Directors of the Future of Privacy Forum, the Center for Democracy and Technology’s Advisory Committee, and the Council on Foreign Relations.