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Focusing on global privacy and cybersecurity issues, Brittany assists clients in identifying, evaluating and managing global privacy and information security risks and compliance issues. With respect to cybersecurity, Brittany has advised clients for over a decade on data breach response and has served as a lead attorney on the two largest reported breaches in history. Brittany is the go-to for managing catastrophic events that pose significant legal, regulatory and reputational risk to companies. She directs complex forensic investigations, prepares relevant notifications, and advises clients on regulatory investigations by state, federal and international regulators. She advises clients on conducting proactive breach preparedness activities, including developing workable incident response plans and legal breach notification procedures, running executive-level tabletops with data breach hypotheticals, and engaging third-party experts in advance of an incident. Brittany also builds global privacy programs designed to comply with domestic and foreign legal requirements, including the California Consumer Privacy Act and the EU GDPR. She routinely conducts privacy impact assessments and advises companies on managing risk in connection with extensive and innovative data collection and use. She also regularly negotiates privacy and data security provisions of complex commercial and technology-related contracts and helps companies design robust vendor management programs.