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James J Halpert

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Jim Halpert is Co-Chair of DLA Piper's Global Cybersecurity Practice and Co-Chair of the Global Data Protection, Privacy and Security Practice. He advises clients regarding compliance and risk management strategies for transactions relating to transnational, federal and state security and privacy regulations, industry best practices and self-regulatory initiatives, and has represented clients in major security and privacy cases in the federal courts and before the Federal Trade Commission.

Jim represents companies on a broad range of data management issues, including cyber and data security, cloud agreements, managing privacy class action risks, trans-national data flows, navigating difficult conflicts between foreign privacy laws and US compliance obligations, regulation of advertising and marketing practices, healthcare and financial privacy, children's and student privacy, privacy regulation of communications media, employee data, due diligence in sales of corporate assets, records management and responses to government surveillance requests. He has extensive experience with European, Asian and Latin American privacy regimes, and regularly leads teams across DLA Piper's global network advising on complex international security and privacy matters.


B.A., Yale University

D.E.A., École de Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales / École Normale Supérieure

J.D., Harvard Law School