USA USA - Nationwide Privacy & Data Security
- Avi Gesser Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
- Camila Tobón Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
- Chris Cwalina Norton Rose Fulbright
- Colleen Theresa Brown Sidley Austin LLP
- David Simon Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
- David Stauss Husch Blackwell LLP
- David Zetoony Greenberg Traurig, LLP
- Kandi Parsons ZwillGen PLLC
- Laura E Jehl Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
- Libby Weingarten Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
- Matthew Baker Baker Botts L.L.P.
- Nicole Friedlander Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
- John Thomas MalatestaMaynard Nexsen
Up and Coming
- Amy de La Lama Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
- Beth George Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
- Colman McCarthy Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
- Elliot Golding McDermott Will & Emery LLP
- Maneesha Mithal Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
- Melissa Maalouf ZwillGen PLLC
- Michelle Visser Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
SChristopher WolfHogan Lovells US LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Senior Statespeople |Christopher Wolf is noted for his seasoned expertise in privacy law matters and remains an excellent choice of counsel for complex regulatory issues. SHarriet P PearsonHogan Lovells US LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Senior Statespeople |Harriet Pearson is particularly lauded for her handling of data incidents. She combines her incident response work with market-leading compliance capabilities. SL Richard FischerMorrison Foerster | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Senior Statespeople |Senior counsel Richard Fischer remains a highly regarded figure in the privacy space. His storied career has included acting for insurers, banks and retailers. SStewart BakerSteptoe & Johnson LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Senior Statespeople |Stewart Baker of Steptoe & Johnson focuses on the intersection between data protection and national security law, particularly drawing from his previous government experience working for the Department of Homeland Security.
EDana RosenfeldKelley Drye & Warren LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Eminent Practitioners |Managing partner Dana Rosenfeld is noted for her high-level compliance practice, which draws on her impressive background as a former assistant director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection. She routinely advises clients on compliance with varied legislation, including CCPA and COPPA. EStuart P IngisVenable LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Eminent Practitioners |Stuart Ingis maintains a prominent privacy practice in addition to being chairman of the firm. He is particularly capable at handling data security matters affecting the advertising technology industry.
- Lisa J SottoHunton Andrews Kurth LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Star Individuals |"Lisa's expertise and prominence is second to none. Lisa is a national and global cyber and privacy attorney luminary whose insight is sought out by multiple sophisticated stakeholders."
1Alan Charles RaulSidley Austin LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 1 |Alan Charles Raul attracts praise for his vast experience in the privacy and data security space, often advising corporate clients on regulatory compliance and data breach response. He is also known for his significant contribution to federal privacy legislation. 1Andrew B SerwinDLA Piper LLP (US) | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 1 |"Andrew is top-notch, he goes out of his way to make sure the client is happy with the work and he's very responsive." 1Lydia B. ParnesWilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 1 |Lydia Parnes has a formidable reputation in the consumer protection sphere of privacy and data security, regularly representing clients in FTC investigations. 1Marc J ZwillingerZwillGen PLLC |2023 | Band 1 |Marc Zwillinger is a widely known expert in the rights of government agencies to access data held by businesses. 1Miriam WugmeisterMorrison Foerster | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 1 |Miriam Wugmeister is frequently engaged to advise on compliance with privacy regulations globally and for representation in major FTC investigations.
- D Reed FreemanArentFox Schiff LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 1
2Alysa HutnikKelley Drye & Warren LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 2 |Alysa Zeltzer Hutnik excels in handling data protection and privacy issues as they intersect with marketing law. She has noted expertise in the adtech space. 2Benjamin PowellWilmerHale | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 2 |Benjamin Powell handles a wide range of incident response work, from the preparatory stages of planning and risk avoidance to internal and enforcement investigations. 2Christopher N. OlsenWilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 2 |Christopher Olsen shines in counseling clients undergoing FTC investigation, drawing on a wealth of first-hand experience as a former regulator. 2Edward R McNicholasRopes & Gray LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 2 |Edward McNicholas' practice incorporates both counseling and litigation, including investigations conducted by enforcement entities. 2Heather Egan SussmanOrrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 2 |Heather Egan Sussman counsels clients on the full spectrum of transactional concerns pertaining to privacy and data security. She boasts specific experience in advising clients in the context of ransomware attacks as well as on adtech matters. 2Jennifer ArchieLatham & Watkins LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 2 |Jennifer Archie's practice runs the gamut of contentious and advisory privacy and data protection considerations; she combines regulatory advice with class action defense. 2Justine GottshallInfoLawGroup LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 2 |Justine Gottshall of InfoLawGroup is particularly well known for her extensive capabilities in data protection issues as they pertain to the media and entertainment industries. She regularly advises on ad tech issues and the implementation of wide-ranging programs to comply with the CCPA and other legislation. 2Kimberly Kiefer PerettiAlston & Bird LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 2 |Kimberly Kiefer Peretti focuses her practice on cybersecurity counseling, with notable expertise in HIPAA compliance. She draws on her valuable experience as a former cybercrime prosecutor at the Department of Justice. 2Kirk J NahraWilmerHale | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 2 |Kirk Nahra is a high-level data security practitioner with notable capabilities to serve healthcare and financial services clients. 2Kristen J. MathewsMorrison Foerster | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 2 |Kristen Mathews is a highly regarded attorney, noted for her standout experience in the creation of customized compliance programs, including breach response planning. 2Luke DemboskyDebevoise & Plimpton LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 2 |Luke Dembosky draws from a great fund of experience as a former Deputy Assistant Attorney General for National Security to advise a clientele comprising a number of household-name financial institutions. He has particular expertise in counseling on cyber-attack preparation and response. 2Mike HintzeHintze Law PLLC | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 2 |Mike Hintze is highly regarded for his top-level experience of in-house data security in the technology sector, which he brings to private practice.Key sectorsArt and Entertainment|Business and Professional Services|Financial Services|Retail and Consumer|Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) 2Susan HintzeHintze Law PLLC | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 2 |Susan Hintze is particularly sought after for her expertise in the interplay of cutting-edge technology with data security regulations. 2Theodore J Kobus IIIBakerHostetler LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 2 |"Ted is always on top of the novel, complex and ever-evolving nature of cybersecurity, while remaining incredibly professional and impressive."
- Margaret P EisenhauerPrivacy & Information Management Services—Margaret P. Eisenhauer, P.C. | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 2
3Alfred SaikaliShook, Hardy & Bacon LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 3 |Alfred Saikali frequently handles data security compliance matters in addition to acting in privacy class actions. His regulatory practice encompasses both domestic and global matters. 3Antony KimLatham & Watkins LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 3 |Antony Kim regularly advises clients on cybersecurity preparedness, breach responses and regulatory investigations. 3Boris SegalisGoodwin |2023 | Band 3 |Boris Segalis of Goodwin is well known for his experience representing clients in government investigations and frequently provides regulatory advice to developers of new technologies, including AI. 3Brian HengesbaughBaker McKenzie | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 3 |Brian Hengesbaugh's arsenal of services includes advising on cross-border data privacy and protection, digital media and cybersecurity matters. 3Craig A HoffmanBakerHostetler LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 3 |Craig Hoffman is distinguished by his wealth of experience in responding to information and data incidents. He is especially highly regarded for his representation of payment card providers. 3David LashwaySidley Austin LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 3 |David Lashway is a highly regarded representative for clients in cybersecurity regulatory investigations and frequently advises on data breach response. 3David NavettaCooley LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 3 |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 guiding clients through FTC investigations. 3Dominique Shelton LeipzigMayer Brown LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 3 |Dominique Shelton Leipzig is especially well known among peers in the data security field for her thought leadership on the CCPA. 3Emilio W CividanesVenable LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 3 |Emilio Cividanes is notable for defending clients in government investigations, specifically those conducted by the FTC. Clients additionally look to him in advertising technology matters. 3James GarlandCovington & Burling LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 3 |James Garland's practice is fortified by his background in working at the Department of Justice. He regularly brings this experience to bear in the area of data access disputes concerning national security and rights to protect data. 3Janis Claire KestenbaumPerkins Coie LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 3 |Janis Kestenbaum is highly experienced in advising on the navigation of consumer protection regulations in a privacy context. 3Julie O'NeillMorrison Foerster | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 3 |Julie O'Neill is recommended for her expertise in a wide range of privacy matters, frequently advising on CCPA and COPPA compliance, as well as acting for clients undergoing FTC investigations. 3Liisa ThomasSheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 3 |Liisa Thomas of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton fulfills a general advisory role, as well as advocating for clients in contentious data breaches. 3Lindsey TonsagerCovington & Burling LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 3 |"Lindsey is very good at understanding specific needs of clients and she is really talented. Her advice is polished, with detailed analysis that is practical." 3Lothar DetermannBaker McKenzie | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 3 |Lothar Determann is recognized for his keen insight into European privacy legislation affecting USA-based clients. He is also well respected for his work on CCPA counseling. 3Meredith HalamaPerkins Coie LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 3 |Meredith Halama is very experienced in the privacy space, often advising clients on highly complex areas at the intersection of law and technology. She is also well respected by peers for her expertise in adtech privacy matters. 3Michael RubinLatham & Watkins LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 3 |Michael Rubin is known for providing data privacy advice to leading technology companies. He is particularly experienced in FTC compliance and investigations work. He has noted expertise in litigation matters. 3Rajesh DeMayer Brown LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 3 |Rajesh De brings expertise gained in the MOD, DOJ and NSA to private practice. As a result, his data security practice revolves around matters of incident response and preparedness, with particular cybersecurity expertise. 3Randy V SabettCooley LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 3 |Randy Sabett comes highly recommended for his contribution to the cybersecurity sphere, routinely advising a broad range of clients on data breaches, regulatory investigations and compliance issues. 3Travis LeBlancCooley LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 3 |Travis LeBlanc frequently advises on major data breaches and represents clients in FTC investigations and privacy litigation. He brings to private practice his experience as chief of the Enforcement Bureau at the FCC.
4Aaron P SimpsonHunton Andrews Kurth LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 4 |Aaron Simpson is highly recommended for his ability to combine knowledge of EU and USA regulatory frameworks. 4Amanda WittKilpatrick Townsend & Stockton | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 4 |Amanda Witt of Kilpatrick Townsend advises clients, including those in the technology sector, on compliance with data security regimes. 4Brittany BaconHunton Andrews Kurth LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 4 |Brittany Bacon is engaged for her privacy expertise by clients including financial institutions, household-name brands and high-profile technology companies. 4Christine E LyonFreshfields Bruckhaus Deringer | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 4 |Christine Lyon of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is the global cochair of the firm's privacy practice, with deep experience in privacy counseling. She is noted for her ability to advise clients in the technology, life sciences and retail sectors. 4Erez LiebermannDebevoise & Plimpton LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 4 |Erez Liebermann has extensive experience in supporting clients in global ransomware response. He also demonstrates strong capabilities in compliance counseling and handling internal investigations. 4Gerard M. StegmaierReed Smith LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 4 |Gerard Stegmaier assists clients in complying with regulatory regimes, including both data protection and cybersecurity matters. He also frequently represents the subjects of governmental investigations and enforcement actions. 4James KoenigTroutman Pepper | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 4 |James Koenig of Troutman Pepper has a noted practice showcasing prowess in responding to FTC investigations, particularly for technology companies. He has further experience of providing counsel on ransomware issues. 4James PastoreDebevoise & Plimpton LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 4 |James Pastore boasts expertise in a range of contentious and post-crisis matters, including class action litigation and data breach response. 4Michelle ReedAkin | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 4 |Michelle Reed has noted experience in cybersecurity matters. She also is often sought out by clients to provide privacy compliance advice. 4Natasha KohneAkin | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 4 |Natasha Kohne has a well-rounded privacy practice with strengths in litigation, compliance counseling and data breach matters. She has notable expertise in advising on CCPA. 4Nathan D. TaylorMorrison Foerster | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 4 |Nathan Taylor specializes in financial privacy law and is proficient at handling various governmental investigations. 4Phyllis SumnerKing & Spalding LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 4 |Phyllis Sumner of King & Spalding is a noted incident response and litigation practitioner. She advises many well-known clients across a range of sectors including leisure and finance. She also has strong experience in privacy counseling on CCPA and Schrems compliance. 4Serrin TurnerLatham & Watkins LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 4 |Serrin Turner frequently acts for major tech-driven businesses in regulatory investigations and class actions as part of his broader data security practice.
- Daniel GoldbergFrankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 4
5Brenda ShartonDechert LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 5 |Brenda Sharton of Dechert has a very diverse privacy and data security practice with strengths in investigations, litigation and cyberattack matters. 5Daniel IlanCleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 5 |Daniel Ilan of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton frequently advises on domestic and international privacy law matters. He has noted experience with transactional privacy issues. 5Jessica LeeLoeb & Loeb LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 5 |"She's brilliant - she's extremely knowledgeable about all international and US data privacy laws and she's practical and efficient. Her client care is also great and she's responsive." 5Jonathan NeiditzKilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 5 |Jonathan Neiditz of Kilpatrick Townsend is well versed in global privacy laws. He has expertise in transactional matters, as well as data monetization. 5Linn F FreedmanRobinson & Cole LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 5 |Linn Freedman of Robinson & Cole counts data breach response and defending resulting privacy claims as important pillars of her practice, which regularly sees her acting for healthcare businesses. 5Lisa RoppleJones Day | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 5 |Lisa Ropple of Jones Day is regularly sought by clients to advise on significant ransomware incidents and breach issues. She also displays strength in litigation and privacy compliance counseling. 5Melissa KrasnowVLP Law Group LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 5 |Melissa Krasnow of VLP Law Group has an impressively well-rounded privacy practice covering counseling on issues such as CCPA, HIPAA and COPPA, as well as handling data breach incidents and enforcement matters. 5Michael A VatisSteptoe & Johnson LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 5 |Michael Vatis of Steptoe & Johnson balances his data security practice between counseling his clients on regulatory compliance and advocating for them in contentious proceedings. 5Nancy L PerkinsArnold & Porter | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 5 |Nancy Perkins is highly regarded for her work with businesses in creating and developing their data protection regimes. This utilizes her strength in HIPAA, CCPA and COPPA compliance. 5Nancy LibinDavis Wright Tremaine LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 5 |Nancy Libin has an impressive practice advising clients on a range of privacy issues including biometrics and laws affecting young people. 5Omer TeneGoodwin | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 5 |Omer Tene is held in high regard in the market. He is noted for his ability to assist large clients with data privacy reviews, transfers and incident responses. 5Ronald D LeeArnold & Porter | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 5 |Ronald Lee is particularly well known for his national security expertise honed in the Department of Justice. This enables him to provide data protection and cybersecurity advice to clients in sensitive sectors, including defense. 5Scott LoughlinHogan Lovells US LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 5 |Scott Loughlin has significant experience of providing counsel on compliance with complex privacy regulations, as well as incident preparedness and response. He demonstrates notable strength in the healthcare sector. 5Tyler NewbyFenwick | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 5 |Tyler Newby handles privacy compliance counseling in novel areas including adtech and facial recognition. He has extensive knowledge of CCPA and COPPA legislation.
- Ieuan JollyLinklaters | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 5
6Avi GesserDebevoise & Plimpton LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 6 |Avi Gesser is well known for advising large tech companies on AI readiness. He also has extensive experience of assisting clients in incidents stemming from both data breaches and ransomware events. 6Camila TobónShook, Hardy & Bacon LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 6 |"Camila provides nuanced and practical advice on sophisticated and complex privacy matters. She's also extremely responsive and easy to work with." 6Chris CwalinaNorton Rose Fulbright | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 6 |Global cohead of information governance, privacy and cybersecurity, Chris Cwalina is well regarded in the cybersecurity sphere, with significant experience of responding to cyber incidents with global clients. 6Colleen Theresa BrownSidley Austin LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 6 |Colleen Theresa Brown has a strong privacy practice managing data breach issues and litigation. She also has experience of working on privacy matters following acquisitions. 6David SimonSkadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 6 |David Simon is experienced in dealing with a wide range of cybersecurity issues, including assessing incident response plans and responding to large ransomware attacks. 6David StaussHusch Blackwell LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 6 |David Stauss of Husch Blackwell is noted for his ability to provide guidance and compliance advice to clients surrounding state privacy laws, including the CCPA and CPRA. 6David ZetoonyGreenberg Traurig, LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 6 |David Zetoony is noted for his ability to provide counsel on data privacy compliance. He has significant experience of advising clients on global privacy and security laws, including GDPR in the EU. 6Kandi ParsonsZwillGen PLLC | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 6 |Kandi Parsons is a rising star in privacy and regularly represents clients in FTC investigations and defending class actions. 6Laura E JehlWillkie Farr & Gallagher LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 6 |Laura Jehl of Willkie Farr & Gallagher is called upon by clients to assist in a range of data privacy and cybersecurity matters, including breach notifications and AI and biometric law compliance. She has considerable experience of advising clients in the technology sector. 6Libby WeingartenWilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 6 |Libby Weingarten has an impressive strength in privacy counseling, often being sought by clients to advise on CCPA, GDPR and GLBA issues. She also has experience in government investigations. 6Matthew BakerBaker Botts L.L.P. | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 6 |Matthew Baker of Baker Botts is adept at handling state and global data privacy law compliance for various companies. He has considerable experience in advising on CPRA, BIPA and GDPR issues. 6Nicole FriedlanderSullivan & Cromwell LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 6 |Nicole Friedlander of Sullivan & Cromwell is recognized for guiding clients through the aftermath of cyber attacks and data breaches, including internal investigations and SEC inquiries.
- John Thomas MalatestaMaynard Nexsen | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Band 6
Up and Coming
UAmy de La LamaBryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Up and Coming |Amy de La Lama of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner chairs the global data privacy and security team. She has experience of handling an array of privacy matters, ranging from biometrics and AI privacy issues to GDPR compliance. UBeth GeorgeFreshfields Bruckhaus Deringer | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Up and Coming |Beth George is held in high regard for her ability to advise clients on crisis management and preparation. UColman McCarthyShook, Hardy & Bacon LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Up and Coming |Colman McCarthy has a growing practice in privacy compliance counseling on CCPA issues. He is also experienced in advising clients on the steps to take in readiness and response to data breach incidents. UElliot GoldingMcDermott Will & Emery LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Up and Coming |Elliot Golding is adept at advising clients on national and international data matters covering compliance, data transfers and issues arising from new laws. UManeesha MithalWilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Up and Coming |Maneesha Mithal demonstrates considerable strength in assisting clients with FTC investigations and privacy strategies. UMelissa MaaloufZwillGen PLLC | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Up and Coming |Melissa Maalouf is sought after for her expertise on data protection compliance matters, on both a state and global level. UMichelle VisserOrrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP | Privacy & Data Security2023 | Up and Coming |Michelle Visser is equally capable in both compliance and enforcement elements of privacy regulation. She has a strong expertise in BIPA litigation matters.