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Privacy & Data Security


Lawyers in this area advise business clients on cyber security issues, including internal security protocols, the collection and storage of personal data, and on how to respond to a data breach. While privacy lawyers are most often called into action in the wake of a data security breach, they also help their clients comply with regulations and counsel on ways to prevent data theft or loss. Lawyers may work on  incidence response teams and can be called on to work long hours after a client’s data has been breached. Data privacy lawyers will also frequently be involved in claims, litigation, and regulatory investigations arising from data security breaches. This is a growing and changing area of law, so lawyers may be regularly dealing with unsettled law and must stay up to date on security technology and emerging threats to IT security, as well as rapidly emerging regulations and case law that can pose challenges to their clients.

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Practice Area Q&A’s


Elise Elam & Sara Goldstein


Kaylee Cox Bankston & Jaqueline Klosek

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Maeve Malik


Joseph Santiesteban & Hannah Levin


James Sherer & Whitney Schneider-White


Christian Lee

Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP

Anna Westfelt & Frida Alim

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Adam H. Solomon

Sidley Austin LLP

Colleen Brown & Jennifer B. Seale

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Practice Area Insights: Privacy & Data Security

Practice Area Insights: Privacy & Data Security

By Vault Law Editors

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What’s Hot, or Not, in 2023

By Rebecca King-Newman

In Demand and Emerging Practice Areas

In Demand and Emerging Practice Areas

By Peter Horvath