McDermott’s world-class Global Privacy and Cybersecurity team includes more than 50 privacy and cybersecurity lawyers advising clients on the statutory, regulatory and enforcement regimes that govern the collection, use and disclosure of data in the United States, Europe, Asia and elsewhere.
We have extensive experience advising on the full range of data privacy and protection laws, industry standards and issues. Our lawyers regularly counsel clients on US and international data-use issues, data transfers, and privacy compliance under US and foreign laws. We conduct in-depth privacy/cybersecurity risk assessments, often in the context of mergers, acquisitions and other domestic and cross-border transactions.
In the event of data breaches or alleged improper use of data, we provide swift, effective cybersecurity incident response and represent clients in litigation and government investigations. Our practice includes lawyers with deep experience in health care data privacy and related litigation. Among recent examples of our trial and appellate work, we obtained a victory before the US Supreme Court in one of the most important recent privacy cases, Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual, in which the court held that self-funded insurance plans are exempt from a Vermont law purporting to compel disclosure of health information to the state.
Several of our privacy lawyers have won awards or recognitions in the privacy field, including honors from The National Law Journal, The Legal 500 UK, Chambers USA and other leading journals and legal ratings agencies.