Michael Morgan is recognized as one of the nation’s leading lawyers in cybersecurity and data privacy. He has guided clients through some of the largest and most complex data breaches, breaches involving more than 50 million records, incidents affecting persons in over 100 countries around the world, and incidents involving sensitive defense-related information. He counsels clients on compliance with US and international regulations relating to cybersecurity and data privacy, including compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation and China’s Network Security Law.

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  • Advised a global provider of connected car applications on compliance with privacy and cybersecurity regulations, including the GDPR and China’s Cybersecurity Law
  • Advised a big data company on its cybersecurity compliance program, including the development and implementation of a vulnerability management and data breach response plan
  • Advised an Internet of Things (IoT) provider on compliance issues arising from the global launch of a personal digital assistant device

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  • The Legal 500 United States, 2019
  • Cybersecurity Docket 2019 and 2016, “Incident Response 30” list of leading cybersecurity lawyers
  • Top Cyber/Artificial Intelligence Lawyers 2018, Daily Journal


  • Los Angeles City College Foundation, board member


University of California – Los Angeles School of Law, JD, 1993
University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, BS, cum laude, 1989


Courts / Agencies
Supreme Court of the United States
US District and State Courts of California (all)
US District Court for the District of Colorado
US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Pro hac vice admissions: Oregon, Kansas, Hawaii, Utah, Virginia and Arizona

Michael G. Morgan

Insights & Events / Media

Webinar / McDermott Event / September 2020

United States / McDermott Event / December 2019

Naples, FL / Speaking Engagements / November 7, 2019

United States / McDermott Event / November 2019

Silicon Valley, California / McDermott Event / November 3, 2017

San Francisco, California / McDermott Event / November 2, 2017

Los Angeles, California / McDermott Event / November 1, 2017

On the Subject / October 10, 2017

Webinar / Speaking Engagements / September 28, 2017

Los Angeles, California / Speaking Engagements / March 23, 2017

Webcast / McDermott Event / March 22, 2017

Miami Beach, Florida / McDermott Event / March 8 - 9, 2017

Webcast / Speaking Engagements / February 5, 2017

The Review of Banking and Financial Services / December 2014

Financial Fraud Law Report / July/August 2014

Practising Law Institute’s 19th Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute / April 2014











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