“Clients understand the importance of having someone like Mike by their side, guiding them through the emerging technologies and untangling complex issues related to cybersecurity and privacy,” said Raymond Jacobsen, global head of McDermott’s Regulatory group and a Washington, DC-based partner. “Mike has been at the forefront of this sector and again proves himself as an industry-savvy trailblazer.”
Mike is one of the nation’s leading lawyers in data privacy and cybersecurity. He is highly skilled on the complex and fast-changing cybersecurity legal landscape here in the US and across the world and advises clients on best practices for managing cybersecurity legal risk. He has guided clients through large-scale and complex data breaches, including breaches involving more than 50 million records, incidents affecting individuals around the globe, and incidents involving sensitive defense-related information. With a particular experience in complex legal issues arising from advanced technologies, Mike regularly represents companies on privacy and cybersecurity issues related to the rollout of in-vehicle technologies in the US and around the world. Mike counsels clients on compliance with US and international regulations relating to cybersecurity and data privacy, including compliance with California Consumer Privacy Act, General Data Protection Regulation and China’s Network Security Law.
Mike has been recognized by The Legal 500 and has been twice named as one of the best data breach response lawyers by Cybersecurity Docket’s Incident Response 30 list.
McDermott’s world-class Chambers-ranked Global Privacy and Cybersecurity team includes more than 30 privacy and cybersecurity lawyers across Boston, Washington, DC, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, Paris and Munich, advising clients on the statutory, regulatory and enforcement regimes that govern the collection, use and disclosure of data in the United States, Europe, Asia, Latin America 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.
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