Fran P. Forte - McDermott Will & Emery


Fran Forte focuses her practice on privacy and data security matters, advising clients on domestic and international privacy and cybersecurity laws and regulations, including the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

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  • Advised an agribusiness and food ingredient company on GDPR and CCPA compliance work, negotiated outsourcing agreement, and provided general privacy and cybersecurity counseling*
  • Advised multinational automobile manufacturer on compliance with privacy and cybersecurity regulations, including the CCPA and GDPR*
  • Advised a leading alcohol beverage company on CCPA & GDPR compliance, setting up data transfer mechanisms (including negotiating GDPR data controller and data processor compliant contract terms), drafting policies and procedures and providing day-to-day privacy counsel*

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  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America, Technology Law, 2021 to 2023; Privacy and Data Security, 2023
  • Georgia Super Lawyers, “Rising Star”, technology transactions, 2020, 2021 and 2023


  • Georgia’s High School Mock Trial Competition, volunteer


Mercer University, JD, magna cum laude, 2014
The George Washington University, B.Accty, magna cum laude, 2011


Georgia Court of Appeals