Todd S. McClelland - McDermott Will & Emery


Todd S. McClelland advises companies on complex, international legal issues associated with cybersecurity breaches and compliance, data privacy compliance, and data, technology, cloud and outsourcing transactions. Todd counsels clients in many industries, including payment processors, cybersecurity product providers, retailers, petro companies, financial institutions and traditional brick-and-mortar companies. Todd is the global head of the Firm’s Global Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice Group.

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  • Represented a global business information concern in connection with a sophisticated APT intrusion by organized criminal actors that affected data assets and systems worldwide*
  • Advised a global payment processor in connection with a complex cyber crime investigation involving a sophisticated APT intrusion*
  • Represented a power distribution concern in a statewide comprehensive smart grid initiative*

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  • The Best Lawyers in America, IT Outsourcing Law, Information Technology Law, Technology Law, Privacy and Data Security Law (2014 to 2023), including 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” in IT Outsourcing Law
  • Legal 500 US, 2022
  • Chambers USA, Outsourcing


  • Georgia Tech’s Institute for Information Security & Privacy, advisory board
  • State Bar of Georgia, IP Section, past chair
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals, member

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Florida State University, JD, 1998
Georgia Institute of Technology, BS, 1994

US Patent and Trademark Office

District of Columbia