Michael G. Morgan - Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Lawyer - McDermott Will & Emery


Michael (Mike) 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 (CCPA), the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and China’s Network Security Law. Mike leads the Firm’s global privacy & cybersecurity practice.

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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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  • BTI Client Service All-Star 2022
  • Legal 500 US, 2022 to 2023
  • Daily Journal, Top Cyber Lawyer, 2018, 2020 and 2022

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  • 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


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