Kari Prochaska focuses her practice on data privacy and cybersecurity, corporate due diligence, and complex civil litigation. She has counseled clients regarding incident response, breach notification obligations under state privacy statutes, and data governance. Kari has advised clients on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) contractual compliance and cross border data transfer mechanisms. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Also, she has extensive experience supporting clients in corporate transactional due diligence, including data privacy, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganization, real estate portfolio acquisition and post-closing support in the healthcare and life sciences, intellectual property, manufacturing, technology, finance and media industries.

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  • Drafted and negotiated GDPR data controller and data processor compliant contract terms in outsourcing agreements for multinational information technology corporation
  • Developed cross border data transfer strategies for EU personal data
  • Drafted physician employment agreements for healthcare provider’s in-house contracting department

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  • Seventh Circuit Electronic Council on eDiscovery and Digital Information, Privacy and Data Breach Project Team
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)


University of Iowa College of Law, JD, 1998
University of Iowa, BA, with distinction and honors, 1994


US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Kari Prochaska

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