Robin B. Campbell - McDermott Will & Emery


Robin B. Campbell focuses her practice on Global Privacy & Cybersecurity matters and provides practical solutions for data security and privacy risk management. Robin is a leader in the field and has twice chaired the global privacy/security practice at top tier law firms. She works closely with clients to analyze the risks associated with new technologies, data use or transfers and to develop appropriate controls to reduce those risks. She focuses on the automotive industry, including connected cars and autonomous vehicles (AV). She covers both US and international laws, including an in-depth knowledge of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and international data transfers.

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  • After a five-month secondment to a major automobile manufacturer, continues to advise on establishing policies and procedures to address next generation technology, developing and releasing mobile applications and best practices for data usage. Assisting the autonomous vehicles team in assessing the risks associated with AV technology and utilizing privacy by design to reduce those risks*
  • Defended an automotive manufacturer after a high profile 3-million-plus person security breach from initial investigation and response through numerous regulator inquiries and class action lawsuits
  • Defended a national health plan after a 2-million-person security breach from initial investigation and response through numerous regulator enforcement actions and class action lawsuits. Defended client against multiple State Attorneys General investigations and enforcement actions and received a rare “no HIPAA violation” finding from the HHS Office of Civil Rights after a two-year post-incident investigation *

*Matter handled prior to joining McDermott.


  • Legal 500 US, Recommended Lawyer, 2023
  • National Law Journal, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazer, 2016


  • Law360, Cybersecurity & Privacy Editorial Advisory Board, 2018


University of Texas School of Law, JD, 1990
University of London, International Law, 1989
Angelo State University, BA, cum laude, 1987

District of Columbia
California (inactive)