Stephen E. Reynolds - Data Security & Privacy Lawyer - McDermott Will & Emery


Stephen Reynolds (CIPP/US, CISSP) advises some of the largest companies in the world on complex data security and privacy matters.

A former computer programmer and IT analyst, Stephen is uniquely able to use his computer background to the advantage of his clients in matters involving data security, privacy, artificial intelligence and computer forensic investigations. He assists with responding to cybersecurity incidents, such as ransomware attacks, fund transfer fraud, data breaches and business email compromise matters. This work includes helping companies comply with regulatory obligations in the event of these incidents—including Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings for publicly traded companies. Having litigated data security and privacy cases from the trial court level and through the highest levels of appeals, Stephen also represents clients in litigation and regulatory investigations regarding data security, privacy and technology matters.

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  • Handling cybersecurity response for a global technology company with operations in over 150 countries
  • Led response to a significant data security incident involving millions of individuals’ data
  • Led response to a ransomware attack with an over $25 million demand from a threat actor that had global implications on the supply chain; oversaw forensics investigation and coordinated work with law enforcement*

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  • IAPP Diversity in Privacy Award, Inaugural Recipient, 2023
  • Cybersecurity Docket’s Incident Response 50, 2023
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, E-Discovery, Information Governance & Cybersecurity Professional of the Year, 2022

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  • Southern District of Indiana, member of the Local Rules Advisory Committee
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals, member of the Board of Directors
  • US Secret Service Chicago Cyber Fraud Task Force, member of the Steering Committee

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Indiana University Maurer School of Law, JD, 2008
University of Florida, BA, 2004