Global Privacy & Cybersecurity

Overview


McDermott’s world-class Global Privacy and Cybersecurity team includes more than 50 privacy and cybersecurity lawyers advising clients on the statutory, regulatory and enforcement regimes that govern the collection, use and disclosure of data in the United States, Europe, Asia and elsewhere.

We have extensive experience advising on the full range of data privacy and protection laws, industry standards and issues. Our lawyers regularly counsel clients on US and international data-use issues, data transfers, and privacy compliance under US and foreign laws. We conduct in-depth privacy/cybersecurity risk assessments, often in the context of mergers, acquisitions and other domestic and cross-border transactions.

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Results


  • Advised an international chemicals and specialty materials producer regarding the global implementation of a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance program, including the assessment of current practices, the review and amendment of policies, processes and documentation, and the appointment of a central data protection officer (DPO)
  • Handled a series of large data breaches involving personnel records of employees in the United States and around the world and advised our client on its obligations under the laws of every US state and more than 50 countries; managed communications with the affected employees and various government regulators; and persuaded regulators to forego any claim against our client
  • Obtained a victory before the US Supreme Court in one of the most important recent privacy cases, Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual, persuading the Court to hold that self-funded insurance plans are exempt from a Vermont law purporting to compel disclosure of health information to the state

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People


To meet these multi-front challenges, clients need legal counsel with experience, international reach and familiarity with all major national and international regulatory regimes and dispute-resolution forums. With a talented team and depth across our offices, McDermott provides effective, coordinated counsel on US antitrust law, EC competition law, China’s Anti-Monopoly Law and other competition laws worldwide.

Key Contacts


Mark E. Schreiber

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Michael G. Morgan

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Daniel F. Gottlieb

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