Protecting personal privacy is a global imperative. Protecting personal privacy also creates both challenges and opportunities for businesses, large and small, and domestic and multinational. Our team traces its roots to our former colleague, Professor Alan F. Westin at Columbia University, whose 22 books from 1966 to 1996 laid the foundation for modern information privacy. Our Data Privacy practice provides in depth and comprehensive privacy legal services including: compliance counseling; regulatory representation; litigation; international; data breach and cyber; and congressional representation. Our attorneys not only help our clients anticipate and comply with legal requirements, we help our clients which use personal information to mitigate risk and maximize opportunity.
Our Data Privacy practice comprises attorneys with extensive experience and expertise in privacy law. We represent background check companies, consumer reporting agencies, credit bureaus, financial institutions, healthcare providers, insurers, trade associations and entities that collect, maintain, use or sell sensitive personal information. Our team represents clients in consumer regulatory proceedings, legislative campaigns and compliance initiatives involving the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Title V of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, Drivers Privacy Protection Act and other consumer privacy statutes. They have special expertise and experience in helping clients analyze and manage potential data breach situations.
We’ve consulted on privacy issues to both government and professional organizations, including the U.S. Office of Technology Assessment, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Social Security Administration, Department of Defense and National Science Foundation. In addition, the team has advised private sector clients on business-privacy policies in credit reporting, direct marketing, telecommunications, medical and health, online services and employment.
We also have extensive experience in international privacy developments throughout the European Union (EU) and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).