Cybersecurity and Privacy
Consumer Data Protection
Consumer Data ProtectionCompanies trust our counsel on the full spectrum of consumer data protection issues.Learn More
Data SecurityWe have advised many of the world's most sophisticated companies on sensitive investigations and forensics related to data breaches, regulatory requirements and enforcement at the federal, state and international levels, compliance, public policy developments, congressional, state attorney general and regulatory investigations, incident planning, critical infrastructure protection, and interaction with law enforcement, as well as a variety of other data security issues.Learn More
Cybersecurity and Privacy Litigation
Cybersecurity and Privacy Litigation
We have litigated many significant cases before the federal and state courts, adjudicatory agencies and private arbitrators. Our lawyers have appeared before the Supreme Court and the federal appellate courts in dozens of appeals of Federal Communications Commission and other agency decisions.
The strength of our practice extends to both sides of the Atlantic. In Europe, we litigate matters for clients before the European Court of First Instance and Court of Justice, and also handle litigation and appeals to national courts from regulatory authorities.
WilmerHale Lawyers and Practices Recognized in 2018 Edition of Chambers USANews
WilmerHale Privacy and Cybersecurity Law
For one of the world’s largest technology companies, we handled an extensive Federal Trade Commission investigation of its data security practices related to development of consumer software.
We assisted a US corporation with breach notification obligations in connection with its contractor’s improper disclosure of retiree health information.
We helped a large equipment manufacturer with all stages of a worldwide roll-out of a new content-streaming device and software, from designing product features to drafting country-specific consumer privacy notices.
- The Legal 500 United States recognized our group in the 2015 edition of its annual guidebook in the technology: data protection and privacy, and telecoms and broadcast: regulatory categories. Individually, Reed Freeman was recognized as a Leading Lawyer in the data protection and privacy space. Heather Zachary and Benjamin Powell have also been recognized as leading attorneys in recent editions.
- Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers in Business has recognized our group in the media and entertainment and telecom, broadcast and satellite categories for several years, dubbing us “a solid media law practice with recognized expertise in IP, antitrust and defamation litigation” and “a very strong firm in telecommunications” in recent editions. Individually, Partner Pat Carome is recognized as “a highly regarded media law litigator with experience at both trial and appellate level,” Heather Zachary is noted for her regulatory work on behalf of communications clients, and Reed Freeman is ranked Band 1 and recognized as a “strong lawyer” with a wealth of experience in matters before the FTC and draws particular praise for his knowledge of privacy laws concerning advertising, social media and mobile devices.
- Chambers Global: World’s Leading Lawyers for Business recognized Reed Freeman for his privacy and data security practice in its 2016 edition, citing his “expertise in the advertising and direct marketing space” and “his vast experience in the representation of clients before the FTC and state attorneys general.”
- U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” ranked our advertising law practice in the first tier, both nationally and in Washington DC, on its 2017 list. Past editions have also recognized our general communications law practice.