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Arianna Evers

Arianna Evers advises and advocates for clients on privacy, data security and consumer protection issues arising under federal, state and international laws.

Ms. Evers represents clients in investigations and litigation with state attorneys general concerning alleged privacy and consumer protection violations, and in enforcement actions and regulatory investigations brought by the Federal Trade Commission under its Section 5 Authority. Ms. Evers advises clients on their obligations under federal and state data breach notification laws and coordinates data breach investigations, including working with forensic firms and providing notice to regulators and affected individuals. She also consults on privacy and data security issues for congressional inquiries, including preparing senior executives for hearings and meetings with Capitol Hill staff. 

Ms. Evers leverages her many years as a trial attorney for technology companies in her work advising clients on how to identify and mitigate regulatory and contractual risks. Ms. Evers regularly counsels clients on their compliance obligations and risks relating to federal laws, including the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, CAN-SPAM, Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, and Fair Credit Reporting Act; state laws such as the Massachusetts Data Security Regulation, NYDFS cybersecurity regulations and the California Online Privacy Protection Act; and international laws like the EU General Data Protection Regulation. She also advises companies on legal, contractual and reputational risks relating to data mining and other practices involving big data. 

Ms. Evers’ practice also includes a broad range of transactional work, including negotiating privacy and data security provisions in agreements, drafting privacy policies and other consumer-facing disclosures, and conducting due diligence for corporate acquisitions and mergers.  

Ms. Evers began her career as a member of the firm’s litigation group, where she focused on intellectual property and other complex commercial litigation and counseling at the trial and appellate stages. Ms. Evers has extensive experience in all phases of complex litigation and has shepherded multiple cases from complaint through trial and post-trial briefing. Ms. Evers has argued in court, prepared expert witnesses for trial, prepared direct- and cross-examinations, taken and defended depositions, and handled all aspects of pretrial discovery and motion practice. 

Ms. Evers has experience serving clients in wide range of industries, including financial services, Internet-related services and products, marketing, insurance, automotive, computer software, telecommunications, semiconductor, healthcare, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and many other sectors.

Past Experience 

Prior to starting at WilmerHale, Ms. Evers volunteered as a staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, where she worked on a variety of civil rights matters, with a particular focus on First Amendment controversies. Ms. Evers also served as the communications director on a successful reelection campaign for Boston City Councilor At-Large.

Prior to law school, Ms. Evers counseled clients on crisis management at a large public affairs firm in Washington DC. She also served on the national advance staff of a US presidential campaign. 

Professional Activities

Ms. Evers is admitted to practice before the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the First Circuit, and the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts. 

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Credentials

  • Education

    • JD, Boston College Law School, 2009

      Senior Articles Editor, Boston College Third World Law Journal
    • BA, Government and History, Cornell University, 2003

      with Distinction
  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

    • Massachusetts

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. Richard G. Taranto, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2013 - 2014

Credentials