Cybersecurity and Privacy

Cybersecurity and Privacy

We help companies protect data, comply with evolving regulations, and respond to investigations and litigation.

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WilmerHale Lawyers and Practices Recognized in 2018 Edition of Chambers USA

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WilmerHale Privacy and Cybersecurity Law

WilmerHale’s Cybersecurity, Privacy and Communications Practice (CPC) represents sophisticated, high-profile clients on a wide range of challenges—from routine matters to cutting-edge issues where the law is unclear and the enforcement risks are high. Our internationally recognized team, composed of lawyers from different practice areas and offices, possesses a mix of counseling, regulatory, litigation, enforcement and transactional knowledge. This blog's authors are members of the CPC team.

Experience

  • 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.

Recognition

  • 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.

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