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Privacy and Cybersecurity

Privacy and cybersecurity advice are mission-critical for public and private companies across industries, and constantly changing threats demand ongoing vigilance. Our multidisciplinary Privacy and Cybersecurity team advises global companies facing heightened regulatory, contractual and consumer obligations surrounding the management of data.  

U.S. federal, state and international legal requirements around data management change constantly, and companies require evolving practical advice to ensure continuous compliance. Recent high-profile data breaches compel companies to understand their privacy and security risks, mitigate them in a cost-effective manner and adopt response plans if a breach occurs.  In the event of a breach, companies must be ready to address potential civil litigation and government subpoenas, navigate the simultaneous obligations of government requests for confidentiality and securities disclosure obligations, and manage adverse press and industry reactions. 

Our multidisciplinary team provides sophisticated advice to clients across the full complement of data and system privacy and security concerns. Clients seek our advice on:

  • legal and regulatory compliance
  • due diligence and audits
  • vendor and service provider agreements
  • creation of internal and public policies
  • adherence to international directives
  • SEC disclosures
  • crisis management
  • civil litigation
  • responses to criminal and regulatory authorities

Our practitioners combine substantive knowledge in privacy and cybersecurity law with the mindset and talents of first-chair trial lawyers and seasoned corporate advisers who routinely counsel chief executives and boards on “bet-the-company” issues.  

Gov. Experience
Team members include former senior lawyers from the FTC, SEC and DOJ
(including a former federal cybercrime prosecutor)

Our team includes senior litigators from our Intellectual Property/Technology, Class Action Litigation, Insurance and Government Investigations Practices and senior corporate lawyers from several groups, including our  Investment Funds, Mergers and Acquisitions and Public Company Advisory Practices, all of which consistently advise the Firm’s most prominent public and private clients. 

We work collaboratively to provide integrated solutions to our clients’ privacy- and security-related needs.  We partner with our network of various professionals in computer forensic investigations, public relations and crisis management to provide an integrated, real-time response to crises.
Multijurisdictional
Our practice spans our global offices, covering
the privacy arena’s most dynamic jurisdictions

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      Simpson Thacher Represents Symantec in the Financing of $2.3 Billion Acquisition of LifeLock 

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      DOJ Issues Guidance on Best Practices for Cybersecurity Preparedness