Data Privacy & Information Governance

A natural extension of the firm’s nationally acclaimed intellectual property practice, our Data Privacy & Information Governance specialists draw on their wealth of experience in the use and safeguarding of information to serve our corporate clients. We provide cutting-edge advice about regulatory compliance, data privacy, information governance, electronic discovery and risk management.

Due Diligence & Transactional Counseling

Corporate transactions raise both challenges and opportunities with respect to the data practices of a business. We assist clients who are restructuring, planning a joint venture, or undergoing a merger or acquisition to assess and mitigate the data privacy and information governance (IG) risks and implications of proposed transactions, and develop a comprehensive understanding of the potential costs and benefits. We perform due diligence analysis when our clients are spinning off a division, forming a new entity, partnership or strategic alliance, or seeking financing and help them leverage their information assets in the most beneficial way.

Regulatory Compliance

In an increasingly stringent regulatory climate, businesses must scrutinize every aspect of their data use, policies and processes to ensure compliance in the U.S., and in every other world market in which they operate. The attorneys in our Data Privacy & Information Governance group leverage their comprehensive understanding of U.S. and international privacy and data laws, regulations and requirements to provide strategic counsel on data privacy and security, including digital trade and cross-border data flows.

Information Governance Programs

We help our clients comply with laws and regulations governing the collection, use, storage, and transfer of information worldwide. Deeply experienced in the use of data analytics to mine value and mitigate risk, we develop efficient and effective information governance programs with consummate skill. Advising clients that operate in various industries, including in the financial services, health care, transportation, hospitality, and online retail sectors, we assess how data is accumulated and stored and help establish an information management framework consistent with other aspects of our clients’ corporate governance and risk management to meet their goals and business objectives.