About the authors

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Michael Rhodes
+1 415 693 2181
rhodesmg@cooley.com
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Michael pairs his deep domain knowledge with years of courtroom experience in handling the most challenging matters for leading technology companies. Widely heralded as a top privacy litigator, his experience spans privacy and data breach class actions and high-profile trial engagements. Mike serves as global chair of Cooley’s cyber/data/privacy and internet practice groups.

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Matthew D. Brown

+1 415 693 2188
brownmd@cooley.com
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Matt has extensive experience representing companies in litigation presenting novel issues arising from emerging technologies and business models, including many cases involving cutting-edge privacy and data security issues. He also advises companies on assessing and managing potential liability risks, including those arising from privacy and data security issues associated with their products and services, as well as on responding to warrants, subpoenas, and other requests for disclosure of user information and content. Among other honors, Matt has been recognized by BTI as a “Client Service All-Star” and was elected to the American Law Institute. Matt serves as vice chair of Cooley’s cyber/data/privacy practice.

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David Navetta

+1 720 566 4153
dnavetta@cooley.com
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David has extensive experience counseling clients on cutting-edge data protection issues, including cybersecurity risk management, consumer and employee privacy, incident response planning and preparedness, technology transactions, board advice and consultation, regulatory investigations, litigation and due diligence in corporate transactions. He serves as a “breach coach” for numerous cyber insurance companies and has helped some of the world’s leading corporations effectively respond to complex data security breaches. David serves as vice-chair of Cooley’s cyber/data/privacy practice.

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Boris Segalis

+1 212 479 6610
bsegalis@cooley.com
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Boris has focused his practice exclusively on privacy, data protection and cybersecurity for 10+ years. He counsels clients on a range of privacy, cybersecurity and information management issues in the context of compliance, business strategy, technology transactions, breach preparedness and response, disputes and regulatory investigations, and legislative and regulatory strategy. Boris serves as vice-chair of Cooley’s cyber/data/privacy practice.

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Ann Bevitt

+44 (0) 20 7556 4264
abevitt@cooley.com
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Ann assists clients with all aspects of privacy and data security compliance and risk management, and advises on issues such as GDPR compliance, effecting data transfers, drafting privacy policies and fair processing notices, rolling out new technologies in the workplace, contractual arrangements with third party service providers, electronic marketing, monitoring employees, dealing with e-discovery, handling regulatory investigations, responding to subject access requests and notifying breaches.

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Amy Collins

+44 (0) 20 7556 4375
acollins@cooley.com
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Amy advises on a wide range of general commercial and non-contentious technology matters. Her primary focus is on technology-related transactions including the outsourcing and procurement of technology products and complex services, software development and licensing, internet and mobile business arrangements, e-commerce issues, data protection and privacy. Amy’s data protection and privacy practice focuses on the privacy aspects of general commercial and technology transactions, use of data in emerging technologies, ongoing compliance and business strategy, marketing and the privacy aspects of M&A transactions.

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Adam Connolly

+1 415 693 2111
aconnolly@cooley.com
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Adam advises clients on a range of matters relating to technology, innovation and data, including privacy, cybersecurity and incident response, product development, digital marketing and technology transactions. Adam devotes a significant portion of his practice to helping globalize their products and privacy programs to address data protection laws around the world. Adam also helps clients evaluate and address privacy and security risks in connection with M&A, IPO and other strategic transactions.

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Chris Coulter

+44 (0) 20 7556 4262
ccoulter@cooley.com
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Chris has 25+ years of experience advising clients on a range of technology, data, cyber security, contract and intellectual property issues. He advises both established and early-stage businesses across a range of – often regulated – industries. Chris has extensive experience in large-scale projects with a cross-border component and advises on a wide variety of commercial arrangements underpinned by technology and data, including outsourcing and technology procurement; creation, licensing and exploitation of data and software; contractual management of GDPR and cyber risk; and the establishment of complex technology and data licensing relationships.

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Mark Deem

+44 (0) 20 7556 4425
mdeem@cooley.com
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Mark specializes in technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) litigation; contentious privacy, data protection and cyber-security issues; and financial services disputes. He regularly advises clients in relation to issues concerning data incidents, including breach notifications to regulatory and parliamentary bodies and conducting internal investigations concerning cyber events.

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Andrew Hoffman

+1 212 479 6609
ahoffman@cooley.com
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Andrew focuses on privacy, data protection and cybersecurity. He advises clients on the legal requirements and best practices for the collection, use and protection of corporation and confidential information in connection with product development, technology transactions and internal policies and procedures. He counsels clients on data usage rights and restrictions, marketing initiatives, security incident response and implementing Privacy by Design principles.

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Anthony Jannotta

+1 212 479 6558
ajannotta@cooley.com
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Anthony concentrates in leading corporate responses to large-scale and complex national multistate investigations and enforcement actions brought by state attorneys general. He focuses on navigating the legal and regulatory processes across the country and has extensive experience in unfair and deceptive trade practice cases, including consumer protection, data breach, privacy, technology, healthcare fraud, financial services and antitrust matters.

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Kristopher Kleiner

+1 720 566 4048
kkleiner@cooley.com
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Kristopherhas extensive experience assisting various clients operating in multiple industries in identifying, remediating, and responding to data privacy incidents. This includes assisting in organizing and supervising forensic investigations, advising on and preparing individual and regulatory notifications, and assisting in responding to inquiries about data security and data breach incidents. He has also worked with numerous clients to provide training on and assist in the development of incident response planning policies and procedures, lead regulatory investigations, assist in data privacy litigation, and advise clients on data privacy and security compliance projects, including those relating to the GDPR.

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Kathryn Linsky

+1 212 479 6608
klinsky@cooley.com
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Kathryn focuses her practice on advising clients across industries on data protection practices throughout the information lifecycle, including compliance with national and international regulations, data use in product development and emerging technologies, vendor management and incident response. She has significant experience in business strategy and risk management, and regularly works with her clients to develop and implement comprehensive compliance programs, as well as address issues that arise in connection with contract negotiations, mergers and acquisitions, cross-border data transfers, and marketing and advertising.

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Erin Locker

+1 720 566 4139
elocker@cooley.com
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Erin focuses on data privacy, technology and information security. She counsels clients across industries on data protection issues including complex data breach investigation and response, regulatory investigations, cyber risk management and preparedness, technology transactions, industry compliance, incident response planning and data privacy due diligence in corporate transactions.

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Andy Lustig

+1 703 456 8134
alustig@cooley.com
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Andy focuses on private equity investments, mergers and acquisitions and the general corporate representation of high-growth technology companies in both the commercial and government marketplace. His practice includes a wide range of industry sectors including information technology, national security, cybersecurity, data analytics, software and telecommunications.

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Alexander Murchison

+1 415 693 2045
amurchison@cooley.com
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Alexander advises public and high growth private companies on data privacy matters and industry best practices, including on privacy compliance, cybersecurity, consumer protection, and product development issues. He helps clients integrate their privacy programs throughout their organizations, addressing the GDPR and other data protection laws around the world. He also advises on privacy and cybersecurity due diligence and negotiation for M&A and other corporate transactions. Prior to becoming a lawyer, he was an Associate Consultant in the Advisory arm of an international accounting firm, where he advised on and certified the information technology controls of clients across the United States.

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Andy Roth

+1 212 479 6740
aroth@cooley.com
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Andy focuses on cutting-edge technology and the complex legal and operational issues they raise. A former chief privacy officer at American Express, his unique background in law and technology helps him design client-focused strategies for accelerating new products and services to market. Andy also has extensive experience dealing with regulators at all levels, including the Federal Reserve Bank and the Federal Trade Commission in the United States as well as European and Asian data protection authorities abroad.

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Randy V. Sabett

+1 202 728 7090
rsabett@cooley.com
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Randy counsels clients on a wide range of cutting-edge cybersecurity, privacy, IoT, IT licensing and intellectual property issues. He helps clients develop strategies to protect their information, including advising companies on developing and maintaining appropriate policies, procedures, and internal controls to meet privacy and cybersecurity requirements. Randy has also counseled numerous clients on a variety of data breach scenarios, including running incident response for numerous organizations.

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Leo Spicer-Phelps

+44 (0) 20 7556 4334
lspicerphelps@cooley.com
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Leo works with both companies to whom technology is a critical part of their core offering and those companies looking to exploit technology to expand or streamline their operations. With experience of working as both in-house and external counsel, he combines sound commercial judgment and strong legal acumen when advising his clients. In addition to representing companies in relation to their use of technology, Leo also provides commercial and intellectual property advice in relation to a wide variety of acquisitions and investments.

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Amy Westergren

+1 212 479 6371
awestergren@cooley.com
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Amy provides health regulatory counsel to clients in healthcare, the life sciences and digital health. Her practice ranges from advising clients on the state and federal regulatory requirements impacting their businesses to providing regulatory support on public offerings and private equity transactions. Amy advises on a variety of matters, including healthcare fraud and abuse, data privacy and applicable federal and state licensing rules.