Privacy and Data Protection


Over 65 countries now have their own data protection laws regulating the collection, use, disclosure and security of personal information. The complex and sometimes conflicting obligations imposed by these laws can be challenging for companies seeking to comply with their privacy and data security obligations. Our lawyers are able to offer practical advice that helps our clients balance compliance with running a business in a cost-effective manner.

Our straightforward approach has made us the privacy counsel of choice for some of the world’s largest and best-known global enterprises, as well as for a host of smaller organizations. Our skills are particularly valued by companies that operate in highly-regulated sectors (such as financial services, healthcare and pharmaceuticals), those with an online presence, and those operating internationally. Organizations in these areas face multiple layers of regulation and appreciate the timely, knowledgeable and realistic advice that our attorneys provide. We work with our clients on compliance and risk management, establish programs and policies, provide employee training, respond to regulatory inquiries and investigations, and, where necessary, litigate.

We advise on a broad range of privacy and data protection matters, including:  privacy policies and procedures, information handling, security breaches, regulatory investigations, global compliance, cross-border data transfers, training programs, compliance audits, commercial transactions, website privacy policies, email and telemarketing regulation, litigation and legislative advocacy.

We believe clients value our ability to provide practical, commercial advice. We recognize that privacy and data security concerns are implicated in every aspect of the information management life cycle. We also understand that the effective protection and management of information is at the heart of every well-functioning organization.