Press Release

Prominent Cybersecurity + Privacy Partner Joins Cooley

May 4, 2016

New York – May 4, 2016 – Cooley is growing its privacy & data protection group with the addition of Andy Roth, who joins the firm as a partner based in New York. Roth arrives from Dentons, where he was co-chair of the firm's global privacy & cybersecurity group; prior to that he was chief privacy officer at American Express.  

"Andy's unique background, centered around the intersection of law, technology and security, will allow him to provide clients with strategies for accelerating the entry of new products and services to market in a manner that protects the privacy rights of individuals and companies from unnecessary risk," said Michael Rhodes, co-chair of Cooley's privacy & data protection practice. 

Roth specializes in advising on complex legal and operational issues raised by cutting-edge technology. He regularly counsels clients on digital issues such as data breach, crisis management, cross-border transfers, secure architecture, contracts and disclosures, compliance and risk management, payments and e-commerce as well as privacy and cybersecurity litigation.

Roth also has experience dealing with regulators at the federal, state and international level. He recently represented defendants in the FCC's first cybersecurity enforcement action and will join Cooley's leading FCC regulatory team focused on privacy and cybersecurity matters.

Roth is a prominent thought leader in fintech with expertise in digital payments, virtual currencies and cybersecurity. He is a frequent commentator on the legal implications of Bitcoin, having settled the first Bitcoin-mining case and serving as pro bono counsel to the Bitcoin Foundation.  

"Cooley is the go-to firm for innovative companies leveraging technology to disrupt established markets," Roth said. "The firm is uniquely positioned to protect and guide clients as they take products and services to the global market. I'm looking forward to contributing to this exceptional team."  

Cooley's privacy & data protection practice group was recognized by The Recorder as a 2015 Litigation Department of the Year; by Law360 – four times in five years – as a Practice Group of the Year; and by Chambers as a leading global Privacy & Data Security practice.  

Roth received his JD from Fordham University School of Law and his BA from the University of Michigan.  

About Cooley LLP  

Clients partner with Cooley on transformative deals, complex IP and regulatory matters, and high-stakes litigation, where innovation meets the law.  

Cooley has 900 lawyers across 12 offices in the United States, China and Europe.

Press Coverage:

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