Press Release

Cooley Expands Cyber/data/privacy Practice on East Coast

March 31, 2022

Washington, DC – March 31, 2022 – Michael Egan has joined Cooley’s Washington, DC, office as a partner in the firm’s elite cyber/data/privacy practice. Arriving from Baker McKenzie, Egan brings experience spanning data privacy compliance counseling, data security breach response and preparation, regulatory investigations, and M&A privacy diligence.

“We are thrilled to welcome Michael to the team as we continue to build out our elite cyber/data/privacy practice on the East Coast,” said Mike Rhodes, global chair of Cooley’s cyber/data/privacy practice. “Michael’s proven track record and comprehensive skills add substantial breadth to our global cyber, data and privacy capabilities as we support the day-to-day needs of our cutting-edge client base.”

Egan’s practice covers privacy compliance and information management, with an emphasis on regulatory compliance, data breach response and transactional issues. He advises clients across various industries – including global online businesses, financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies, healthcare providers, retail companies and others – on the legal aspects of global privacy and data protection, data security, information technology, and related restrictions on data collection and transfer. He has represented companies before numerous government authorities, including the US Federal Trade Commission, the US Department of Justice, and the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

“Cooley is a leader in advising the most innovative and transformative companies in the world, and I am excited to join Cooley’s cyber/data/privacy practice during this time of exceptional growth,” Egan said. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to help expand and deepen the firm’s cyber/data/privacy practice, and leverage the incredible team at Cooley in delivering exceptional results as our clients navigate increasingly complex and novel privacy and security challenges in the US and abroad.”

Cooley’s global cyber/data/privacy practice consists of a large, cross-functional and integrated team of lawyers in the US, Europe and Asia focusing on all aspects of privacy, cybersecurity and data governance. A seven-time Law360 Privacy Practice Group of the Year and a two-time winner of The Recorder’s Privacy Litigation Department of the Year award, the practice is comprised of four pillars: compliance and strategy, transactional support, breach preparedness and response, and privacy and data security litigation and investigations.

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