Press Release

Four Cooley Partners Named for Excellence in Data Breach Response

Repeat honor for firm’s cyber/data/privacy practice
April 22, 2024

Washington, DC – April 22, 2024 – For the second year in a row, four Cooley partners have been recognized in Cybersecurity Docket’s prestigious Incident Response 50 – its annual list of the best data breach response lawyers globally.

The publication selected the firm’s global cyber/data/privacy practice co-chairs, Travis LeBlanc and Patrick Van Eecke, as well as David Navetta and Guadalupe Sampedro. In choosing two Cooley partners in the United States and two in Europe, the IR 50 highlighted the strength of the firm’s market-leading Trans-Atlantic c/d/p lawyers. This achievement marked Cooley’s second consecutive receipt of more IR 50 nods than any other firm, as well as LeBlanc’s seventh consecutive listing, Navetta’s fourth, and the second straight listings for Van Eecke and Sampedro.

Based on input from numerous senior lawyers and other professionals in the field, as well as considerable research, Cybersecurity Docket’s IR 50 seeks to identify the lawyers who can manage a large data breach response with professionalism and urgency.

Cooley’s cyber/data/privacy practice is a cross-functional, integrated team of lawyers in the US, Europe and Asia spanning the spectrum of advisory, transactional, regulatory, and litigation matters involving privacy, cybersecurity and data governance. The firm’s c/d/p lawyers have handled hundreds of data breaches since 2003, including complex international breaches spanning multiple jurisdictions. The team leverages that experience – and the insights gained from it – to help clients successfully respond to security incidents and mitigate their liability, as well as their reputational, operational and regulatory risk.

The c/d/p practice works with clients on breach preparedness and response – including incident response planning, proactive strategy development, developing response playbooks, response training and tabletop exercises, incident investigation, mitigation and remediation, and engagement with key vendors.

The practice group’s blog, cyber/data/privacy insights, provides proactive legal insight and analysis on the full range of cybersecurity, data protection and privacy issues. Cooley’s data incident and breach response team can be reached 24/7 via or +1 844 476 1248 or +44 (0) 20 7556 4567.

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