David Navetta


I feel lucky to have been a pioneer in the data security and privacy legal space – it is my passion, and it is always my goal to bring that passion and energy when working with my clients.

David Navetta, vice chair of Cooley's cyber/data/privacy practice, is a prominent leader in privacy, information security and technology law. He has extensive experience counseling clients on novel and cutting-edge data protection issues, including data breach response, cybersecurity risk management, consumer and employee privacy, incident response planning and preparedness, technology transactions, vendor management, board of director advice and consultation, regulatory investigations, litigation and due diligence in corporate transactions. David serves as a "breach coach" on an approved panel for numerous cyber insurance carriers and companies, and he has helped some of the world’s leading corporations to effectively respond to complex data security breaches and protect their enterprise. David’s clients range from startups to large Fortune 500 multinationals across a range of industries, including ecommerce, consumer products, name-brand traditional brick-and-mortar, hotels and hospitality, social media, technology, professional services, healthcare, financial institutions and energy.

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  • DePaul University College of Law
    JD, 1996

  • Michigan State University
    BA, Accounting

Admissions & Credentials




  • International Association of Privacy Professionals

Rankings & Accolades

    Chambers USA: Privacy & Data Security

    Chambers USA: Privacy & Data Security – Incident Response

    Legal 500 USA: Leading lawyer, Cyber Law (including data protection and privacy)

    Who's Who Legal: Telecommunications Media & Technology – Information Technology

    WWL: Data – Information Technology and Data Privacy & Protection