Randy Sabett

Special Counsel

As an attorney and former crypto engineer, I approach cybersecurity and privacy from all angles; I don't just talk the talk – I also walk the walk.

+1 202 728 7090

Randy V. Sabett, CISSP, is vice chair of Cooley’s privacy & data protection (PDP) practice group. He counsels clients on a wide range of cutting-edge cybersecurity, privacy, IT licensing and intellectual property issues. Randy helps clients develop strategies to protect their information, including advising companies on developing and maintaining appropriate internal controls to meet privacy and cybersecurity requirements. He also drafts and negotiates a wide variety of technology transaction agreements. Having previously served as an in-house counsel to a Silicon Valley startup, Randy employs a pragmatic approach when structuring and negotiating such agreements. He has also counseled numerous clients on a variety of data breach scenarios, including running incident response for major commercial retailers, large financial institutions, on-line service providers, and health care organizations.

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Provides clients with outstanding legal performance. – Chambers USA

  • University of Baltimore School of Law
    JD, 1996

  • Syracuse University
    BS, 1985

Admissions & Credentials

District of Columbia



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • International Association of Privacy Professionals

  • American Bar Association - Section of Science and Technology Law

  • Georgetown Cybersecurity Law Institute

  • Information Systems Security Association

Rankings & Accolades

    Chambers USA: Privacy and Data Security (2007-present)

    Law360 "Privacy Group of the Year"

    Legal 500 US: Technology – Data Protection and Privacy (2016) and Media, Technology and Telecoms – Technology Transactions (2015)

    Information Systems Security Association: Information Security Professional of the Year (2013)

    Washingtonian Magazine: Top Lawyer in Cybersecurity

    The American Lawyer's IP Law & Business magazine: Top 50 Under 45

    International Who's Who of Business Lawyers


+1 202 728 7090 office

1299 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20004