Alternative Data, Monetization and Governance

We help our clients develop and deploy alt data assets while navigating risk and providing industry-leading advice at the intersection of corporate and data governance, securities and privacy regulation, and disputes.

Why Cooley

Our unique mix of multi-disciplinary specialties build and validate alt data sources and assets to drive data monetization, while mitigating securities regulatory risk, and responding to regulatory action and disputes

Deep insight into data-centric enterprise management, drawn from extensive experience serving as principal corporate governance and securities counsel to 240+ public companies

Seamless integration across all relevant practices, including cyber/data/privacy, securities litigation + enforcement and commercial litigation

Trusted advisors to the world's top tech and life sciences companies

Multidisciplinary and holistic approach to maximize validation, preservation and protection of enterprise value, supported by a coordinated approach to regulatory agencies, private institutions, including full-service litigation

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Public and private companies

  • Policies and procedures relating to data governance and data controls
  • Disclosure controls, internal control over financial reporting (ICFR) and other reporting matters
  • Fiduciary duties and liability
  • Corporate systemic risk
  • ESG disclosure

Establishing and monetizing alt data assets

  • Privacy and cybersecurity compliance and strategy advice
  • Data governance, monetization and transactional advice
  • Intellectual property
  • Data source due diligence
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning advice

Enforcement and litigation

  • Experience interacting with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Department of Justice (DOJ) and state enforcement agencies
  • Litigation and mediation

Alternative data providers and data brokers

  • Broker-dealer advice
  • Investment Advisers Act
  • Insider trading defense and advice