Global advisors to the world’s leading companies, boards and executives

Why Cooley
  • 50+ lawyers globally counseling on privacy, cybersecurity and data protection matters
  • Holistic approach to compliance and security, built to preserve and protect enterprise value
  • Market leading privacy and data breach litigation


  • 24x7 incident response team
  • Advised on dozens of security incidents in 2017
  • Brokered contracts with a variety of forensic, cybersecurity, crisis communication and related companies for urgent incident response situations
  • Team includes former Commissioner for the Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency
  • Defended eBay and LinkedIn data breach class actions


  • GDPR, governance, outsourcing, licensing and more
  • Global creation, use and commercialization strategies
  • Retention, security and destruction programs


  • Privacy Group of the Year by Law360 and The Recorder
  • 50+ class actions in recent years for clients including Google, Facebook, Instagram, Sony, Tesla


  • Legal 500: Cyber Law (including data protection and privacy)
  • Chambers: Privacy & Data Security
  • Chambers: Privacy & Data Security Team of the Year shortlist (2015, 2017)
  • Law360: Privacy Practice Group of the Year (2011, 2013 – 2017)
  • The Recorder: Privacy Litigation Department of the Year (2015, 2017)
  • American Lawyer: Litigation Department of the Year Honorable mention
  • Law360: Litigation Powerhouse

24x7 Incident Response

In the event of a suspected data incident, members of Cooley's data incident and breach response team can be reached at


+1 844 476 1248

Privacy MVP

Michael Rhodes named an MVP in the “Cybersecurity & Privacy” category for seven consecutive years, the first and only US lawyer to be honored with seven-time Law360 MVP status

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Companies with users in the tens of millions to hundreds of millions, including Facebook, Google and LinkedIn, have called on Cooley to handle suits brought under decades old privacy laws which carry statutory damages of hundreds and thousands of dollars per violation. – The Recorder

An Intelligent Approach to Data

We believe there is a better way to protect this business-critical asset.

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Are you ready for GDPR?

The new law will require numerous changes to the way businesses handle personal information.

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Group Contacts
Michael Rhodes Partner, San Francisco
Boris Segalis Partner, New York
Andrew Lustig Partner, Reston
Matthew D. Brown Partner, San Francisco
Randy Sabett Special Counsel, Washington, DC
David Navetta Partner, Colorado
Ann Bevitt Partner, London
Mark Deem Partner, London
Andy Roth Partner, New York
Scott Dailard Partner, San Diego
Wendy Goldstein Partner, New York
Sarah Pearce Partner, London
Whitty Somvichian Partner, San Francisco
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