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

Why Cooley
  • Nearly 100 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 the most significant of security incidents in the last decade
  • 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
  • Significant class actions in recent years for clients including Google, Facebook/Meta Platforms, Sony
  • Team includes Presidentially appointed and Senate confirmed Board Member of the US Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board


  • Legal 500: Cyber Law (including data protection and privacy)
  • Chambers: Privacy & Data Security
  • Law360: Privacy Practice Group of the Year
  • American Lawyer: Litigation Department of the Year Award Finalist
  • Michael Rhodes: Eighth-Time Law360 MVP and American Lawyer Litigator of the Year Finalist

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

+44 (0) 20 7556 4567

Cyber/data/privacy Webinars

Privacy Talks Series

Monthly webinars providing practical guidance and best practices to navigate the global data protection landscape

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US Privacy Compliance Journey

Quarterly sessions presenting a holistic roadmap to comply with a new generation of US privacy laws set to take effect in 2023

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Cooley has successfully litigated a wide range of cases involving privacy and data breach issues, including class actions and government enforcement actions. – Chambers USA

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California Privacy Rights Act

The CPRA broadly governs the collection, use and disclosure of personal information about California residents

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Group contacts
Michael Rhodes  Partner San Francisco, Los Angeles – Downtown
Travis LeBlanc  Partner Washington, DC, San Francisco
Patrick Van Eecke  Partner Brussels
David Navetta  Partner Colorado
Ann Bevitt  Partner London
Matthew D. Brown  Partner San Francisco
Scott Dailard  Partner San Diego, Washington, DC
Tiana Demas  Partner Chicago, New York
Michael Egan  Partner Washington, DC
Bethany Lobo  Partner San Francisco
Andrew Lustig  Partner Reston
Randy Sabett  Special Counsel Washington, DC
Guadalupe Sampedro  Partner London
Lei Shen  Partner Chicago
Whitty Somvichian  Partner San Francisco
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