Privacy & Data Protection

5x Privacy Practice Group of the Year

Why Cooley
  • 50+ lawyers globally counseling on privacy, cybersecurity and data protection matters and representing companies in litigation
  • Recognized as Privacy Group of the Year by Law360 and The Recorder
  • Advise on all matters concerning the strategic management of data within business: from its creation, use and commercialization across multiple jurisdictions, through to its retention, security and ultimate destruction
  • 25+ motion to dismiss wins in privacy and data breach class actions over the past 5 years
  • 50+ class actions in recent years for clients including Facebook, Google, eBay, LinkedIn, HTC America and Sony
  • Facebook’s lead counsel in multiple landmark privacy class actions 
  • Advised on 30+ security incidents in 2016
  • Team includes former Commissioner for the Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency
  • 24x7 incident response team
  • Brokered contracts with a variety of forensic, cybersecurity, crisis communication and related companies for urgent incident response situations

Recognition

  • Law360: Privacy Practice Group of the Year (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2011)
  • The Recorder: Privacy Litigation Department of the Year (2015)
  • Chambers: Privacy & Data Security
  • Chambers: Privacy & Data Security Team of the Year shortlist (2015, 2017)
  • Legal 500: Cyber Law (including data protection and privacy)
  • Law360: Litigation Powerhouse
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

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

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Michael Rhodes named an MVP in the "Privacy & Consumer Protection" category for six consecutive years, a feat achieved by only two attorneys in the US for all practice areas

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