Privacy & Data Protection

4x Privacy Practice Group of the Year

Why Cooley
  • 50+ lawyers 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
  • 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 25+ security incidents in 2015
  • 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 (2015, 2014, 2013 and 2011)
  • The Recorder: Privacy Litigation Department of the Year (2015)
  • Chambers USA: Privacy & Data Security
  • Chambers USA: Privacy & Data Security Team of the Year shortlist
  • Legal 500 US: Cyber Law
  • Legal 500 US: 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

Privacy MVP

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

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
Andrew Gantt Partner, Washington, DC
Wendy Goldstein Partner, New York
Sarah Pearce Partner, London
Michael Pryor Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Andy Roth Partner, New York
Whitty Somvichian Partner, San Francisco
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