Data Privacy & Security

McGuireWoods’ data privacy and security team helps clients understand their risks, then works with them to prioritize their investments, resources and efforts to mitigate those risks.

Data privacy and security is a top concern for general counsel and their corporate legal departments. Yet, limited time, lean resources and competing priorities are a reality. As such, many companies assume some cybersecurity and privacy risks.

Clients turn to our global interdisciplinary team for solutions in three main areas:

  • Information Assurance – assessing the strengths and weaknesses of their cybersecurity profile and developing a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy.
  • Information Governance – establishing a thoughtful, practical set of information and records management policies buoyed by a comprehensive inventory and classification of corporate information across all business lines.
  • Incident Response and Remediation – planning for and responding to cybersecurity incidents or data breaches in an effective, efficient and legally compliant manner, then assisting in the creation and implementation of new, responsive controls.

Team Credentials

Clients invest in us, so we invest in our people. Credentials among our team include:

  • CIPP or CIPM certifications from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). One member is a Fellow of Information Privacy
  • CompTIA A+ certification as an information technology professional.
  • PCI Professional qualification from the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council.

Notable Accolades

  • Named a “Leading Cybersecurity Law Firm” by top legal decision-makers at companies with $1B+ in revenue (BTI Consulting, 2017).
  • Recognized for cyber law, including information governance, healthcare data privacy and TCPA litigation (Legal 500 US, 2017).
  • Highly regarded for data protection, data transfers and data breaches (Legal 500 EMEA, 2016-2018).
  • Recognized for EU Data Privacy and Protection (Legal 500 EMEA, 2018).
  • Andrew Konia and Nathan Kottkamp named “Leading Lawyers” in cyber law (Legal 500 US, 2017).

Stay Informed

Our team regularly provides insights on developments in cybersecurity, data privacy and breach laws, information governance best practices and risk management issues through our Password Protected blog.

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