Ranked as a leading firm for Technology: Data Protection and Privacy by Legal 500 US, Debevoise assists clients with a broad range of privacy, data protection and data security matters. The team has special expertise in helping clients navigate the forensic and legal aftermath of data breaches. The firm’s cross-border, interdisciplinary team also offers regulatory counseling, defends clients in government enforcement actions, litigates privacy-related class actions and other matters, and handles transactions where data protection and security issues arise.
The practice includes highly ranked civil litigators, transactional lawyers, white collar and enforcement attorneys and regulatory lawyers. Members of the team range from top-tier intellectual property attorneys to a former Assistant U.S. Attorney who helped to pioneer cybersecurity enforcement as a prosecutor. The end result is a full-service set of capabilities to help clients manage the complete range of data privacy and cybersecurity issues.
Well versed in the technology industry, the commercially savvy team also has expertise in related sectors, including telecommunications, media, entertainment and sports, publishing, consumer goods and consulting, among others.
The Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practice demonstrates on a daily basis that the protection of information lies at the center of its clients’ businesses. Its deep understanding of data protection and privacy issues faced by clients enables the team to speak in clear terms with in-house counsel, executives and board members, and develop practical solutions to protect clients’ information.
It should come as little surprise that Legal 500 US recently hailed the practice as “an ‘all-round excellent’ cross-border, interdisciplinary team.”