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Michelle Visser

Ropes & Gray LLP


Michelle Visser focuses her practice on complex business litigation matters. She has extensive experience assisting companies in responding to the variety of legal issues that can result from data security breaches, including experience in overseeing forensic investigations and defending against claims made or threatened by credit card companies, financial institutions and regulators. She also regularly represents companies in defending against class actions, with experience in class actions involving securities, antitrust and data security claims.

United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Cyber law (including data protection and privacy)

Within: Next generation lawyers

Michelle Visser - Ropes & Gray LLP

Within: Cyber law (including data protection and privacy)

The ‘top-notchRopes & Gray LLP practice is ‘always professional and timely, consistently operates at a high level and produces exceptional work and guidance’. Boston-based Douglas Meal and Heather Egan Sussman are the main partners; Meal focuses on defending companies targeted by government investigations alleging privacy and data security violations, while Sussman focuses on privacy, information security and consumer protection. Recent highlights include assisting Supervalu with its response to cyber attacks on certain sectors of its computer network, which included investigating the attack, communicating with customers and regulators, and responding to payment card brand inquiries. The team is also representing medical laboratory LabMD in its petition to the Court of Appeal for a review of an FTC decision which held the client liable for allegedly violating FTC rules through its data security practices. Michelle Visser is highly experienced in defending companies against data security breach claims.

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