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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 privacy and data protection)

Within: Next generation lawyers

Michelle Visser - Ropes & Gray LLP

Within: Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection)

As ‘the key name in the market for data breaches’, Ropes & Gray LLP defended Arby’s Restaurant Group against third-party claims arising from a recent payment card breach, advised Hilton Worldwide on two separate data security incidents affecting certain Hilton-branded hotels, and acted for Supervalu on its response, investigation and subsequent litigation relating to cyber attacks on parts of its computer network. Other clients include Jetro Holdings, Target, Terra Firma Capital Partners and The Home Depot. Practice co-head Douglas Meal is the key name for government investigations, enforcement issues and litigation, while fellow co-head Heather Egan Sussman handles regulatory and advisory work. Michelle Visser in San Francisco and Seth Harrington are also recommended. Named attorneys are based in Boston, unless otherwise stated.

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