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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Jim Halpert

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Work +1 202 799 4441
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www.dlapiper.com/en/us/people/h/halpert-jim/
DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

International Trade, Regulatory and Government Affairs; Litigation, Arbitration and Investigations; Finance; Cybersecurity; Healthcare; Technology

Position

Partner; Co-Chair DLA Piper's US Cybersecurity Practice; Co-Chair of DLA Piper's Global Data Protection, Privacy and Security Practice

Career

Jim Halpert advises clients regarding compliance and risk management strategies for transactions relating to transnational, federal and state security and privacy regulations, industry best practices and self-regulatory initiatives, and has represented clients in major security and privacy cases in the federal courts and before the Federal Trade Commission.

Jim represents companies on a broad range of data management issues, including cyber and data security, cloud agreements, managing privacy class action risks, trans-national data flows, navigating difficult conflicts between foreign privacy laws and US compliance obligations, regulation of advertising and marketing practices, healthcare and financial privacy, children's and student privacy,  privacy regulation of communications media, employee data, due diligence in sales of corporate assets, records management and responses to government surveillance requests.  He has extensive experience with European, Asian and Latin American privacy regimes, and regularly leads teams across DLA Piper's global network advising on complex international security and privacy matters.

Languages

French

Education

J.D., Harvard Law School; D.E.A., École de Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales / École Normale Supérieure; B.A., Yale University


United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection)

Within: Leading lawyers

Jim Halpert - DLA Piper LLP (US)

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

DLA Piper LLP (US) assists clients with compliance in relation to transnational, federal and state privacy and security regulations, industry best practices and self-regulatory initiatives. Based in Washington DC, practice head Jim Halpert has been advising the State Privacy and Security Coalition on stopping a number of bills which reintroduced at the state level asymmetrical ISP-only privacy rules from the FCC, repealed by Congress in March 2018.  Miami-based Carol Umhoefer has been assisting Pfizer with all aspects of its GDPR compliance program, while Atlanta-based Saxby Chambliss has been working with the US Chamber of Commerce on a report on the importance of reducing barriers to transnational sharing of cybersecurity threat information. San Francisco’s Rena Mears, who is well versed in privacy and cybersecurity assessments, program and control design, data mapping and program and vendor-risk management, is another key contact. Margo Tank joined the Washington DC office from Buckley LLP in January 2018, and Andrew Serwin, ‘a person of rare skills', joined the San Diego office from Morrison & Foerster LLP in 2019.

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