Paul Otto > Hogan Lovells US LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Hogan Lovells US LLP
United States

Work Department

Privacy and Cybersecurity




Paul Otto understands the regulatory environment surrounding cybersecurity risk management and incident response. Leveraging his technical background and capabilities in computer science and engineering, Paul brings insight to clients as a compliance counselor who understands hardware, software, and technological innovation.

He has coordinated and managed hundreds of cybersecurity incident responses and assessments, as well as associated remediation plans.

Paul works with legal counsel and security officers throughout the lifecycle of cybersecurity risk management and incident response. Because many organizations have limited in-house cybersecurity legal capacity, Paul embraces the role of outside counsel by working alongside executive and information security teams to manage risk, oversee corporate governance, and help identify and capitalize on risk-reducing opportunities for enhanced data protection.


English, Spanish


American Bar Association; Association for Computing Machinery; Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; International Association of Privacy Professionals


J.D., Duke University School of Law, Order of the Coif, 2010; M.S., North Carolina State University, 2007; B.S., University of Virginia, with distinction, 2004

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection)

The data protection practice at Hogan Lovells US LLP is able to draw on ‘worldwide resources to provide comprehensive privacy advice‘. Jointly led by Marcy Wilder, Eduardo Ustaran and Harriet Pearson, the practice group is often advising on cutting-edge issues relating to biometrics and AI. Of note over the review period, the team has also been involved in responding to the Schrems II/Privacy Shield ruling as well as CCPA harmonization with legislation such as HIPAA, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and GDPR. In terms of clients, the firm represents Equifax, Salesforce and Uber Technologies, three key names in a client roster that also includes companies in the areas of connected cars, drones and digital health. Also recommended in the team are Paul Otto, who made partner 2019, compliance expert Mark Brennan, computer scientist Brett Cohen and cybersecurity specialist Peter Marta.