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)

Hogan Lovells US LLP‘s privacy and cybersecurity practices stretches across the Atlantic and is led in the US by Washington DC-based Scott Loughlin. Such global integration, involving Hong Kong and Beijing, is an asset for the team, especially when advising on global privacy and cybersecurity matters and regulations. Compliance with the CCPA, HIPAA and GDPR are a significant part of the firm’s offering, as is the advice in connection to M&A and joint ventures in the healthcare sector. Mark Brennan and Brett Cohen are involved in a matter for Google and are providing advice in connection to cybersecurity and law enforcement surveillance and social media regulation, among other areas, and representing it in class actions. Marcy Wilder, Harriet Pearson and Paul Otto are other key names.