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McDermott Will & Emery LLP
LOS ANGELES, CA 90067-32
United States
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Privacy & Cybersecurity


Michael Morgan is recognized as one of the nation’s leading lawyers in cybersecurity and data privacy. He has guided clients through some of the largest and most complex data breaches, breaches involving more than 50 million records, incidents affecting persons in over 100 countries around the world, and incidents involving sensitive defense-related information. He counsels clients on compliance with US and international regulations relating to cybersecurity and data privacy, including compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation and China’s Network Security Law. Mike is the US head of the Firm’s Global Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice Group.

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Lawyer Rankings

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

With the arrival of Washington DC-based duo Elliot Golding and senior counsel Robin Campbell  from Squire Patton Boggs in April 2022 as well as Kathryn Linsky, in New York, from an in-house position in August 2022, McDermott Will & Emery LLP has deepened its broad global privacy and cybersecurity group. Linsky focuses on privacy by design when advising clients on product and feature developments frequently involving AI and machine learning. The arrival of Campbell adds a dimension to the team with her specialism on undertaking global data compliance and breach response strategies in the autonomous vehicles and connected cars space. Likewise, Golding’s experience in working on innovative data compliance issues involving health-tech, biometrics, ad-tech and data monetization deepens the team’s expertise. Head of the US team Michael Morgan, based in Silicon Valley, works on both complex breach responses and global compliance strategies, involving US state privacy laws, GDPR and China’s Network Security Law. Boston-stationed Edward Zacharias and Daniel Gottlieb, in Chicago, are the key names for healthcare providers, insurers, pharmacies and medical device manufacturers on HIPAA compliance and investigation matters. Also in Chicago, Ryan Higgins is a further name to note for healthcare companies for data arrangements concerning transactions, while Jiayan Chen in Washington DC, covers big data issues pertaining to clinical laboratories, bioassets and big data transactions. Todd McClelland, in Atlanta, not only advises technology driven companies on responses to cyber incidents and also assists on pre-breach activities, namely incident response plan designs, vendor penetration testing and cyber tabletops. David Saunders in Chicago, is a key contact for state and federal level compliance advice.