Aaron Simpson > Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10166
United States

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading lawyers)

Aaron SimpsonHunton Andrews Kurth LLP

The ‘excellent Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP specializes in large-scale cybersecurity attacks, implementation of GDPR requirements for US-based multinational companies, board advisory work on privacy and data protection, international data transfer mechanisms, compliance with CCPA and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and preparation and prevention of cyber events. Practice head Lisa Sotto has been assisting Yahoo! with two huge cyber-attacks and related class action lawsuits and, together with Brittany Bacon, who was made partner in April 2018, has been advising companies such as Western Union and Tiffany on global data protection and privacy. The ‘incredible’ Aaron Simpson and Washington DC-based Phyllis Marcus and Paul Tiao are other key contacts. Named individuals are based in New York unless otherwise indicated.

United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Fintech

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP frequently advises fintech companies, corporates, global banks, investors and other financial institutions on a range of matters, both as technology provider and customers. Two clients are the alternative lending platforms Lending Club and Ethos Lending, which the group is advising on a range of consumer compliance matters. Other recent work includes defending Kabbage’s core patents in inter partes re-examination proceedings and assisting Cross River Bank in connection with a revolving credit facility with Tally Technologies. Lisa Sotto and Aaron Simpson are key names to note for data privacy and cybersecurity, Jarrett Hale is highlighted for financial services litigation and compliance, and Dallas-based Peter Weinstock acts for financial institutions and financial service franchises on corporate and regulatory matters. The attorneys listed are all based in New York unless otherwise specified.

London > Risk advisory > Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity

Bridget Treacy and Aaron Simpson jointly lead the practice at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, which leverages its strength in the UK and US to handle a variety of privacy and data protection matters globally. The UK practice is particularly well regarded for its knowledge of compliance issues, cross-border data transfers, cyber incidents and data breaches, enforcement actions, governance issues, Brexit issues and binding corporate rules. Simpson, who splits his time between London and New York, is a key name for GDPR compliance work, large-scale cybersecurity incidents and cross-border data transfers, while Treacy focuses on global data protection compliance for multinational companies. Senior consultant Rosemary Jay is also recommended and has substantial expertise in freedom of information requests. In a recent highlight, Simpson led the advice to Yahoo! following a cybersecurity attack, while Treacy and Jay advised Google on multiple privacy issues.