Brittany Bacon > Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10166
United States

Work Department

Privacy and Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Incidents, European Data Protection and Privacy, Records Management, FinTech, Corporate




Focusing on global privacy and cybersecurity issues, Brittany routinely advises clients on data breach response and has served as a lead attorney on the two largest reported breaches in history. Having managed hundreds of cybersecurity incidents, Brittany is the go-to for handling catastrophic events that pose significant legal, regulatory and reputational risk to companies. She directs complex forensic investigations, prepares relevant notifications, and advises clients on regulatory investigations by state Attorneys General, the FTC, SEC, and international data protection authorities. Brittany also builds global privacy programs designed to comply with domestic and foreign legal requirements, including the California Consumer Privacy Act and the EU GDPR. She routinely conducts privacy impact assessments and advises companies on managing risk in connection with extensive and innovative data collection and use.  Brittany also regularly negotiates privacy and data security provisions of complex commercial and technology-related contracts and helps companies design robust vendor management programs.


Admitted to the New York Bar


  • JD, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, 2009
  • BA, University of Notre Dame, cum laude, 2006

Lawyer Rankings

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

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP is widely recognized as a cybersecurity law leader, specializing in complex cybersecurity and data breach events. Recently, the New York-based department has been particularly active advising clients in data breach preparedness, data transfer strategies post-Schrems II and defending major businesses against claims with respect to the CCPA. The practice is led by Lisa J. Sotto, who is also known for her role as chair of the US Department of Homeland Security’s Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee. The team includes Aaron Simpson, who has an established EU data protection practice and provides ‘exceptional commercial perspective and insight.’ Brittany Bacon advises large, multinational companies on large cybersecurity incidents. Associate Danielle Dobrusin has a name as CCPA and CPRA expert.