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Steptoe & Johnson LLP
United States

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

Steptoe & Johnson LLP advises clients on global privacy and data security issues, including data breach prevention and response, compliance, regulatory investigations and class action lawsuits following data breaches. New York-based practice head Michael Vatis has been assisting the global supplier of electronic learning products for children, VTech, with the response to a hack of customer information and the resulting US and international regulatory enforcement investigations. Other key team members of the Washington DC office include Alan Cohn, who specializes in cybersecurity, blockchain and distributed ledger technology issues, Stewart Baker and cryptocurrency expert Jason Weinstein.

United States > Dispute resolution > Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Steptoe & Johnson LLP‘s ‘good group of team players‘ is noted for its significant individual representations, although it is often engaged by corporations in major cases. Alongside Michael Miller in New York, Washington DC’s Reid Weingarten and Jason Weinstein are representing Fethullah Gülen in connection with a campaign by the Turkish government to obtain the client’s extradition from the US to Turkey. Weingarten is representing retired judge Richard Roberts in a civil lawsuit in the District of Utah, involving historic allegations of sexual assault. Other highlights for the group included representing Volkswagen as lead counsel in the DOJ criminal investigation and prosecutions arising from the diesel emissions controversy. Other key figures in the group include Brian Heberlig in Washington DC and Chris Niewoehner in Chicago. James Brochin joined the New York office in September 2018, having previously practiced as a sole practitioner.