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DLA Piper LLP (US)
United States
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Work Department

International Trade, Regulatory and Government Affairs; Litigation, Arbitration and Investigations; Finance; Cybersecurity; Healthcare; Technology


Partner; Co-Chair DLA Piper’s US Cybersecurity Practice; Co-Chair of DLA Piper’s Global Data Protection, Privacy and Security Practice


Jim Halpert advises clients regarding compliance and risk management strategies for transactions relating to transnational, federal and state security and privacy regulations, industry best practices and self-regulatory initiatives, and has represented clients in major security and privacy cases in the federal courts and before the Federal Trade Commission.

Jim represents companies on a broad range of data management issues, including cyber and data security, cloud agreements, managing privacy class action risks, trans-national data flows, navigating difficult conflicts between foreign privacy laws and US compliance obligations, regulation of advertising and marketing practices, healthcare and financial privacy, children’s and student privacy,  privacy regulation of communications media, employee data, due diligence in sales of corporate assets, records management and responses to government surveillance requests.  He has extensive experience with European, Asian and Latin American privacy regimes, and regularly leads teams across DLA Piper’s global network advising on complex international security and privacy matters.




J.D., Harvard Law School; D.E.A., École de Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales / École Normale Supérieure; B.A., Yale University

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Hall of Fame)

Jim HalpertDLA Piper LLP (US)

DLA Piper LLP (US) fields a strong nationwide privacy and data security team, which brings together expertise in regulatory and compliance matters, transactional issues and cybersecurity response. It also benefits from the global reach of its international network. Washington DC-based Jim Halpert — who advises on compliance with transnational, federal and state privacy and security regulations, particularly in transactions — jointly leads the team alongside Andrew Serwin in the San Diego office, who joined the team from Morrison & Foerster LLP and brings with him a wealth of experience in data security incidents and privacy enforcement matters. Miami-based Carol Umhoefer is highlighted for her IT sector expertise, while Atlanta-based Anna Spencer is rated for her experience in the healthcare sector. The practice group has seen a number of recent personnel changes: cybercrime expert Edward McAndrew, who splits his time between the Wilmington and Washington DC offices, joined the team from Ballard Spahr LLP; and litigators Edward Totino and Perrie Weiner left for Baker McKenzie.