Carol Umhoefer > DLA Piper LLP (US) > Miami, United States > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper LLP (US)
SUITE 2500
MIAMI, FL 33131-5341
United States

Work Department

Intellectual Property and Technology; Finance; International Trade; International Trade, Regulatory and Government Affairs; Investigations; Financial Services; Life Sciences; Retail; Insurance; Technology


Partner; Foreign Legal Consultant, Co-chair, EMEA Data Protection, Privacy and Security


Carol Umhoefer’s practice encompasses information technology, e-commerce and commercial matters as well as related regulatory compliance issues.

Carol counsels clients on all aspects of IT regulations, including data protection, privacy, cyber security, document retention and encryption, notably as related to multi-national audit and compliance programs, whistleblowing and e-discovery.

Carol also regularly assists clients with commercial contract drafting, negotiation and termination, as well as e-commerce matters. She assists clients with regulatory compliance and investigations, in particular with respect to consumer protection issues, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and medical devices.




J.D., Harvard Law School; B.A., University of Wisconsin

Lawyer Rankings

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

DLA Piper LLP (US) assists clients with compliance in relation to transnational, federal and state privacy and security regulations, industry best practices and self-regulatory initiatives. Based in Washington DC, practice head Jim Halpert has been advising the State Privacy and Security Coalition on stopping a number of bills which reintroduced at the state level asymmetrical ISP-only privacy rules from the FCC, repealed by Congress in March 2018.  Miami-based Carol Umhoefer has been assisting Pfizer with all aspects of its GDPR compliance program, while Atlanta-based Saxby Chambliss has been working with the US Chamber of Commerce on a report on the importance of reducing barriers to transnational sharing of cybersecurity threat information. San Francisco’s Rena Mears, who is well versed in privacy and cybersecurity assessments, program and control design, data mapping and program and vendor-risk management, is another key contact. Margo Tank joined the Washington DC office from Buckley LLP in January 2018, and Andrew Serwin, ‘a person of rare skills‘, joined the San Diego office from Morrison & Foerster LLP in 2019.