Our data privacy and security team is comprised of more than 30 interdisciplinary lawyers, including experienced IP and class-action litigators and technology-focused transactional lawyers to assist clients with the full spectrum of data privacy, security and technology needs. Through McGuireWoods Consulting, we also offer lobbying services to ensure that our clients have a voice in shaping precedent-setting and far-reaching legislation.

We provide proactive counseling to protect the integrity of our clients’ data and payment systems, investigative and remediation services that may be required after a breach, and guidance to assist our clients as they develop new relationships and sources of revenue.

 International Practice

Our team’s international practice helps clients secure their data globally and navigate through U.S. (federal and state), Canadian, European, Middle Eastern and Asian data security and privacy laws. Team attorneys collectively speak 13 languages and respond to matters relating to international cloud computing, data transfer and international e-discovery matters.

 Incident Response

Our team, which includes several former federal prosecutors, draws upon the resources of a large, external support network composed of computer forensic examiners and law enforcement agents around the world. These resources include liaisons with the FBI, U.S. Secret Service, Postal Inspectors, New Scotland Yard and the big four international accounting firms. This network is further expanded through active memberships in InfraGard (FBI) and the Federal Electronic Crimes Task Force (U.S. Secret Service).

Director and Officer Protection

We regularly counsel directors and executive officers on what they do and don’t need to know, what the risks are of not knowing, and procedures and tips for how to stay abreast of regulatory and hostile technology developments within and outside of their organizations. We help ensure that the individual directors and officers are taking appropriate measures to fulfill their fiduciary duties, thereby protecting themselves as well as the companies they represent.