Privacy and Information Management
, Washington, D.C.
, Washington, D.C.
The compliance challenges and business risks related to personal and other sensitive data are significant and growing. With advances in technology, information increasingly is collected, stored, used, and shared. At the same time, the regulation of data use and security is increasing worldwide and the protection of digital data and information technology infrastructures against unauthorized use, theft, and compromise is a growing technical and legal challenge for companies and public institutions.
Hogan Lovells has one of the largest and most experienced Privacy and Information Management practices in the world, spanning the United States, the European Union, and Asia. The group assists clients with all of their compliance challenges, drafting policies and providing advice. According to Chambers & Partners
, the team is "widely praised for its expertise in state, federal and EU privacy laws and operates across a wide range of sectors including media and healthcare."
- We are among the very few law firms that can help you achieve compliance both globally and in regard to specific national laws.
- Our lawyers are conversant with local regulations, the laws affecting cross-border data transfers, and the laws regulating sectors that collect sensitive personal information, such as finance and health.
- We represent clients in adversarial matters concerning the use of data, whether at the level of the EU data protection authorities, or before the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Department of Health and Human Services, state attorneys general or in private party litigation.
- We play an important role in the development of public policy regarding the future regulation of privacy.
Awards and Rankings
Current and Former Leadership Positions
- Recognized as a Band 1 Global Privacy and Data Protection practice, Chambers Global (2013)
- U.S. practice is ranked in the first tier and recognized for its client service: "The best thing about them is that I trust them. The lawyers have a more personal perspective on just about any matter," and commercial awareness: "Very responsive and provides an additional level of industry knowledge that you don't get from a lot of firms," Chambers USA (2012)
- Ranked in tier one and recognized Hogan Lovells privacy and information management practice as "the largest in the US," Legal 500 US (2012)
- "They have an excellent understanding of data privacy law combined with a completely commercial approach," Chambers UK (2011)
- "Clients value its ‘deep specialization’ and its ability to offer multinational entities global privacy counseling," Legal 500 US (2012)
- "Excellent lawyers. They have the ability to step into our shoes and tell us what we should do at a practical level," Chambers Global (2012)
- "Its deep expertise in the life sciences sector is worthy of particular note," Chambers Global (2012)
- Ranked in the first tier and awarded "plaudits for delivering an 'exceptional standard,'" Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa (2010)
- Christopher Wolf, founder and Co-Chair, The Future of Privacy Forum
- Marcy Wilder, former Deputy General Counsel, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- Harriet Pearson, former Vice President, Security Counsel, and Chief Privacy Officer, IBM Corporation
- Daniel Solove, John Marshall Harlan Research Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School
This team enters the top band this year having earned widespread praise for the calibre of its global practitioners. Sources are also struck by the team's continued international expansion.