Asmaa Awad-Farid

Asmaa Awad-Farid

New York

Email [email protected]​

Phone +1 212 918 5701

Fax +1 212 918 3100

Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

Asmaa Awad-Farid focuses her practice on cybersecurity, data privacy, crisis management, and internal and regulatory investigations. She advises on the full life cycle of enterprise risks associated with information security – including ransomware, phishing, and malware.

She regularly advises clients on aligning practices and programs with various U.S. and global cybersecurity and privacy regulatory and legal requirements, including the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), NY Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) Cybersecurity Regulation, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and state insurance laws. Asmaa counsels clients on cyber risk management, information governance, and data breach notification requirements.

Education and admissions


J.D., New York University School of Law, 2017

M.S.Ed., Fordham University, 2013

B.A., University of Michigan, 2010

Bar admissions and qualifications

New York

Representative experience

Advised companies on cybersecurity incident response, including preparation of required notifications pursuant to state breach notification laws, and development of media strategies

Conducted privacy- and cybersecurity-related diligence for numerous mergers and acquisitions

Advised clients on privacy- and cybersecurity-related DPC, HHS, and state attorney general investigations and enforcement actions

Prepared proactive, data breach-readiness solutions for clients, including through the creation of incident response plans and conducting board-level tabletop exercises

Advised Fortune 100 companies on policy, regulatory, and legislative developments relating to cybersecurity and national security

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