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Katherine (Katie) R. H. Gasztonyi

Associate
Washington, D.C.

Katherine (Katie) R. H. Gasztonyi

Katie Gasztonyi brings both insight and experience to clients facing critical data-related compliance challenges and business risks. She helps clients with respect to privacy, cybersecurity, and other significant digital technology issues, including privacy incident remediation and notification, behavioral advertising and social media privacy practices, and cybersecurity risk management.

Katie also regularly counsels global clients on cross-border data transfers and advises on complex transactional matters involving the use, disclosure, and protection of data.

Katie works alongside internal legal and information security teams to develop practical solutions for managing privacy and cybersecurity risk, and for addressing new and emerging technologies, innovations, and their associated data flows. Katie also counsels clients on consumer protection issues, including deceptive advertising issues, federal telemarketing, and text marketing regulations under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) Telephone Sales Rule, and the CAN-SPAM Act.

With experience litigating class action lawsuits alleging privacy claims as well as representing clients in investigations before the FTC regarding privacy and data security issues, Katie effectively hones in on potential consumer and regulatory risks and helps clients develop and improve practical policies and compliance measures.

While in law school, Katie was managing editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy and editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology. Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Katie was an associate in a large, international law firm where she focused on privacy and intellectual property counseling and litigation.

Representative Experience

Advising companies on data collection, use, and disclosure, and cross-border practices.

Counseling financial, media, and technology companies on federal and state privacy and cybersecurity laws, including COPPA, GLBA, ECPA, and TCPA.

Counsel for a U.S. defense contractor in connection with a comprehensive overview of the company's cybersecurity program.

Represented companies in federal investigations arising from privacy, advertising, and other consumer protection matters.*

Represented consumer electronics company in multi-district putative class action privacy litigation.*

Advised companies and industry groups on privacy-related legislative advocacy strategy.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

Education and admissions

Education

  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 2012
  • A.B., Harvard College, 2009

Memberships

  • Member, American Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • California
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