Nathan Salminen

Nathan Salminen

Senior Associate, Washington, D.C.

Email nathan.salminen@​

Phone +1 202 637 5413

Fax +1 202 637 5910

Practice groupRegulatory

Nathan Salminen counsels clients regarding transactional, privacy, and cybersecurity matters. Nathan focuses on helping his clients secure favorable terms in agreements that involve sensitive or valuable data, evaluating the privacy and data security risks associated with mergers or acquisitions, assessing data breaches, and assisting his clients in complying with privacy laws.

Nathan advises leading companies regarding the privacy and data security terms in service and licensing agreements, with a focus on agreements that involve personally identifiable or other regulated or sensitive data. Nathan's experience includes drafting, revising, and negotiating agreements for clients in many sectors of the economy, including healthcare, manufacturing, entertainment, and finance. Nathan also has extensive experience assessing the privacy and data security risks of companies in connection with mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, or potential vendor relationships.

Before becoming a lawyer, Nathan worked as a software engineer for 13 years, and he has broad knowledge of software development and network security. Many important privacy and cybersecurity matters span both the legal and technical realms. Nathan is able to offer his clients experience in both of those realms. Nathan has managed security risk assessments, security compliance efforts, and data breach responses for his clients.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Nathan was an associate in a large, international law firm where he focused on technology transactions, intellectual property, and privacy. Nathan also worked for the Senate Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law for a summer as a law clerk.

Education and admissions


J.D., Columbia Law School, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, 2013

B.S., Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service, 1997

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia

New York

Representative experience

Drafted and negotiated privacy and data security terms in vendor agreements for a leader in the entertainment industry.

Assessed the compliance of a multinational health company with the General Data Protection Regulation's (GDPR) data security requirements.

Advised a financial institution regarding the legal and technical aspects of a major data breach.

Evaluated the privacy and data security risks associated with the acquisition of an US$80 billion company.

Drafted template privacy and data security terms for a cloud-based software company.

Assisted a software company with creating a product development strategy around compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

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