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Brian B. Kennedy

Washington, D.C.

Brian B. Kennedy
Brian Kennedy focuses on delivering practical solutions to complex privacy and cybersecurity legal challenges. He advises clients on a broad range of digital technology issues including compliance with the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and novel compliance and public policy questions associated with emerging technologies.

Brian's privacy practice focuses on developing forward-thinking consumer privacy solutions. He has managed comprehensive GDPR compliance projects for several multinational technology companies. He also regularly advises on the development of technologies related to cloud platforms, machine learning, and the Internet of Things, among other areas.

Brian's cybersecurity practice focuses on helping clients effectively manage cybersecurity risk. He advises on the implementation of risk management programs both from a governance and information security perspective. He also helps clients develop clear strategies for responding to government investigations in the wake of large-scale cyber attacks.

While in law school, Brian was a member of the Virginia Law Review and served in several leadership positions including as president of the Human Rights Study Project. Prior to law school, Brian earned a master's degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics and worked as the program coordinator and research associate for the Africa Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). He has also worked in the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. State Department.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2014
  • M.S., with merit, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2009
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Cornell University College of Arts & Sciences, 2008

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
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