Locke Lord’s Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice Group consists of more than 30 lawyers in 13 offices across the United States and in London. With a range of backgrounds in insurance, finance, retail, health care, energy, intellectual property and litigation (among others), our group provides advice that takes into account the standards and practices of the industries and legal frameworks in which our clients operate, as well as laws and regulations of countries on a worldwide basis. With a history of rankings by various institutions, our privacy and cybersecurity practice and individual lawyers have been recognized as leaders in the field by both Legal 500 and Chambers USA. Locke Lord was ranked third among firms for outside counsel in the Cyber/Privacy category in Corporate Counsel's Best of 2020. We are members of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (“IAPP”) and several of the members of our Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice Group are IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professionals.
Our lawyers counsel clients with respect to data stewardship and management in a time of explosive information and technological growth. We help clients protect and manage personal data as well as proprietary and other information assets and other cyber risk exposures. We guide our clients in meeting their legal, regulatory and contractual obligations concerning the collection, use, transmission, storage and destruction of data and in mitigating the cybersecurity risks. Our lawyers regularly develop document retention policies, information security plans, privacy policies, data breach plans and other inward-facing materials. In the event of a security incident, we provide the requisite legal evaluation, guide forensic evaluations and, if necessary, prepare data breach responses and oversee remediation, as well as work with clients to prepare for and respond to inquiries from governmental agencies and affected individuals.