Privacy & Cybersecurity

Weil’s Privacy & Cybersecurity practice leverages the experience of its practitioners in the United States and Europe to provide comprehensive counseling on the full spectrum of privacy and cybersecurity matters. We have extensive experience advising on compliance and risk management, performing due diligence, assessing risk in transactions, assisting in product development, guiding cybersecurity efforts, responding to data security incidents, and defending bet-the-company litigation.

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We partner with our clients to develop holistic and tailored strategies to mitigate and address business and legal risks in connection with advising on the privacy and cybersecurity aspects of the full range of corporate transactions (in close partnership with Weil’s Private Equity and M&A practice and Technology & IP Transactions practice), defending government investigations and other privacy-related proceedings, counseling with respect to compliance with a broad array of jurisdiction- and sector-specific privacy and data security laws, and coordinating urgent first-responder assistance in the event of a breach.

Recognizing that a privacy- or cyber related development can expand to encompass a number of other significant legal issues, our practitioners work closely with attorneys in our White Collar Defense, Regulatory and Investigations, Securities Litigation, Complex Commercial Litigation, Restructuring and Employment Litigation practices, among others, to address all aspects of privacy-related risks, including those related to trade secrets theft, funding or financial issues, and disputes with vendors and other third parties.

We also maintain excellent working relationships with public relations and communications firms and other cyber-first responders and forensic experts, as well as insurance carriers and brokers, so that our clients have one-stop access to all of the resources necessary to swiftly address and resolve a crisis situation, should one develop.

Specifically, Weil lawyers routinely work with clients in the following areas:

Internal investigations and assessments; Restructuring-related privacy representation; EU General Data Protection Regulation; Privacy-related marketing laws (TCPA/CAN-SPAM); Privacy considerations for data sets and AI; Privacy considerations in e-Discovery; Government investigations; California Consumer Privacy Act / California Privacy Rights Act; Draft and negotiate corporate transactional documents; Conduct due diligence; Advise on global privacy compliance matters; Existing and emerging state privacy laws; Children's privacy considerations (COPPA/ FERPA / GDPR / CCPA); Data breach response; Biometrics and facial recognition; Privacy-related litigation (including class actions)

Selected Representations

Technology Acquisitions


Employment Data Privacy


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