MICHAELENE HANLEY is an associate in the Privacy and Cybersecurity group. Michaelene focuses on privacy, cybersecurity, and data protection issues for a diverse group of global companies, including those in the financial, telecommunications, media, industrial, technology, and retail sectors. Michaelene has experience working on a broad range of matters including government and internal investigations, regulatory enforcement actions, product counseling, surveillance and information sharing, privacy program management, and data breach response.
She has worked with clients on international data protection and cross-border transfer issues, matters related to Big Data, the Internet of Things, cloud computing, smart vehicles, privacy regulations and enforcement in federal agencies, and industry self-regulation on privacy matters, as well as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other financial fraud matters. She has represented clients in investigations and related litigation stemming from requests from the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and state attorneys general.
Prior to joining Sidley, Michaelene completed a fellowship at a boutique law firm where she worked predominantly on privacy and cybersecurity litigation matters as well as counseling clients on compliance matters.
Michaelene earned her J.D. from Indiana University Maurer School of Law. While in law school, Michaelene served as research assistant to Professor Fred Cate, Director of Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research and acted as the executive business editor for the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies. Michaelene received her B.A. in French and Russian, cum laude, from Indiana University – Bloomington.