As a top-tier global privacy and cybersecurity law firm, we assist clients with cybersecurity compliance and governance programs, data security litigation and investigations, and multi-jurisdictional regulatory, law enforcement and policy issues. Our lawyers have deep experience in the rapidly developing areas of information security, cyber and technology, advising clients on cutting-edge issues related to the Internet of Things, big data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), adtech, data governance, data ethics and other innovative business applications. We also work with C-suite executives and corporate boards to address their public disclosure obligations and fiduciary responsibilities to shareholders and other stakeholders.
Few other privacy and cybersecurity law firms can match the depth and breadth of Sidley’s global cyberlaw platform. We bring value to clients in the following ways:
- Integrated Services: We leverage the firm’s vast network of resources and cross-servicing opportunities for our clients, working across offices and disciplines to ensure they benefit from our collective experience. Our cyberlaw team works closely with colleagues from the firm’s Banking and Financial Services, Life Sciences, Litigation, International Trade, Technology and IP Transactions, Telecom and Internet Competition, and Government Strategies practices to provide seamless advice on complex privacy and cybersecurity law issues.
- Cyber Investigations and Litigation: We represent clients on the full scope of investigation, enforcement and litigation arising from cybersecurity incidents. We conduct confidential internal investigations for a diverse range of businesses, often advising on corporate governance issues and compliance programs. Our lawyers have achieved victory in several high-profile class action cases.
- International Regulatory Insight: Members of our team have been involved in the development of cyberlaw regulation and enforcement, having formerly served in senior government roles. We are active in Washington, D.C. with respect to investigations and guidance by the FTC, the expanding cybersecurity agenda of the SEC, state attorneys general and the new White House privacy framework. Our lawyers have in-depth knowledge of EU and UK regulations and have developed strong relationships with a number of European regulators. Lawyers in the group also advise clients regarding privacy law requirements and developments in the Asia Pacific region.
- Industry Advocate: Our privacy and cybersecurity lawyers remain on the leading edge of cyberlaw with innovative thought leadership. In addition to frequent speaking engagements, news alerts, webinars and publications, we keep clients abreast of emerging issues through our industry-leading blog: Data Matters and through organizing many industry privacy and cyber networks and roundtables including Women in Privacy and dplegal. We also provide frequent insights and developments on the California Consumer Privacy Act and the General Data Protection Regulation.