STEVE McINERNEY is a senior managing associate in the firm’s Chicago office. His practice focuses on matters related to privacy and cybersecurity law, including data breach and cyber incident response, evolving domestic and international privacy and data protection laws, data use and sharing questions, and internal investigations regarding privacy and cybersecurity issues. He is an IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional/U.S.
Steve has significant experience in a wide array of industries, including technology, telecommunications, financial services/insurance, healthcare, and other consumer-facing companies.
He also represents clients in litigation, and has experience with contract disputes and class actions involving state law claims for fraud and deceptive practices.
Steve graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School, where he won first place in the nationwide Food and Drug Law Institute’s H. Thomas Austern Memorial Writing Competition. Prior to law school, Steve worked for three years at the U.S. Department of Justice as the lead analyst on multiple complex criminal investigations of major pharmaceutical companies relating to violations of FDCA off-label marketing provisions.