CHRISTOPHER JOYCE is an associate in Sidley's Washington, D.C. office. Christopher maintains a hybrid practice that includes privacy and cybersecurity matters, commercial litigation, and government enforcement actions and investigations. Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, he has worked extensively on issues related to COVID-19.
As a member of Sidley’s Privacy and Cybersecurity practice, Christopher focuses on privacy, cybersecurity, data protection and emerging technology matters regarding regulatory investigations, data breach response, and compliance counseling regarding evolving laws and regulations, such as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), and the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) Cybersecurity Regulation. Christopher regularly conducts privacy and cybersecurity diligence to assess potential liability and compliance issues in transactional matters, and he has worked with clients in responding to financial regulators’ requests for comment regarding the use of artificial intelligence in the financial services industry. Christopher is also a contributor to Sidley’s Privacy Blog, Data Matters: Cybersecurity, Privacy, Data Protection, Internet Law and Policy.
In addition to his work with Sidley’s Privacy and Cybersecurity group, Christopher’s practice includes matters within Sidley’s White Collar: Government Litigation and Investigations and Commercial Litigation groups. In particular, Christopher has experience with investigations involving compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the NYDFS Cybersecurity Regulation, as well as experience defending against government enforcement actions brought by various regulators, including the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Christopher has experience drafting appellate briefs, and has been involved, as amicus curiae and as a party, in appeals before the Social Security Administration, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Christopher earned his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center, and his B.A. in Political Science, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Florida. Upon completing his degree at Georgetown, Christopher served as a Sidley Austin Pro Bono Fellow at the ACLU of the District of Columbia, where he assisted on matters implicating the Hatch Act, the First Amendment, and local political issues in the District.