U.S. President Obama Announces Renewed Focus on Securing Cyberspace and Protecting Consumer Privacy

January 20, 2015

Gibson Dunn partner Alexander Southwell, of counsel Eric Vandevelde and Ryan Bergsieker, and associates Stephenie Gosnell Handler* and Adam Chen are authors of the following article published in the January issue of Bloomberg BNA’s World Data Protection Report.  The team examines, from a legal perspective, President Obama’s reinvigorated priorities in cybersecurity and data privacy following years of stalled efforts to pass legislation.  

U.S. President Obama Announces Renewed Focus on Securing Cyberspace and Protecting Consumer Privacy (click on link)

Mr. Southwell is co-chair of the firm’s Information Technology and Data Privacy Practice Group and a former cybercrimes federal prosecutor.  He works with clients on issues relating to privacy, information technology, data breach, theft of trade secrets and intellectual property, computer fraud, national security, and network and data security.  Mr. Vandevelde is a former federal prosecutor who served as Deputy Chief of the Cyber & Intellectual Property Crimes Section.  Mr. Bergsieker is a former federal computer crimes prosecutor and handles cyber-related internal investigations, government enforcement defense, litigation and counseling.  Stephenie Gosnell Handler is a former active duty officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and holds a master’s degree in national security studies from Georgetown University.  She practices in the firm’s corporate transactions department.  Adam Chen practices in the areas of privacy, information technology, intellectual property and emerging technologies.          

© 2015, World Data Protection Report, Volume 15, Number 1, January 2015.  Reprinted with permission from The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., Washington, D.C.

*  Ms. Gosnell Handler is not yet admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and currently practices under the supervision of the Principals of the Firm.

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