Our privacy and cybersecurity attorneys bring a unique blend of practical experience, transatlantic perspective, and cutting-edge legal understanding to help our clients thrive in the modern data economy and connected world.  We help navigate the evolving privacy and cybersecurity legal landscape, keep pace with emerging technologies and cyberthreats, and zealously defend our clients in disputes over privacy concerns or cybersecurity incidents.

Co-chaired by a nationally renowned privacy leader and an experienced former cybercrime prosecutor, the Privacy and Cybersecurity Team at Womble Bond Dickinson leverages deep knowledge and experience across the broad spectrum of privacy and cybersecurity legal issues.  We have advised organizations across industry sectors – from innovative tech start-ups to global retail brands and heavily regulated healthcare and financial institutions.

 In particular, our areas of focus include the following:

Data Collection and Management

Cybersecurity Risk Management

Data Breach Response

Europe’s GDPR and Cross-Border Issues

Online Privacy

Cybersecurity and Privacy Disputes

Payments and Financial Data

Communications and Marketing

Government Requests and Enforcement

HIPAA Rules and Healthcare Data

Employee and Student Privacy

Cybercrime and Digital Investigation


Regulation and enforcement of privacy and cybersecurity matters have grown precipitously as government authorities respond to new technologies, privacy concerns, and cyberattacks.  Companies today are facing new compliance obligations, greater legal uncertainty, and increasing liability and business risk. We help our clients comply with evolving local, federal, and global privacy regulations; implement privacy by design and best practices; and resolve legal demands and privacy litigation – while also making the most of their data assets and business opportunities.  Equally adept at cybersecurity issues, we are able to implement a comprehensive “Prepare Respond Defend” approach to help minimize legal and business risk through preparedness, effectively respond to data breaches, and skillfully defend against related lawsuits and government actions.