Repeatedly ranked as having one of the best privacy practices in the world, Covington combines exceptional substantive expertise with an unrivaled understanding of the IT industry, and of e-commerce and digital media business models in particular. Our practice provides exceptional coverage of all of the substantive areas of privacy, including IT/technology, data security, financial privacy, health privacy, employment privacy, litigation and transactions. One of our core strengths is the ability to advise clients on relevant privacy and data security rules worldwide, and to help them structure globally valid compliance programs. Our privacy and data security lawyers in the United States, European Union (EU) and Asia have helped write landmark legislation, counseled clients on complex transactions, developed compliance strategies covering a wide variety of statutes and regulations, helped respond to numerous security breaches, authored or co-authored multiple treatises, and represented clients in investigations, enforcement actions, and litigation.
Many of our privacy and data security lawyers have extensive experience in complementary areas, which enables us to counsel clients thoughtfully and efficiently on the full checkerboard of privacy and security laws. Our attorneys have expertise not only in the IT industry, but also in the telecommunications, media, financial services, health care, labor and employment, and food and drug sectors. Our privacy and data security attorneys include litigators, transactional lawyers, and legislative and regulatory strategists with decades of high-level experience dealing with lawmakers and regulators.