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Caleb Skeath
Caleb Skeath
Associate
Washington +1 202 662 5119 cskeath@cov.com Download V-card

Caleb Skeath advises clients on a broad range of cybersecurity and privacy issues, including cybersecurity incident response, cybersecurity and privacy compliance obligations, internal investigations, regulatory inquiries, and defending against class-action litigation.

Mr. Skeath specializes in assisting clients in responding to a wide variety of cybersecurity incidents, ranging from advanced persistent threats to theft or misuse of personal information or attacks utilizing destructive malware. Such assistance may include protecting the response to, and investigation of an incident under the attorney-client privilege, supervising response or investigation activities and interfacing with IT or information security personnel, and advising on engagement with internal stakeholders, vendors, and other third parties to maximize privilege protections, including the negotiation of appropriate contractual terms. Mr. Skeath has also advised numerous clients on assessing post-incident notification obligations under applicable state and federal law, developing communications strategies for internal and external stakeholders, and assessing and protecting against potential litigation or regulatory risk following an incident. In addition, he has advised several clients on responding to post-incident regulatory inquiries, including inquiries from the Federal Trade Commission and state Attorneys General.

  • Advise multiple Fortune 100 clients following data and cybersecurity incidents, including subsequent internal investigations, state and federal notification obligations, and associated regulatory and litigation risks.
  • Represent multinational clients in responding to and successfully resolving Federal Trade Commission inquiries regarding cybersecurity, data privacy, and advertising issues.
  • Advise clients on compliance with regulatory and statutory cybersecurity obligations at the federal and state levels, including guidance on “reasonable” cybersecurity measures.
  • Advise educational technology clients regarding compliance with FERPA, COPPA, and other federal and state educational privacy laws, including the development of new educational technology offerings and negotiation of agreements involving educational data.
  • Represent clients facing putative class action claims under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), including successful resolution of claims through dismissal and summary judgment.
  • Counsel financial clients regarding compliance with Graham-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) and FCRA regulations for the clients’ products and services, including assessment of legal risks and drafting of consumer notices.
  • Review clients’ privacy policies and terms of service for compliance with legal requirements and possible litigation or regulatory risks.
  • Assist with internal investigations of potential employee misconduct, including unauthorized use of or access to systems or networks, for multinational clients.
  • Represent a Chapter 11 bankruptcy trustee in connection with multiple adversary litigation proceedings on behalf of the estate.

Pro Bono

  • Provide guidance on FERPA and state educational privacy law requirements to a private school for children with special needs and a non-profit educational technology provider.
  • Draft comment to FTC on educational technology issues for non-profit educational technology provider.
  • Draft and review website privacy policies and terms of service for nonprofit clients.

Previous Experience

  • United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, Intern (2012)
  • Racial Justice Improvement Project, American Bar Association, Lead Data & Research Coordinator (2010)
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Office of International Affairs, Intern (2009)