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Kurt Wimmer
Kurt Wimmer
Partner
Washington +1 202 662 5278 kwimmer@cov.com Download V-card

Kurt Wimmer is the U.S. chair of our Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group, and is past chair of the Privacy and Information Security Committee of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Section. He is rated in the first tier by Legal 500, designated as a national leader in Chambers USA, and is included in Best Lawyers in America in four areas. Sources for Chambers USA describe him as "a leading person in the field" and "extremely gifted at what he does."

Mr. Wimmer represents major social media companies, global technology companies, and multinationals on privacy, cybersecurity, and technology law issues. As a former Fortune 500 general counsel, he “offers clients experience and insight having been both in-house and outside counsel,” according to Chambers USA. His clients include Facebook, Microsoft, Samsung, Accenture, Amazon, General Mills, ExxonMobil, Instagram, WhatsApp, Evernote, Cloudflare, CBS, the National Football League, and the National Hockey League.

  • Provides ongoing global privacy advice to a major social media company.
  • Represented one of the largest consumer electronics companies in the world in a global privacy assessment, and assisted in crafting new privacy policies in more than 70 languages, a privacy-by-design program, and a privacy governance system.
  • Representation of a Fortune 500 media company in obtaining a complete victory in a non-public FTC investigation.
  • Negotiation of favorable consent orders for multiple clients before the FTC.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Immediate Past Chair, Privacy and Information Security Committee of the American Bar Association Section on Antitrust Law
  • Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) Internet Legal Resource Center Board of Advisors
  • Global Internet Policy Project, Advisory Board Member
  • Legal 500 US, First Tier
  • Chambers USA, Leader Designation
  • Chambers Global, Data Protection
  • Best Lawyers in America, Four Areas
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers, Information Technology
  • Washingtonian, Best Lawyers
  • Who's Who Legal