Dechert’s deep bench of experienced partners and associates, global footprint and industry-specific experience are true differentiators. We provide seamless, holistic service to clients in any type of matter, including strategic counseling and advice, incident response enforcement defense and litigation.

Dechert’s global Cybersecurity, Privacy and AI practice is second to none. Our partners are top, sought-after, thought leaders, many of whom are pioneers in this space. The team has advised at the most senior levels of the government, testified before Congress, prosecuted cyber criminals, handled some of the largest, high-profile data breaches, litigation and enforcement actions in the space, negotiated data sharing terms with the EU on behalf of the U.S., and taught one of the first cyber law school classes in the country. Our team offers:

Award-winning, top-ranked team with an experienced senior bench. Our deep, global bench of partners have decades of experience, several of whom are pioneers in the space. The team includes partners who are top ranked in The Legal 500 for Cyber Law/Data Protection, including a “Leading Lawyer” (one of only 17 in the country), the founder of one of the first Cybersecurity and Privacy practices in the AmLaw50, a former United States Attorney and several former assistant U.S. attorneys, among others.  

Experience in high-profile, cutting-edge matters. Our matters are featured in front-page headlines, but our best work is often on matters that no one ever hears about, such as the regulatory inquiry that quietly goes away, or the creative, sophisticated strategic counseling advice that solves a company’s thorniest cross-border data transfer issue.

Most recently, we are advising clients on privacy matters post-Roe v. Wade, handling the world’s most high-profile cyberattacks such as the MOVEit data breach and breaches involving Russian intelligence, Chinese sponsored state actors and the like. We have also counseled leading pharmaceutical companies on Covid-19 vaccine security during the pandemic. We have experience defending litigation or regulatory matters across the globe and providing critical strategic advice on thorny global data issues.

In addition, we have conducted privacy and cybersecurity due diligence on hundreds of transactions. Our innovative “reverse diligence” product helps clients prepare for a sale or IPO.

Industry-specific knowledge. No industry or company is immune to cyberattacks. We have a wealth of experience advising and representing clients in various sectors, including financial services, asset management and investment funds, advertising and media emerging technology, telecommunications, healthcare, life sciences, and real estate.

Global footprint. In the past year alone, we have advised on matters involving Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, European Economic Area (EEA), Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Norway, Singapore, Switzerland, UK, and the U.S. We collaborate closely with some of the world’s largest multinational companies and European regulators on the complex and demanding legal, compliance and policy issues under the GDPR, UK Data Protection Act and the ePrivacy Directive.

Our ongoing work with clients on cross-border data transfer issues is risk based and solution oriented, particularly considering the evolving legal landscape following the Schrems II decision, related guidance by regulators and the proposed new Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs). Our lawyers have designed and implemented sophisticated policies and practical procedures that comply with the strict requirements of EU laws, including consent management, cross-border data transfers, recordkeeping and analysis, and handling of DSARs.