Gibson Dunn Launches Information Technology, Data Privacy Practice Group

LOS ANGELES - Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP has announced the formation of its new Information Technology and Data Privacy Practice Group.  

The Information Technology and Data Privacy Group formally brings together the firm's lawyers who represent leading technology and online media companies in a broad range of issues, including technology, advertising and privacy litigation.  The group is led by Palo Alto partner Ashlie Beringer, Dallas partner M. Sean Royall, New York partner Alexander H. Southwell and Los Angeles partner Debra Wong Yang, who serve as Practice Group Chairs.

Gibson Dunn lawyers in the Information Technology and Data Privacy Practice Group regularly represent many leading technology and online media companies in a variety of contexts, ranging from compliance counseling to guidance on the legal implications of high-priority business actions to broad-scope representations involving regulatory scrutiny, litigation and law enforcement interest.  The group's attorneys have not only substantive experience and advocacy skills, but also the ability to guide clients through major events, deal with all relevant constituencies, and, where needed, develop and implement a prompt and effective crisis-management strategy. 

Gibson Dunn lawyers in the United States and Europe advise on a full range of information technology and cyber-legal issues.  They include: 

  • Counseling related to compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations governing privacy, social media, data security, online advertising, gaming and related issues.
  • Investigations, litigation and counseling concerning alleged computer fraud, privacy abuse, trade secrets theft, commercial e-mail violations, and data security and network breaches.
  • Criminal referrals and responses to regulatory inquiries.
  • Network security and privacy audits, Internet enforcement and compliance programs, and information security due diligence.   

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 1,000 lawyers and 17 offices, including Brussels, Century City, Dallas, Denver, Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Orange County, Palo Alto, Paris, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Singapore, and Washington, D.C.  For more information, visit