Manatt’s multidisciplinary and global privacy and data security practice provides critical services at the intersection of corporate data and legal and operational risk. Our end-to-end practice spans the spectrum of cybersecurity services, including proactive counseling, assessment, program development and incident preparedness and reactive incident response, regulatory inquiries and investigations, and litigation defense.
We have counseled clients on some of the most significant and complex public and nonpublic data security incidents and privacy matters, both domestically and abroad, and on related litigation and regulatory investigations.
Our attorneys and consultants are well versed not only in the law; we deliver a business-focused approach aided by our knowledge of technology. We can quickly understand your infrastructure and the need for our advice to align with your technology, controls, strategies and objectives.
Teamwork is paramount to our services. Our team members have significant in-house, regulatory and investigation experience; we also have significant experience working with critical industry constituents ranging from statehouses (e.g., through our Sacramento, California, and Albany, New York, state government practices) to Washington, D.C., and representing clients in bet-the-company litigation in courthouses around the country. We recognize that managing and reducing cyber and privacy risks require a uniform, enterprise-level initiative, and we prioritize the engagement of cross-functional stakeholders in developing and implementing bespoke solutions.
Put simply, we provide practical advice tailored to your infrastructure, technology, business and objectives. For us, it is imperative that the advice and solutions we offer are both pragmatic and actionable.
Our clients range from Fortune 100 companies to startups. We advise clients across a range of industries, including highly regulated industries such as financial services, fintech, health care and government contracting and defense; market disruptors like adtech, martech and insuretech; and consumer-facing industries such as ecommerce, retail and consumer products; as well as nonprofits and public services.
“Manatt, Phelps & Phillips’ Privacy and Data Security team is one of the strongest in the legal arena. As a data breach incident response and forensics firm we handle up to 100 cases a month and consistently work with over 50 law firms. I would put Manatt in the top five of the fifty firms based on their expertise and demonstrated performance as breach coaches… You won’t find anyone with stronger cyber skills!”
– Client testimonial shared with Legal 500 in 2021.
Our practice spans the full life cycle of data management, cyber and privacy risk, and litigation. We advise on proactive and reactive security and privacy matters and identify pragmatic solutions to data and technology challenges that appropriately balance clients’ operational costs and risk appetites.
Our Interdisciplinary Offerings
Manatt’s privacy and data security clients benefit from our firm’s interdisciplinary approach to legal and professional services. Given the industry-specific nature of many privacy and data security matters and regulations in the U.S., our team works closely with attorneys and consultants in Manatt’s health, financial services and government practices—notably through our offices in Albany, Sacramento and Washington, D.C.—to provide comprehensive and specialized advice. By working alongside our industry-aligned colleagues, we can provide not only robust advice on your company’s privacy and data security obligations but also work to ensure that compliance activities are tailored to your business and follow best practices for your industry.