Lisa J. Sotto

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Named among The National Law Journal’s “100 Most Influential Lawyers,” Lisa Sotto chairs Hunton Andrews Kurth’s top-ranked Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice and is the managing partner of the firm’s New York office. She also was named a “Client Service All‐Star” by BTI. Chambers and Partners honored Lisa as the sole recipient of the 2021 Outstanding Contribution to the Legal Profession award, and noted that a peer enthused, “Lisa Sotto is a legend.” She has received widespread recognition for her work in the areas of privacy and cybersecurity. Lisa was voted the world’s leading privacy advisor in all surveys by Computerworld magazine and has received top rankings for privacy and data security by Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500. She serves as the Chairperson of the Department of Homeland Security’s Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee.

Lisa was named one of Ethisphere Magazine’s “Attorneys Who Matter,” listing attorneys who “have risen to the top,” and was named among The National Law Journal’s “Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazers” and “Regulatory & Compliance Trailblazers.” Nicknamed both the “Priestess of Privacy” and “Queen of Breach”, Lisa assists clients in identifying, evaluating and managing risks associated with privacy and data security practices. She advises clients on the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, California Privacy Rights Act of 2020, GLB, HIPAA, COPPA, CAN-SPAM, FCRA, VPPA, security breach notification laws, and other U.S. state and federal privacy and data security requirements (including HR rules), and global data protection laws (including those in the EU, Asia and Latin America). She provides extensive advice on cybersecurity risks, incidents and policy issues, including proactive cyber incident readiness. Since 2005, she has advised clients on more than 2,000 cybersecurity and data breach incidents in the U.S. and abroad, including many of the seminal events.

Lisa speaks frequently at conferences, testifies regularly before the U.S. Congress and other legislative and regulatory agencies, is the author of numerous treatises and articles, has been tapped to lead several industry committees and organizations, is sought after by media outlets and industry publications for her professional insights, and appears regularly on national television and radio news programs. She is the editor and lead author of the legal treatise entitled Privacy and Cybersecurity Law Deskbook, published by Aspen Publishers, Wolters Kluwer Law & Business.

Lisa is chair of the New York Privacy Officers’ Forum and a former member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Privacy Professionals. She received her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she was an editor of the Law Review. Lisa received her B.A. from Cornell University, with Distinction in All Subjects. She is admitted to practice in New York.

ISSA International Events Featuring Lisa J. Sotto

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