CHICAGO, April 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Cody Wamsley has joined McDonald Hopkins LLC, a business advisory and advocacy law firm, as an associate in the firm's national Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group. He comes to McDonald Hopkins from American Express Company, where he provided legal guidance on IT risk and information security and was responsible for managing the enterprise's third party risk.
Based in Chicago, Wamsley has experience advising on global data security and privacy issues, building incident response programs, negotiating and drafting complex technology contracts, and providing counsel on technology transactions. He is knowledgeable on a wide variety of data breach notification laws and a broad range of data privacy and cybersecurity regulations, including those involving the cross-border exchange of personal information, GLBA and other banking regulations, CFAA, FCRA, CAN-SPAM, COPPA, NIST, ISO, PCI-DSS, and SOC audits. Wamsley has spoken widely on information security issues at industry conferences and on television. He is also a registered patent attorney and has broad experience in operational risk, compliance, and intellectual property at both startups and large organizations.
Wamsley holds an LL.M. in intellectual property law from The George Washington University Law School, a J.D. from University of Kansas School of Law, and a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Kansas. He is licensed to practice law in Arizona, the District of Columbia, and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, but is not admitted in Illinois.
About McDonald Hopkins
Founded in 1930, McDonald Hopkins is a business advisory and advocacy law firm with locations in Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Miami, and West Palm Beach. The firm's Chicago office opened in 2007 and is located in the 300 North LaSalle building on the Chicago River. For more information about McDonald Hopkins, visit mcdonaldhopkins.com.
About McDonald Hopkins' Data Privacy and Cybersecurity team
McDonald Hopkins' national Data Privacy and Cybersecurity team has a wealth of experience advising clients in a myriad of industries. The data privacy and cybersecurity attorneys provide support on a daily basis with breach coaching, incident response strategies and management, and during enforcement actions and investigations by state and federal regulators. They also counsel organizations on proactive cybersecurity compliance and data breach preparedness, including training, breach response workshops, and vendor management. McDonald Hopkins also has a dedicated team of litigators to defend clients in single-plaintiff and class action privacy litigation.
Deborah W. Kelm
McDonald Hopkins LLC
600 Superior Avenue, East, Suite 2100
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
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