Vice chair, cyber/data/privacy practice, Cooley
Boris Segalis, vice chair of Cooley’s cyber/data/privacy practice, has focused his practice exclusively on privacy, data protection and cybersecurity for more than 10 years. He counsels clients on a range of privacy, cybersecurity and information management issues in the context of compliance, business strategy, technology transactions, breach preparedness and response, disputes and regulatory investigations and legislative and regulatory strategy. He advises clients on information law issues within data-based products and services, big data programs, smart grid operations, marketing and advertising, corporate transactions (including M&A, private equity, buyouts, public offerings and bankruptcy), state and federal investigations and regulatory actions, cross-border data transfer, vendor management, cloud computing, technology transactions, incident and breach response and pre-response planning.
Boris represents clients in a variety of industries, ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies. His clients include companies in the consumer products and services areas, online retailers and ecommerce, fintech, blockchain, media and entertainment, pharmaceutical, utilities, travel-related businesses, B2B SaaS technology, payment processing, and non-profit organizations.
For six consecutive years, Boris has been individually recognized by Chambers USA in the Privacy & Data Security category, and is recognized by Chambers Global for Privacy & Data Security – USA. He was also previously recognized by Crains NY 40 under 40. Boris is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) through the International Association of Privacy Professionals, has served as co-chair of NYC IAPP KnowledgeNet and served on the IAPP’s Research Board.
Before joining Cooley, Boris was the former US co-chair of Norton Rose Fulbright’s data protection, privacy and cybersecurity practice group. Prior to Norton Rose Fulbright, he practiced at two national firms, subsequently joining InfoLawGroup LLP, where he helped develop the firm into one of the leading privacy and data security practices in the US. Boris began his career in the aerospace industry where he worked as an engineer on the Space Shuttle and other space programs.
Boris regularly speaks on Fox News Live as an authority on privacy and data security issues. He is a co-author of the Privacy and Data Security Law Deskbook, Aspen Publishers, Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, July 2010.
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