Our nationally recognized BakerHostetler Privacy and Data Protection team, with more than 40 lawyers, combines multidisciplinary legal skills with deep industry, technical, and regulatory experience to deliver comprehensive, practical, and trusted guidance to companies in six key areas:
A longtime leader in this practice area, we represent companies from all tiers of the Fortune 500 as well as hospitals, universities, small and midsize businesses, emerging technology companies, and state and municipal entities. Our experienced team members practice in key locations across the United States and have global capabilities, maintaining strategic partnerships with lawyers, security firms, and risk management companies around the world.
Chambers USA ranks us in its 2015 edition, recognizing our “longstanding expertise in major data breaches” and “significant regulatory practice.” According to the guide, clients say we are “a collection of very smart and conscientious lawyers who think things through in a very meticulous way” and note that “[t]hey put the right people on the team. They were also very responsive and really listened to us.” Clients tell Chambers that our team’s national leader, Ted Kobus, is “one of the best around and has a great and expanding team.” Chambers also nominated us with a select group of firms for a 2015 Chambers USA Award as “Privacy and Data Security Team of the Year” for our outstanding work, strategic growth, and client service excellence during 2014.
Law360 recognized our team as one of the nation’s best practices when it selected us as one of its Practice Groups of the Year for Privacy in three consecutive years, 2013, 2014 and 2015. In addition, partner Craig Hoffman was selected by Law360 as one of three 2015 Privacy Rising Stars. Our team’s co-leader, Ted Kobus, was named a Law360 MVP for Privacy and Consumer Protection in 2013 and our Class Action Defense team leader, Paul Karlsgodt, was named a Law360 MVP for Privacy and Consumer Protection in 2014 and 2015.
We work with clients across a broad range of industries and have particular experience with the following: