John W. Busch


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John Busch approaches his privacy and data protection practice with the scrutiny and intellect required of the rapidly evolving cybersecurity field. Comfortable at the intersection of cybersecurity, compliance and litigation, John advises clients on issues ranging from information governance to data breach incident response.

Select Experience

  • Regularly provides representation handling cybersecurity incidents, including the navigation of state, federal and international breach notification laws.
  • Litigated the dismissal of a putative class action cybersecurity lawsuit involving a hospital system that experienced an alleged data breach.
  • Extensive experience advocating for corporations and individual clients as lead associate in both state and federal court, providing counsel at all phases of litigation and trial.

Recognitions and Memberships


  • Houston Bar Association
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association


  • Habitat for Humanity: Volunteer


  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • Texas


  • J.D., Baylor Law School, 2014; Baylor Law Review, Articles Editor; Baylor Law Order of the Barristers
  • B.B.A., Texas A&M University, cum laude


In The Blogs

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Data Privacy Monitor
New FTC Provides Insights Into Its Plan for a Balanced Approach to Data Privacy and Security
By Carolina A. Alonso, John W. Busch, Alan L. Friel
December 19, 2018
This year brought unprecedented focus on consumer privacy – the rollout of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Cambridge Analytica controversy and Congressional hearings, a GDPR-light law coming out of...
Blockchain Monitor
Ohio Accepting Bitcoin for Taxes, Multiple SEC and Financial Crime Developments, New Blockchain Capital Markets and Enterprise Initiatives
By John W. Busch, Heather K. P. Fincher, Robert A. Musiala Jr., Diana J. Stern
November 30, 2018
In this issue: • Satisfying Tax and Other Liabilities With Cryptocurrency • New SEC ICO Enforcement and Developments on Unregistered Securities, Fraud, Promotions and the Howey Test • International Crypto Crime Developments, OFAC Lists...
Data Privacy Monitor
Broker-Dealer and Investment Adviser Agrees to Settle SEC Enforcement Action Arising From a Data Security Incident
By John W. Busch, William R. Daugherty
October 18, 2018
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced a consent order settling an enforcement action brought by the SEC against Voya Financial Advisors Inc. (VFA) in connection with a data security incident that occurred in...
Data Privacy Monitor
Department of Justice Releases Attorney General's First Cyber-Digital Task Force Report
By John W. Busch
August 17, 2018
The Department of Justice recently released its comprehensive assessment of cyber threats in the United States, titled “Report of the Attorney General’s Cyber-Digital Task Force.” The Report is the result of the establishment of the...
Data Privacy Monitor
SEC Clarifies Existing Cybersecurity Disclosure Guidance
By John W. Busch, Jonathan A. Forman, Craig A. Hoffman
February 28, 2018
On February 21, 2018, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued cybersecurity disclosure guidance for public companies (“SEC Guidance”) that, according to SEC Chair Jay Clayton, “reinforces and expands” on the SEC Division...