Svetlana McManus

Associate

Washington, D.C.
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Overview

Svetlana McManus is a member of the firm’s Digital Risk Advisory and Cybersecurity team, focusing her practice on data breach response and security compliance issues. She works closely with clients to guide them through incident response and data breach investigations, including coordinating digital forensic investigations of data security incidents, determining breach notification obligations, and overseeing implementation of remediation efforts. While managing response efforts, she educates clients on reasonable cybersecurity requirements, and obligations under federal and state privacy and data security regulations. She also advises on compliance with requirements imposed by privacy and data security laws, including EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS).

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  • Oversees cybersecurity and data breach incident investigations, conducts data breach notification assessments, counsels clients on cybersecurity reporting requirements, and assists in designing post-incident response remediation plans.
  • Collaborates with law enforcement, governmental agencies, and state regulators on behalf of the clients and drafts responses to regulatory inquiries from State Attorneys General, New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR), and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
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Experience

  • Oversees cybersecurity and data breach incident investigations, conducts data breach notification assessments, counsels clients on cybersecurity reporting requirements, and assists in designing post-incident response remediation plans.
  • Collaborates with law enforcement, governmental agencies, and state regulators on behalf of the clients and drafts responses to regulatory inquiries from State Attorneys General, New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR), and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
  • Composes comprehensive information security governance programs, including drafting applicable security policies such as Written Information Security Programs, Incident Response Plans, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plans, and Data Classification and Access Control Policies.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Certificate in Cybersecurity Strategy, Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies
  • Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)

Community

  • National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP)
  • Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Prior Positions

  • Office of Senator Dianne Feinstein, Senate Judiciary Committee: Law Clerk
  • United States Air Force, National Security Agency: Senior Cryptologic Russian Language Analyst
  • USAA Federal Savings Bank: Legal Intern, Bank Counsel

Admissions

  • District of Columbia

Education

  • LL.M., National Security Law, Georgetown University Law Center, 2018; Journal of National Security Law and Policy, LL.M. Staff Editor; National Security Law Society
  • J.D., St. Mary’s University School of Law, 2017, cum laude; Harlan Honors Society; Dean's Scholarship; St. Mary's Law Journal, Staff Writer
  • B.A., Political Science, Binghamton University, 2011

Languages

  • Russian