Aaron R. Lancaster

Counsel

Washington, D.C.
T +1.202.861.1501
F +1.202.861.1783

Overview

Aaron Lancaster’s privacy and data protection practice is strengthened by his depth of knowledge of the field’s rapidly changing laws. Certified as an Information Privacy Professional by the International Association of Privacy Professionals, Aaron assists clients in investigating and mitigating the damages associated with data losses, counsels them on notification issues and leads them through the regulatory minefield associated with investigations following a breach. His understanding of and experience with state and federal data privacy laws makes him a trusted client advocate, capable of delivering sound advice.

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  • Developed comprehensive strategy for telecommunications client to educate state Attorneys General in the area of child-online protection.
  • Represented credit card companies in litigation by state Attorneys General alleging consumer protection violations arising from advertising and sale of ancillary credit card products and services; successfully settled multiple lawsuits without need to answer complaints.
  • Represented client in first-in-kind lawsuit by state Attorney General alleging violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
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Experience

  • Developed comprehensive strategy for telecommunications client to educate state Attorneys General in the area of child-online protection.
  • Represented credit card companies in litigation by state Attorneys General alleging consumer protection violations arising from advertising and sale of ancillary credit card products and services; successfully settled multiple lawsuits without need to answer complaints.
  • Represented client in first-in-kind lawsuit by state Attorney General alleging violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
  • Advised clients on compliance with various state and federal data privacy laws.
  • Assisted clients on legal compliance and loss mitigation issues following data breach.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
    • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US)

Pro Bono

  • Litigated on behalf of indigent clients in a variety of Washington, D.C., courts, including landlord-tenant, housing conditions and small claims courts.
  • Advised a start-up trade association on anti-trust and corporate matters.

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Education

  • J.D., The University of Illinois College of Law, 2000, magna cum laude; University of Illinois Journal of Law, Technology and Policy, Editor and Founding Member
  • B.A., The George Washington University, 1995

Blog

In The Blogs

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Data Privacy Monitor
The Weekly Privacy Rewind
By Aaron R. Lancaster
October 8, 2018
BIPA Medline and Con Tech Lighting Latest Illinois Employers Hit With Claims under BIPA • Two Illinois employers, Con Tech Lighting and Medline Industries, are the latest to face claims alleging violations of Illinois’ Biometric...
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Data Privacy Monitor
The Weekly Privacy Rewind
By Aaron R. Lancaster
September 20, 2018
Class Actions Judge Approves $80M Settlement in Yahoo Data Breach Suit • U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh awarded plaintiffs $80 million in a consolidated class action brought against Yahoo by shareholders resulting from data breaches Yahoo...
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Data Privacy Monitor
New Mexico Attorney General Is Turning Up the Heat on Enforcement of Data Privacy Laws
By Sara M. Goldstein, Aaron R. Lancaster
September 18, 2018
With the announcement last week of its new lawsuit against several tech companies for violating Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), the FTC Act, and New Mexico’s Unfair Practices Act (“UPA”), the State of New Mexico Office...
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Data Privacy Monitor
The Weekly Privacy Rewind
By Aaron R. Lancaster
September 10, 2018
Class Actions Hotel Investment and Management Firm Aimbridge Hospitality LLC Removes Putative Class Action to Federal Court • Hospitality company Aimbridge Hospitality LLC (Aimbridge) removed a putative class action lawsuit by a former...
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Data Privacy Monitor
The Weekly Privacy Rewind
By Aaron R. Lancaster
September 5, 2018
Class Actions San Francisco Transit Agency Seeks Approval of Class Action Settlement • Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) sought preliminary approval of a class action settlement to resolve claims that the transit agency’s mobile app secretly...
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