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
December 10, 2018
California Consumer Protection Act Privacy Groups Urge California Lawmakers Not to Weaken California Consumer Privacy Act • A variety of privacy groups, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Digital Privacy Alliance and the...
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Data Privacy Monitor
The Weekly Privacy Rewind
By Aaron R. Lancaster
December 5, 2018
GDPR European Regulators Fine Uber Over 2016 Data Breach • British and Dutch privacy regulators issued fines totaling approximately $1.2 million against ride-hailing company Uber over its 2016 data breach. • According to the U.K.’s...
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Data Privacy Monitor
The Weekly Privacy Rewind
By Aaron R. Lancaster
November 26, 2018
Class Actions Pennsylvania Supreme Court Declares Employers Have Affirmative Duty to Protect Employee Personal Information • According to a recent opinion by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, “an employer has a legal duty to exercise...
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Data Privacy Monitor
The Weekly Privacy Rewind
By Aaron R. Lancaster
October 25, 2018
Class Actions Plaintiffs Seek Approval for $4.3 Million Settlement With Sonic in Credit Card Data Breach Suit • Following a variety of lawsuits against fast food chain Sonic Drive-In related to a 2017 credit card data breach, plaintiffs...
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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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