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
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...
Data Privacy Monitor
Looking Back: The Federal Trade Commission Issues Annual Data Privacy Report for 2017
By John W. Busch
February 6, 2018
On Jan. 18, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published its Annual Privacy and Data Security Update. The update is helpful to businesses in that it recaps the efforts and areas of involvement the FTC has targeted in the past year as...
Data Privacy Monitor
Coming Full Circle: FTC Recovers BIAS Regulation Jurisdiction Following FCC Vote
By John W. Busch
January 3, 2018
In a widely publicized decision, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) voted on Dec. 14, 2017, to repeal the tenets of the Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet Order, or the Open Internet Order, of 2015. See Protecting and...