BakerHostetler Adds Longtime FinTech Privacy Lawyer as Partner in D.C.

Eulonda G. Skyles brings experience as a leading privacy lawyer for the technology and banking industries to firm's award-winning privacy and data protection team

Press Releases / January 22, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Jan. 22, 2019 — BakerHostetler announced today the addition of Eulonda G. Skyles to its privacy and data protection team, where she will bring decades of experience providing strategic advice on privacy matters to technology companies and financial institutions. She joins the firm from Capital One, where she served as associate general counsel for privacy and data security.

Skyles has counseled financial institutions, software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies, e-commerce companies, and other fintech and traditional technology entities on data privacy and intellectual property matters as both an outside and in-house counsel. In addition to serving first as associate general counsel for IP litigation and then for privacy and data security at Capital One, Skyles also served as litigation counsel at Yahoo!.

Skyles offers strategic advice for entities looking to protect company and customer data in compliance with federal and state privacy laws such as GLBA, HIPAA, CAN-SPAM, TCPA, and TSR. She also assists clients negotiating complex, cross-border technology agreements, paying particularly close attention to compliance matters and creating systems to safely share, store, and recover intellectual property and other personal data assets. She regularly speaks at conferences and on panels on a wide range of privacy and technology issues.

“Our clients demand boutique-style service along with a broad and knowledgeable team that can handle anything thrown at them,” said Theodore J. Kobus, leader of the firm’s privacy and data protection team. “Eulonda’s extensive experience working in Silicon Valley and at Capital One increases our ability to provide for exactly that need, particularly with technology and financial services clients.”

Skyles received her J.D. from Stanford University Law School and her B.A. from Cornell University.

“I’m thrilled to join the esteemed privacy and data protection team at BakerHostetler,” Skyles said. “I look forward to sharing my experience and knowledge with the team and using our combined capabilities to shape the way leading-edge technology and financial institutions adapt and respond to today’s privacy landscape.”

BakerHostetler’s privacy and data protection team is consistently selected by general counsel worldwide to address their most critical issues. Selected as a Law360 2018 “Practice Group of the Year,” the team provides a full range of practical, strategic advice for companies across a myriad of industries. The team’s comprehensive experience includes working on nearly 25 percent of all data breaches reported in the last year. Beyond breaches and high-stakes class action litigation, the team handles cutting-edge work including how biometric data is handled, the new California Consumer Protection Act and the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation.


About BakerHostetler

Recognized as one of the top firms for client service, BakerHostetler is a leading national law firm that helps clients around the world address their most complex and critical business and regulatory issues. With five core national practice groups — Business, Employment, Intellectual Property, Litigation and Tax – the firm has more than 960 lawyers located in 14 offices coast to coast. BakerHostetler is widely regarded as having one of the country’s top 10 tax practices, a nationally recognized litigation practice, an award-winning data privacy practice and an industry-leading business practice. The firm is also recognized internationally for its groundbreaking work recovering more than $13 billion in the Madoff Recovery Initiative, representing the SIPA Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC. Visit


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