I litigate a broad array of commercial cases and advise clients on privacy, cybersecurity, and other aspects of technology law. In litigation, I hasve appeared before state and federal courts in seven states and the District of Columbia, where I have handled major industrial accident, business tort, environmental, insurance, and construction claims before trial courts and on appeal. Outside the traditional courtroom, I have fought government contract cases before the General Accounting Office and other governmental agencies, defended clients in enforcement actions before the SEC, arbitrated broker-customer disputes before the Financial Institutions Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and arbitrated construction claims and other matters before the American Arbitration Association.
In the privacy and cybersecurity area, I will advise clients in the legal, education, health care, financial, manufacturing, construction, securities, and software development sectors, and I have a special interest in privacy and security issues like privacy by design that affect software developers and manufacturers supplying products for the “Internet of Things.” I hold a Certified Information Privacy Professional—United States (CIPP/US) designation from the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and I also maintain the blog nccyberlaw.com.
I also provides ongoing pro bono representation to prisoners and detainees disputing their conditions of confinement and represent the interests of guardians ad litem in appeals from terminations of parental rights.
In addition to representing clients, I chair the North Carolina Bar Association’s Technology Committee and recently contributed to two different projects of the Sedona Conference’s Working Group 11 on Data Security and Privacy Liability.
|Member||Penry Riemann pllc||2002 - Present|
|Associate||Smith Helms Mulliss & Moore||1997 - 2001|
|Associate||Covington & Burling||1993 - 1997|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|North Carolina Bar Association, Technology Advisory Committee||Chair, 2007-08||2005 - Present|
|North Carolina Bar Association, Litigation Section||Council Member, 2009-Present||1997 - Present|
|Wake County Bar Association||Technology Committee||1997 - Present|
|University of Michigan||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|University of North Carolina||A.B.||1989|