CPW is pleased to announce that today David Oberly joins Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP’s globally-recognized Data Privacy, Cybersecurity & Digital Assets Practice from Blank Rome, where he played an instrumental role in launching the firm’s Biometric Privacy Practice.  As a recognized thought leader in the biometric privacy space, David serves as a go-to expert for companies that utilize biometrics in their operations—counseling clients on the full range of regulatory compliance obligations applicable today, as well as on managing potential legal exposure and liability risks. David also regularly develops organization-wide biometric privacy compliance programs in connection with all types of biometric technologies.

In addition, David also serves as the trusted privacy advisor to companies across a wide variety of industries, providing compliance, risk management, and product guidance on a broad assortment of privacy, security, and data protection issues that companies face in today’s highly-digital world. David has particular expertise and experience in both counseling/advising and developing compliance programs in connection with consumer privacy laws, including the CCPA, CPRA, CDPA, and CPA. In this capacity, David routinely assists clients in understanding how consumer privacy laws impact their organizational data handling and security practices and has helped numerous companies operationalize compliance with today’s growing web of consumer privacy regulation. David also regularly provides guidance on compliance with a wide range of other state and federal privacy laws, including the New York SHIELD Act, NYDFS Part 500 Cybersecurity Regulation, Florida Security of Communications Act (FSCA), GLBA, HIPAA, and FCRA, among others.

David has deep experience in security incident response matters—both in terms of assisting clients in incident response and crisis management following data breach events and in counseling clients on concerns regarding potential security incidents. David’s expertise extends to a wide range of security incidents, including cloud data breaches, malware credit card breaches, employee phishing breaches, social media account takeover events, ransomware, and inadvertent data disclosure events. David is also experienced in handling all aspects of the incident response process, including post-incident forensic and regulatory investigations, notifications to impacted individuals and privacy regulators, interacting with law enforcement and regulators, and implementing post-incident remediation plans.  David’s advisory work is informed by his significant experience in defending and litigating high-stakes, high-exposure biometric privacy class actions, particularly those brought under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), as well as deep experience in defending other types of privacy and consumer protection class litigation.

Welcome, David!