Theodore Kobus III, CIPM



Partner, Chair of Digital Assets and Data Management

Ted Kobus is national co-leader of BakerHostetler's Privacy and Data Protection Team and focuses his practice in the areas of privacy, data breaches and intellectual property.

Kobus advises clients, trade groups and organizations regarding data security and privacy risk management, breaches, response strategies, litigation and regulatory actions affecting organizations. He has counseled clients involved in significant breaches implicating state and federal laws, international laws and other regulations and requirements, including HITECH, the Massachusetts Data Privacy Law, California privacy laws (including the California Department of Public Health Law), Connecticut Insurance Department regulations, Puerto Rico's Citizen Information on Data Banks Security Act, Mexico's Data Protection Law, Canada's data privacy requirements and PCI/CISP requirements. He has dealt with offices of attorneys general, state insurance departments, the HHS Office for Civil Rights, Secret Service, FBI and local police and forensics professionals as part of their handling of data breaches.

Kobus's wide range of experience includes advising clients regarding privacy and security compliance in cloud and virtual environments to the impact of social media on the way an organization conducts business. His experience extends to litigation of data breach, privacy, technology, media and intellectual property matters nationally, including litigation and audits and actions by governmental regulators such as state attorneys general, HHS, and OCR, the FTC, the FCC, state departments of health and insurance and state and professional licensing boards.

Kobus is a regular contributor to BakerHostetler's Data Privacy Monitor blog. He regularly speaks at major industry events regarding data breach response, risk management and litigation issues affecting privacy and has published a number of articles on these areas.

Kobus earned his JD at Widener University School of Law, and he has a BS in chemical engineering from Purdue University.


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