Brian Hengesbaugh, CIPP/US


Baker McKenzie

Chair, Global Data Privacy and Security Business Unit

Brian Hengesbaugh is global chair of data privacy and security for Baker McKenzie, and a member of the firm's Financial Institutions' Steering Group. Brian provides advice on global data privacy, data protection, cybersecurity, digital media, direct marketing, information management and other legal and technology issues. He focuses on these issues in the context of: (i) advisory matters, such as new privacy and security laws and regulations, as well as technology transformations related to IoT, blockchain, mobile, cloud, data monetization, and other initiatives; (ii) transactional matters, such as mergers & acquisitions, sourcing, distributor, business partner, and other third party arrangements; and (iii) crisis matters, such as data security events, regulatory and governmental inquiries related to privacy and security issues, internal investigations, and litigation-related matters.

Brian is listed in The Legal 500 Hall of Fame for Cyber law (including data protection and privacy) and was recognized as a Regulatory & Compliance Trailblazer by the National Law Journal. Formerly special counsel to the general counsel of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Brian served on the core team that negotiated the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Privacy Arrangement. In addition, Brian participated on behalf of the United States in the development of a draft Council of Europe Treaty on Cyber Crime, and in the negotiation of a draft Hague Convention on Jurisdiction and the Recognition of Foreign Judgments.

Brian has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes, CNET, Slate Magazine, Compliance Weekly, BNA Bloomberg, PCWorld and other news publications on global privacy and security issues.


Contributions by Brian Hengesbaugh