Liisa Thomas

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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

Partner

LIISA THOMAS is a Partner in Sheppard Mullin’s Chicago and London offices, and Leader of its Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group. Her clients rely on her ability to create clarity in a sea of confusing legal requirements and describe her as “extremely responsive, while providing thoughtful legal analysis combined with real world practical advice.” Ms. Thomas is the author of the definitive treatise on data breach, Thomas on Data Breach: A Practical Guide to Handling Worldwide Data Breach Notification, which has been described as “a no-nonsense roadmap for in-house and external practitioners alike.” She is known as an industry leader in the privacy and data security space and is consistently recognized by Leading Lawyers Network, Chambers and The Legal 500. Ms. Thomas was recently recognized as the 2017 Data Protection Lawyer of the Year - USA by Global 100, the 2017 U.S. Data Protection Lawyer of the Year by Finance Monthly, and the “Best in Data Security Law Services” at Corporate LiveWire’s 2017 Global Awards. She received her J.D. from the University of Chicago in 1996 and is admitted in Illinois and the District of Columbia.

 

Contributions by Liisa Thomas

  • Member of Training Advisory Board 2021 - 2022
  • It's a Cruel, Cruel (Privacy) Summer: Operationalizing privacy in challenging times
    Speaker at Virtual Chicago KnowledgeNet: May 26, 2020
  • Data Breach Bootcamp
    Speaker at IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. 2019
  • Leadership in Privacy—And Beyond
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2019
  • Privacy Program Management, Second Edition
    Author
  • Data Breach Bootcamp
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2019
  • Data Breach Simulation
    Speaker at IAPP Data Protection Intensive: UK 2019
  • Data Breach Bootcamp
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2018
  • Leadership in Privacy—And Beyond
    Speaker at Privacy. Security. Risk. 2018
  • Data Breach Bootcamp
    Speaker at Privacy. Security. Risk. 2018
  • Data Breach Bootcamp
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Intensive 2018
  • Data Breach Bootcamp 9:30 - 3:00
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2018
  • Member of Training Advisory Board 2018 - 2019
  • Data Breach Bootcamp
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2017
  • Data Breach Bootcamp
    Speaker at Privacy. Security. Risk. 2017
  • Data Breach Bootcamp 9:30-3:00
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2017
  • Data Breach Bootcamp
    Speaker at Privacy. Security. Risk. 2016