Liisa Thomas

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Sheppard Mullin

Partner and Lead, Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice

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 two treatises on privacy and data security law: (1) Thomas on Data Breach: A Practical Guide to Handling Worldwide Data Breach Notification and (2) Thomas on Big Data: A Practical Guide to Global Privacy Laws. Both are recognized as a practical, comprehensive, invaluable tools. Ms. Thomas is recognize by clients and peers as an industry leader, is listed in Chambers and Legal 500, and among several accolades was named 2022 Lawyer of the Year – Privacy and Data Security by Best Lawyers. She received her J.D. from the University of Chicago, and serves as an adjunct professor teaching privacy and cyber security classes at Northwestern Law School. Ms. Thomas is active with IAPP, serving on the Training Advisory Board (2018-2019 and 2021-present), and is a past member of the IAPP Education Advisory Board (2010-2012).

 

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
  • Data Breach Bootcamp
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2019
  • Privacy Program Management, Second Edition
    Author
  • 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