Lisa J. Sotto, CIPP/US, CIPM, FIP


Hunton & Williams

Partner and Chair, Global Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice

Lisa J. Sotto, Managing Partner of the New York office of Hunton & Williams LLP, heads the firm's top-ranked Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice.She was voted the world's leading privacy advisor in Computerworld's three most recent annual surveys and was ranked as a "Star Individual," the highest honors, by Chambers USA for Privacy & Data Security. Sotto also was recognized as a leading lawyer in The Legal 500 United States. She currently serves as Chairperson for the Department of Homeland Security's Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee.

Sotto has extensive experience counseling clients on privacy, cybersecurity and information management issues. She advises on all U.S. federal and state privacy and data security laws, including security breach notification requirements. She also advises on global data protection laws (including those in the EU and Latin America), particularly with respect to cross-border transfers of personal data.

Sotto is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and is the chair of the New York Privacy Officers' Forum and a member of SAI Global's Law and Ethics Advisory Board. She speaks frequently at conferences and seminars, testifies regularly before the U.S. Congress and other legislative and regulatory agencies, is the author of numerous treatises and articles, is sought after by media outlets and industry publications for her professional insights and appears regularly on national television and radio news programs. She is the editor and lead author of the Privacy and Data Security Law Deskbook, published by Aspen Publishers, Wolters Kluwer Law & Business.

Sotto received her JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she was an editor of the Law Review. She received her BA from Cornell University, with Distinction in All Subjects. She is admitted to practice in New York and the District of Columbia.


Contributions by Lisa J. Sotto

  • A Discussion on Change: What to Expect in the 2017-2020 Cybersecurity Landscape
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2017
  • Managing Privacy and Data Security Risk in M&A Transactions: A How-To Guide
    LBS Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2017
  • Security of Financial and Payment Card Data: Are We Gaining or Losing Ground?
    Speaker at Practical Privacy Series - New York 2014
  • Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2014
  • Speaker at IAPP Practical Privacy Series N.Y. 2012
  • Speaker at IAPP Practical Privacy Series N.Y. 2007
  • Speaker at IAPP Data Protection Intensive 2012
  • Speaker at IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2012
  • Speaker at IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2009
  • Speaker at IAPP Navigate 2008
  • Speaker at IAPP Academy 2008
  • Speaker at IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2008
  • Speaker at IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2010
  • Speaker at IAPP Academy 2007
  • Speaker at IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2007
  • Safe Harbor Certification Mark
    The Privacy Advisor