Michelle Visser


Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe


Michelle Visser has extensive experience in defending companies that face the regulatory investigations, class action litigation, and payment card brand claims that frequently follow the announcement of privacy and cybersecurity incidents. In addition to litigating privacy and cybersecurity matters, Michelle has navigated numerous companies through their cybersecurity response, including by overseeing technical forensic investigations, advising on notification obligations and coordinating communication strategies.

When faced with an incident, companies call Michelle for crisis response with an eye toward potential litigation. Clients also look to Michelle for privacy and cybersecurity advice before a crisis is at hand. Michelle regularly takes the lessons learned from litigating privacy and cybersecurity matters to provide clients with proactive advice on how to structure their privacy and cybersecurity programs and incident response plans in ways designed to reduce legal exposure.


Contributions by Michelle Visser

  • Don’t Check Your Privilege: Keeping Forensic Reports Privileged & Confidential
    Speaker at IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. 2021
  • Don’t Check Your Privilege: Keeping forensic reports privileged and confidential
    Speaker at Virtual Baltimore, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and DC KnowledgeNet: October 15
  • Speaker at IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2020 - Canceled
  • What litigating the LabMD case showed us about US cybersecurity regulation
    Privacy Perspectives