William Denny, CIPP/US, CIPM


Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP


A partner at Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP in Wilmington, Delaware, William Denny practices primarily in the areas of cybersecurity, data privacy and information governance. Bill is U.S. private-sector Certified Information Privacy Professional with the IAPP. He has counseled public and privately held companies and government entities on matters such as compliance with cybersecurity laws, development of data security policies, privacy policies and incident response plans, and has represented them in a wide range of technology and intellectual property-related transactions, including contracting with cloud service providers, outsourcing of IT services, mergers and acquisitions, technology licensing, software development, sales of internet domain names, and website terms of use. Clients include major licensees of information technology as well as internet service providers, software developers and system integration service providers.


Bill has litigated disputes over the interpretation and enforcement of many types of technology contracts, general commercial contracts and liability insurance policies. He has tried jury and non-jury cases in federal and state trial and appellate courts, before arbitration panels, and by use of other alternative dispute resolution techniques.


Bill is listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2017 in the area of Information Technology Law.  He is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.  Bill writes and speaks extensively on technology and business issues.


Bill attended the University of Virginia School of Law and Princeton University.  Prior to attending law school, Bill lived in Finland for a year and attended the University of Helsinki.  Bill and his wife live on a farm where they grow grass-fed and grass-finished beef and lamb.



Contributions by William Denny

  • Metrics and Benchmarking for Effective Privacy Program Management
    Speaker at Delaware KnowledgeNet: October 10, 2019
  • Earthquake in Consumer Privacy: The GDPR, the CCPA and the Push for a Federal Standard
    Speaker at Delaware KnowledgeNet: November 13, 2018