Patrick Nowlin, CIPP/US



Senior Counsel

Patrick Nowlin grew up in Waco, Texas, where he graduated from Baylor University with a B.A. in Political Science. During his time at Baylor and before law school, Patrick served as a Legislative Aide in the Texas House of Representatives. He received his J.D. from the University of Arkansas School of Law and has stayed in the northwest Arkansas region since 2011. After law school, Patrick joined Walmart where he has helped the company navigate compliance and legal issues ranging from product safety to cybersecurity.


In his current role on the Digital Citizenship Legal team, Patrick advises internal associates on developing Walmart’s public policy strategy for monitoring, communicating, and collaborating on legislative developments related to privacy & information security. In addition to investigating and responding to suspected data incidents including training on cybersecurity best practices and incident mitigation efforts and compliance controls for federal and state privacy laws impacting the processing of customer and associate personal information.