Steve Wernikoff



Partner, Co-leader, Data Security and Privacy

Steve Wernikoff is a partner in the Chicago office of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP where he co-leads the firm’s autonomous vehicles and data security and privacy practices. Steve previously spent 17 years at the Federal Trade Commission, where he was lead litigation counsel in dozens of civil prosecutions involving a wide range of e-commerce and emerging technology issues, including internet and mobile advertising, credit card and other financial fraud, data privacy and security, spam, and telemarketing.  Steve also served as Enforcement Director of the FTC’s Office of Technology and Investigation, coordinating matters involving mobile and emerging technologies, privacy, data security, emerging payment methods, fraud, big data, and the “internet of things.” Steve has served as an adjunct faculty member at Northwestern University School of Law and Washington University School of Law, teaching courses on consumer law, internet fraud, online advertising and privacy issues. Steve also held two federal clerkships in Chicago and was a litigator at Jenner & Block. Steve earned a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law and a B.A. in Journalism from Pennsylvania State University. 


Contributions by Steve Wernikoff

  • The Growing Data and Mobility Ecosystem
    Speaker at Privacy. Security. Risk. 2018