Privacy & Data Integrity

One of the most important assets any company must protect is its data. If a company experiences a data breach or loss it can severely affect its operations, reputation, and bottom line.

Downey Brand’s privacy lawyers are well aware of what is at stake for our clients with regard to data privacy and cybersecurity. Clients turn to our privacy team for assistance with minimizing and addressing the risks associated with gathering, transferring and storing sensitive data.

Our privacy attorneys represent clients across many industries, including banking, food and agriculture, health care and retail, with a broad range of privacy compliance and protection matters.

Our multidisciplinary group includes healthcare attorneys and banking attorneys as well as attorneys from our intellectual property litigation, employment, corporate, technology, and security practice areas. Downey Brand’s breadth of practice allows us to counsel our clients on a wide range of matters including:

  • Representing clients in technology transactions involving cloud computing, software services, data processing and storage, personal information, cardholder data, and other sensitive information
  • Developing terms of use, privacy, and data protection policies and related best practices
  • Advising clients on how to protect themselves from security breaches, and with respect to their obligations and options after a breach has occurred
  • Counseling on data retention and destruction policies and related best practices
  • Advising clients, such as banks and financial institutions, with respect to their obligations to protect customer information
  • Providing guidance with respect to state and federal privacy laws, including GLBA, HIPAA, CAN-SPAM, and COPPA
  • Advising clients with respect to data privacy obligations in pending litigation

5 Attorneys

Jamie P. Dreher


Sacramento 916.520.5478

Cassandra M. Ferrannini


Sacramento 916.520.5387

Steven B. Hymas, II


Sacramento 916.520.5538

Dale A. Stern


Sacramento (916) 520-5250

Michael J. Thomas


Sacramento 916.520.5310


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