Our attorneys help clients safely navigate (and shape) the complex web of state, federal, and international regulation of privacy.

A cornerstone of our practice is providing efficient and realistic compliance advice in the face of regulatory uncertainty and competing regulatory obligations. We work with clients on comprehensive and workable privacy compliance programs. We discern regulatory trends and priorities that can help clients keep their privacy programs and consumer-facing disclosures in line with regulators’ evolving expectations. And we advise not only on domestic rules, but also on U.S. export control laws in the context of digital trade, EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) preparations, the EU‐U.S. Privacy Shield, and the APEC Cross‐Border Privacy Rules.

We also work with clients to shape the regulatory landscape. We have represented clients in privacy-related matters before the FTC, FCC, HHS, and key trade policy agencies that oversee U.S. trade policy for the digital economy.

Clients also call on us in times of urgency, in the face of privacy-related government enforcement actions, privacy-related class-action litigation (including TCPA litigation), and corporate deals that raise privacy compliance risks. We also represent individuals in litigation over public use of their private information, including bringing against the government and favorably settling groundbreaking plaintiffs-side Privacy Act litigation.



At HWG, we’re always looking for smart, talented people to add to our team.


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