Jim Halpert is a co-chair of DLA Piper’s global privacy and cybersecurity practices. He represents companies on a broad range of privacy and data management issues, including data security, trans-national data flows, government regulation of marketing and advertising practices, privacy issues raised by recording or accessing private communications, privacy regulation of various communications media, employee data, student privacy, due diligence in sales of corporate assets, and government surveillance requests. He has counseled clients regarding responses to more than 225 data security breaches since 2005 and helped to draft the NACD Cybersecurity Handbook.
Representing a coalition of Fortune 500 companies, he has helped to draft most of the U.S. state data security, security breach notification, and privacy laws, as well as California’s online privacy law. He has also helped to draft many of the United States federal internet privacy laws, including the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003, the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and the Communications Decency Act.
Mr. Halpert has been named by both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 as one of the leading data protection lawyers in the U.S.