Williamson Discusses Cloud Privacy Case in Commercial Dispute Resolution

July 25, 2016

O’Melveny partner Brett Williamson was quoted in the July 25, 2016 Commercial Dispute Resolution article, “Privacy of the Cloud Upheld.” The article discusses a recent ruling by a US federal appeals court that blocks the US government’s attempt to gain access to records held abroad by Microsoft on a server in Ireland, noting that O’Melveny represented a number of civil society groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union, in the case. Williamson told CDR the court adopted the same position he advanced: “that because the files were stored on a server abroad, the search was foreign.” As CDR reported, Williamson called this point “crucial for the ever-evolving world of data storage and electronic searches.”

Williamson is one of O’Melveny’s most seasoned IP litigators, with over 25 years of experience handling patent and technology litigation in a wide variety of industries, including computer hardware and software, telecommunications, electronics, medical devices, and environmental engineering.