National Law Journal Names Randall Edwards Cybersecurity Trailblazer

November 01, 2016


SAN FRANCISCONovember 1, 2016O’Melveny partner Randall Edwards was named among National Law Journal’s “Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Trailblazers” for 2016. The special supplement profiles 50 top legal practitioners who “have helped make a difference in the fight against criminal cyberactivity and toward adding much needed layers of data security in an increasingly digital world of commerce.”

In a profile published October 31, 2016, Edwards explains that he has represented companies in connection with highly public breaches as well as several class actions for companies challenging privacy practices. 

“I helped define what some of the legal expectations are for companies, particularly when laws written many years before the Internet are now applied to Internet practices,” he said.

He also told the publication that he predicts expectations will mature around data security and privacy. 

“Over the next three to seven years, there will be increasing standardization, development, and recognition of the basic principles that companies need to comply with... We are no longer in the Wild West, but we haven’t fully evolved either,” he said.

Edwards focuses his practice on privacy and data security litigation and advice, consumer class-action defense, and complex commercial litigation. He counsels clients in numerous sectors, including financial services and payments companies, merchants and product manufacturers, consumer service providers, and technology companies. He is based in O’Melveny’s San Francisco office.

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