Partner, US Chair and Global Co-Chair, Data Protection, Privacy and Security Practice, and US Chair and Global Co-Chair, Cybersecurity Practice; DLA Piper
Andrew Serwin is one of the pre-eminent privacy and security practitioners in the world. Clients describe him as a “rock star lawyer,” “a walking encyclopedia on anything data protection related” and “a tireless worker, holding onto the ever-shifting puzzle pieces of the law in this area in a way that other privacy lawyers cannot” (Chambers USA). For his work in data protection and privacy, Andrew is an inaugural inductee into the 2017 Legal 500 Hall of Fame, comprised of outstanding US lawyers who have been recommended as Legal 500 Leading Lawyers for the last six consecutive years. He was also recently named one of the Daily Journal‘s Top 100 Lawyers in California for 2016 and a National Law Journal 2015 Cyber Security & Data Privacy Trailblazer, recognizing the 50 people “who have helped make a difference in the fight against criminal cyber activity.”
Andrew offers clients the practical experience that comes from having counseled on many of the highest profile privacy and cybersecurity matters of recent years, with the breadth of knowledge that comes from authoring the premier global treatise on privacy and cybersecurity.
With extensive business and leadership experience, Andrew understands his clients’ businesses, industries and unique challenges. He has founded, advised and served on the board of directors of many companies, particularly in the transformational technology and media sectors He also holds advanced certifications in governance, including as a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Governance Fellow and Carnegie Mellon University’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) certification in cyber oversight.
Andrew is a noted public speaker and author and the only law firm lawyer ever to be named to Security Magazine‘s prestigious “25 Most Influential Industry Thought Leaders.” He wrote the leading treatise on privacy and security, Information Security and Privacy: A Guide to Federal and State Law and Compliance and Information Security and Privacy: A Guide to International Law and Compliance (West 2006-2016), collectively a 5,500-page, three-volume treatise that examines all aspects of privacy and security laws, published by Thomson-West. The treatise has been called “the best privacy sourcebook,” “an indispensable resource for privacy professionals at all levels,” and “a book that everybody in the information privacy field should have on their desk.” He has published numerous other books and law review articles and routinely authors client alerts on cutting-edge privacy and cybersecurity developments.