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Alan Charles Raul

Alan Charles Raul

Sidley Austin LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Alan Raul is the founder and leader of Sidley’s highly ranked Privacy and Cybersecurity practice. He represents companies on federal, state and international privacy and cybersecurity issues, including global data protection and compliance programs, data breaches, consumer protection issues and Internet law. Alan advises companies regarding their cybersecurity and information governance and preparedness, and helps them address crisis management for data security incidents. Alan’s practice involves litigation and counseling regarding consumer class actions and investigations, enforcement actions and policy development by the FTC, State Attorneys General, SEC, Department of Justice and other government agencies. Recently, Alan represented a Special Cybersecurity Review Committee of the Board of Directors of a major tech company in connection with its independent investigation of the company’s handling of major data breaches.

Alan provides clients with perspective gained from extensive government service. He previously served as Vice Chairman of the White House Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, General Counsel of the Office of Management and Budget, General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Associate Counsel to the President. Alan serves as a member of the Data Security, Privacy, and Intellectual Property Litigation Advisory Committee of the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center (affiliated with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce). He also serves ex officio on the American Bar Association’s Cybersecurity Legal Task Force by past appointment of the ABA President, and as a member of the Practicing Law Institute’s (PLI) Privacy Law Advisors Group.

In addition to leading a “Privacy and Data Security” practice nationally rated by Chambers Global and Chambers USA, Alan is ranked by Chambers in its top tier of Privacy and Data Security practitioners. Chambers USA has described Alan as a “true ‘ambassador’ for the privacy sector” who “attracts praise for his deep knowledge of the field.” Alan was also named to Ethisphere Institute’s “Attorneys Who Matter” in Data Privacy/Security, which recognizes lawyers with the highest commitment to public service, legal community engagement and academic involvement.

Alan received his J.D. from Yale Law School and an M.P.A. from the Harvard Kennedy School and A.B. from Harvard College.

Alan Charles Raul is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Alan Charles Raul and Kate Heinzelman, When and How Cos. Should Address Cyber Legal Compliance (October 24, 2017) - Nineteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law, Monday, May 07, 2018
Cybersecurity Governance: Questions Boards Should Ask Before It’s Too Late … and GCs Should Be Prepared to Answer (March 1, 2018) (PowerPoint slides) - Nineteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law, Monday, May 07, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Cybersecurity Readiness: Understanding the Landscape of Legal Requirements for Proactive Compliance - Nineteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law, Wednesday, May 30, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Cybersecurity Readiness: Understanding the Landscape of Legal Requirements for Proactive Compliance - Cybersecurity Readiness: Understanding the Landscape of Legal Requirements for Proactive Compliance, Wednesday, May 30, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Cybersecurity Readiness: Understanding the Landscape of Legal Requirements for Proactive Compliance - Cybersecurity Readiness: Understanding the Landscape of Legal Requirements for Proactive Compliance, Wednesday, May 30, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Nineteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law, Wednesday, June 06, 2018, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Cybersecurity 2018: Managing Cybersecurity Incidents, Friday, September 14, 2018, New York, NY
Cybersecurity 2018: Managing Cybersecurity Incidents, Tuesday, November 06, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Cybersecurity 2018: Managing Cybersecurity Incidents, Friday, September 14, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Cybersecurity 2018: Managing Cybersecurity Incidents, Friday, September 14, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Cybersecurity 2018: Managing Cybersecurity Incidents, Friday, September 14, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
Cybersecurity 2018: Managing Cybersecurity Incidents, Friday, September 14, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Cybersecurity 2018: Managing Cybersecurity Incidents, Friday, September 14, 2018, Columbus, OH
Cybersecurity 2018: Managing Cybersecurity Incidents, Friday, September 14, 2018, Cincinnati, OH
Cybersecurity 2018: Managing Cybersecurity Incidents, Friday, September 14, 2018, Nashville, TN
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