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Edward R. McNicholas

Edward R. McNicholas

Sidley Austin LLP

Washington, DC, USA


EDWARD MCNICHOLAS, a co-leader of Sidley’s Privacy, Data Security, and Information Law practice, represents technologically-sophisticated clients facing complex cybersecurity, information technology, privacy and related constitutional issues. Recognized by the National Law Journal as a “Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazer,” Ed spearheads Sidley’s cybercrime focus and has significant experience with litigation and counseling matters involving privacy and data protection, electronic surveillance, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, trade secrets, online advertising, social media, big data/data science and national security.  Among his other writing, he is the lead editor and co-author of the recently updated legal treatise, Cybersecurity: A Practical Guide to the Law of Cyber Risk.

Ed is frequently recognized as a leader in his field. He has been commended by The Legal 500 US for his “deep knowledge of privacy and information security,” and Chambers USA has included Ed in its rankings of the country’s Leading Lawyers since 2008 and notes that he “impresses sources with his outstanding knowledge and responsive service . . . handling complex privacy matters in his trial and appellate practice.” The 2015 edition of Chambers USA recognized Ed as a lawyer who “can help you to put any issue quickly into context” and who has substantial experience in investigations and contentious matters. Chambers Global has recognized the global reach of Ed’s data protection practice since 2011. 

Prior to joining Sidley, Ed served as an Associate Counsel to President Clinton. In that capacity, he advised senior White House staff regarding various Independent Counsel, congressional and grand jury investigations.

Ed received his JD (cum laude; Harvard Law Review editor) from Harvard Law School and his AB (summa cum laude, Woodrow Wilson School Thesis Prize) from Princeton University. He clerked for the honorable Paul Niemeyer on the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Edward R. McNicholas is associated with the following items:
Treatise  Treatise Cybersecurity: A Practical Guide to the Law of Cyber Risk
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters An Introduction to the Law of Cyber Risk - Cybersecurity: A Practical Guide to the Law of Cyber Risk, Wednesday, October 19, 2016
The General Legal Landscape for Information Security - Cybersecurity: A Practical Guide to the Law of Cyber Risk, Wednesday, October 19, 2016
The Executive Framework for Cybersecurity: Executive Orders, the NIST Framework, and the SAFETY Act; and Appendix 3A - Cybersecurity: A Practical Guide to the Law of Cyber Risk, Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Cybersecurity in Regulated Sectors - Cybersecurity: A Practical Guide to the Law of Cyber Risk, Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Financial Services Cybersecurity - Broker-Dealer Regulation (2nd Edition), Friday, September 22, 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters 10 Key Steps for Lawyers to Prepare for a Cybersecurity Event - Eighteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law, Thursday, June 15, 2017
20 Legal Items to Remember During and After Cyber Incident Response - Eighteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law, Thursday, June 15, 2017
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