Andrea L. D'Ambra is a partner in the New York office and Head of eDiscovery and Information Governance for the United States, where she focuses on cybersecurity, data privacy, e-discovery, and cross border discovery.
Andrea counsels clients on preservation and data management issues, and has drafted information governance and records management policies for a number of multi-national companies. In addition to counselling, she has assisted clients in navigating foreign data privacy laws while complying with U.S. discovery obligations. Andrea also has presented at and moderated various Continuing Legal Education programs on cybersecurity, data protection and e-discovery issues, and has written on various information risk topics.
Andrea speaks on the unique eDiscovery challenges posed by cyber-incident response and has counselled clients on effective ways to protect their data in the hands of opponents in litigation.
Andrea served for over seven years as an officer in the United States Navy. Her diverse Naval experience includes serving as an action officer for high-profile investigations within the Bureau of Naval Personnel and managing the administrative and legal issues of the Navy's computer network defense command.
Andrea also is an adjunct professor of law at Temple and William and Mary Law Schools where she teaches classes on Electronic Discovery. She was recently appointed to the Steering Committee of the Sedona Conference’s Working Group 1 that focuses on Electronic Document Retention and Production. She is also a member of Sedona Working Group 6 which focuses on Cross Border Discovery, and Working Group 11 that considers data privacy and cybersecurity.