Aaron is the managing partner of the firm’s London office and advises clients on a broad range of complex privacy, data protection and cybersecurity matters, including international and US federal and state privacy and data security requirements.

As a leader on the firm’s privacy team, Aaron’s work ranges from advising clients on large-scale cybersecurity incidents to the development of cross-border data transfer solutions, compliance with existing and emerging data protection requirements in Europe, and negotiating data-driven commercial agreements.

Aaron is well known as a top privacy professional and has been recognized by Chambers and Partners, Computerworld and The Legal 500 for his work on behalf of clients. Aaron is the only lawyer listed in both The Legal 500 United Kingdom and The Legal 500 United States guides, providing clients with a broad and unique transatlantic perspective on privacy, data protection and cybersecurity matters. He is a sought-after media resource on privacy issues and has been quoted in such publications as Bloomberg BNA, Businessweek Magazine, Computer Weekly, Corporate Secretary, DataGuidance, Law360, SC Magazine, The Times and TIME Magazine. Aaron regularly speaks before industry groups, legal organizations, government agencies and educational institutions at conferences, seminars, roundtables and webinars. He has written and co-written numerous articles, book chapters and handbooks on privacy and information security issues.

Relevant Experience

  • Advises clients on all legal issues associated with cybersecurity events pursuant to requirements imposed by laws and regulatory guidance in the European Union and the United States.
  • Prepares proactive, data breach-readiness solutions for clients, including through the creation of incident response plans and conducting board-level tabletop exercises.
  • Advises clients on international data protection requirements, including the EU General Data Protection Regulation and developing mechanisms to comply with cross-border data transfer requirements (such as through BCRs, the Privacy Shield and Standard Contractual Clauses).

Memberships

  • Member, Board of Editors, Pratt’s Privacy & Cybersecurity Law Report
  • Member, Section of Antitrust Law–Privacy and Information Security Committee, American Bar Association
  • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Former Member, Information Technology Law Committee

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized as a Recognized Practitioner in Data Protection and Information Law, UK-wide, Chambers UK, 2019
  • Selected as a Rising Star for Technology Transactions Law, New York Metro Super Lawyers magazine, 2014-2015. A description of the selection methodology can be found on Super Lawyers’ webpage.
  • Listed for TMT: Data Protection, Legal 500 UK, 2018
  • Listed for Cyber Law (including Data Protection and Privacy), 2016-2018, and for Data Protection and Privacy, 2009-2016, Legal 500 United States
  • Recognized as a Leader for Data: Information Technology, Who’s Who Legal, 2019, and for Telecommunications, Media and Technology Law, Who’s Who Legal, 2013-2018
  • Recognized as Up and Coming in Privacy & Data Security, National, Chambers USA, 2013
  • Named among the Best Privacy Advisers, Computerworld magazine, 2008
  • Selected as a Super Lawyer, New York Super Lawyers, 2015. Also selected as a Rising Star, New York Super Lawyers, 2011-2014. A description of the selection methodology can be found on Super Lawyers’ webpage.

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