About Us

Our editorial board and contributors are part of Faegre Drinker’s privacy, cybersecurity and data strategy team. We offer our clients insights and thought-leadership from professionals across our firm. Our experienced team evaluates information privacy and security practices, responds to regulatory compliance inquiries and investigations, and handles litigation related to information privacy and security compliance.

Peter W. Baldwin

Peter Baldwin draws on his experience as a former federal prosecutor to counsel clients facing government investigations and cybersecurity issues. For clients facing cybersecurity incidents, Pete offers valuable insight before, during and after incidents occur, and he assists clients in the areas of forensic analysis, breach remediation, victim notification, and responding to inquiries by regulators and law enforcement agencies. He counsels clients facing a wide array of issues, including network intrusions, business email compromise scams, malware and ransomware. He also helps clients determine whether and when it is appropriate to contact law enforcement authorities; in the course of such engagements, Pete has helped clients develop valuable relationships and contacts with law enforcement agencies. Read Pete’s full bio.

Huw Beverley-Smith

placeholder imageHuw Beverley-Smith advises customers and suppliers on a wide range of international transactions and regulatory issues, including technology, telecommunications and business process outsourcing, complex services agreements, intellectual property ownership and licensing. He counsels clients on privacy and cybersecurity issues and helps navigate regulatory hurdles and operational and commercial risks. Huw is the author of several books and articles on intellectual property and privacy, including “Rights in Data and Information” in the Oxford Handbook of Intellectual Property LawRead Huw’s full bio.

Laura H. Phillips

Peter Baldwin photoLaura Phillips leads the firm’s telecommunications & mass media team. She counsels technology entrepreneurs and represents these clients on issues related to the development of new technologies, including devoting substantive attention to the development of privacy frameworks, spectrum transitions, and regulatory matters stemming from communications service convergence, the growth of wireless services and the Internet. Laura also counsels clients on managing government mandates, government enforcement and compliance matters. Read Laura’s full bio.

Jason G. Weiss

Jason G. Weiss leverages a past career as a cybersecurity and computer forensics professional with more than 22 years of decorated service at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to guide clients through the complex and high-stakes issues associated with cybersecurity incident preparedness and response and compliance with the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) and other information governance laws and requirements, data analytics, investigations, and e-discovery. In addition to Jason’s deep knowledge of cybersecurity laws, he also works extensively with many different National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) cybersecurity standards and frameworks. Read Jason’s full bio.

Jane E. Blaney

Jane Blaney assists clients seeking solutions related to insurance matters, with concentrated knowledge in health insurance, regulatory and privacy matters, and data and technology services.  Jane is currently pursuing her Master’s in Health Analytics from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, focusing on business strategy and advancement, through use of data analytics and technology. Read Jane’s full bio.

Mitchell S. Noordyke

Mitchell Noordyke partners with clients to realize and protect the value of their data and helps clients understand the legal obligations that flow from their data practices. He leverages a background in data analytics to guide clients through the practical application of federal and state privacy and cybersecurity laws to their business, and he develops privacy and cybersecurity practices, protocols and compliance strategies. Mitch also advises clients on contractual matters that involve data or technology and acts as a first responder in the event of a data breach. Read Mitch’s full bio.

Charlotte H.N. Perowne

Charlotte Perowne advises clients on a wide range of international transactions and regulatory issues, including technology transactions, outsourcing, intellectual property ownership and licensing, data privacy, and cybersecurity. Charlotte helps clients navigate U.K. and EU data protection and other regulatory risks and advises international clients across a range of industries on commercial projects and international transactions. Read Charlotte’s full bio.