Alex Altman's practice is focused global data protection, privacy, and cybersecurity matters. Mr. Altman counsels clients from a wide array of industries—including media, technology, and life sciences--on developing compliance programs, assessing privacy and cybersecurity programs, responding to data breaches, and litigation of data privacy claims. He brings a holistic, results-oriented approach to his practice, helping clients develop creative solutions in an increasingly complex privacy landscape. Mr. Altman is a zealous advocate and trusted counselor who keeps his clients' strategic goals in the forefront of all his work.

Experience

  • Warner Media and HBO Max in currently pending VPPA class action litigation relating to the use of data pixels. (S.D.N.Y.)
  • Gilead Sciences Inc., in defending privacy class action relating to program Mailers. (California)
  • Canon Business Process Services and General Electric, in defending pending data breach class action litigation (S.D.N.Y.) 
  • Georgetown Hospital System, in obtaining dismissal of data breach class action litigation relating to ransomware attack. (South Carolina)

Perspectives

German Court Rules Transfer of Personal Data to US-Based Cookie Provider Requires Cross-Border Mechanism Under GDPR, Even if Data Never Leaves EEA
Enforcement Edge: Shining Light on Government Enforcement
Ransomware Is Everywhere: What to Do If You Are Hit (pdf)
The Computer & Internet Lawyer
Navigating Today's Privacy Laws Around the World
Arnold & Porter Webinar
Notice and Consent—Biometric Facial Recognition Data
Panelist, Sedona Conference Working Group 11 Midyear Meeting 2021
Medical Device Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities: New FDA Guidance on Informing Patients
Advisory
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Credentials

Education
  • JD, Fordham University School of Law, 2013
  • BA, Philosophy, Vassar College
Admissions
  • New York
  • California
  • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • US District Court, Northern District of California
  • US District Court, Southern District of New York
  • US District Court, Northern District of New York
Activities
  • Member, Sedona Conference Working Group 11 on Data Security and Privacy Liability
  • Member, New York City Bar International Law Committee
  • Member, New York City Bar Communications & Media Law Committee
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