Emily A. Dorner

Senior Associate

Emily Dorner has experience in privacy, cybersecurity, and information governance. This background provides her with a unique perspective regarding how data is managed within organizations, making her well-positioned to advise clients regarding the handling, management, and maintenance of personal and company information.

Ms. Dorner focuses a large part of her practice on data protection issues. She has experience assessing her clients’ lines of business to determine applicability of global, regional, and industry-specific privacy laws including enacted and upcoming US state privacy laws, as well as international privacy laws such as GDPR and PIPEDA. Ms. Dorner has worked to develop and implement internal privacy processes and procedures to ensure her clients are prepared to respond to data subject access requests, abide by the principles of storage limitation and data minimization, and provide appropriate notice of processing of personal information.

Ms. Dorner also assists clients in navigating differing state and federal breach response laws. She has addressed security incidents involving thousands of impacted individuals across all fifty states, analyzed notification and reporting requirements under state and federal law, and handled state Attorney General inquiries regarding the same.

Ms. Dorner also has significant experience in records and information management. She understands the essential record types that most companies maintain, and has extensive experience building compliant records and information management programs in the pharmaceutical, hospitality, insurance, manufacturing, and food service industries, as well as many others. Ms. Dorner has advised clients both small and large, ranging from single states to all fifty states, and various countries internationally. She draws on this and her eDiscovery experience to ensure that her clients are managing and handling their data in a compliant manner, providing proactive risk mitigation tactics in line with privacy principles and information governance best practices.

Credentials

Education
  • JD, Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2014
  • BA, Business Administration, Illinois Wesleyan University, 2010, cum laude
Admissions
  • Illinois
  • US District Court, Northern District of Illinois
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