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Judith counsels clients on the privacy and cybersecurity matters arising from corporate transactions such as in complex public and private asset or stock acquisitions, divestitures, and cross-border mergers. She provides technology, compliance, and data security-related advice to clients in a range of industries, including global and national funds (including private equity, hedge, and venture funds).
Judith also helps companies to respond to data breaches, prepare for such incidents, and develop and implement global privacy programs and policies aimed at protecting data and mitigating risk under a range of regulatory regimes. She has also represented clients in regulatory enforcement actions across a variety of jurisdictions.
For companies in industries such as finance, ad tech, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and media, Judith advises on federal, state, and foreign privacy and security laws and regulations related to the collection, handling, and protection of personal information, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), state privacy and data breach notification laws, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). She provides counsel on interactions with regulators and law enforcement (including the DOJ, FTC, and European regulatory bodies), as well as company stakeholders, affected individuals, and the public.
Judith’s experience also includes conducting internal investigations into cybersecurity incidents, advising on proactive and investigative monitoring of employee behavior, and the development of compliance mechanisms for international data transfers in transnational investigations.
Judith practiced at several Am Law 100 firms in the United States and in Europe. As an associate based in Germany, she conducted internal investigations for global clients into potential violations of U.S., EU, and EU member state laws regarding anti-bribery and corruption (ABC) and anti-money laundering (AML), in addition to trade sanctions and export control regulations. She also advised on compliance with German and EU data protection laws in the collection and transfer of data.
Her pro bono work includes counseling transgender clients on name change rules and procedures in official documents and litigating name change proceedings.
Fluent in German, Judith served as a judicial clerk for two years in the Bundesverfassungsgericht, the German Supreme Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe, Germany. She is proficient in Russian and speaks basic French, Bosnian, Polish, and Spanish.