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Balch & Bingham’s Data Privacy & Security Practice designs comprehensive prevention and reporting methods and policies to help businesses protect against, prevent and combat technology-related breaches. Members of this practice frequently contribute to the Data Privacy & Security Observer blog.


Brandon Robinson | Data Privacy & Security Observer Editor | BalchBrandon Robinson
Partner, Balch & Bingham
Editor, Data Privacy & Security Observer

A Partner at Balch & Bingham, Brandon Robinson represents a wide variety of industries regarding cybersecurity and data privacy issues to assist them in proactively managing risks while maintaining innovative customer service. As one of the first CIPP/US certified attorneys in Alabama, Brandon counsels clients on policy and compliance issues regarding cybersecurity and data privacy. Brandon’s range of experience and subject matter expertise includes personally identifiable information (PII) and other sensitive information, customer data privacy, drafting and reviewing privacy policies and cybersecurity risk management frameworks, cybersecurity due diligence, smart grid and other electric reliability issues, data breach preparation, management and response, “big data” and Internet of Things (“IoT”), UAS/drones, and more. Brandon has worked with and before a number of federal agencies (e.g., NIST, DOE, FTC, etc.) in developing and providing input on industry-wide cybersecurity and data privacy standards and best practices. Brandon’s expertise in this area has been featured in numerous publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Law 360, Inside Counsel, Corporate Counsel, Money Management Executive, and the Birmingham Business Journal. You can follow him on Twitter at @BrandonNRobinso for data privacy and security news and trends.

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Aaron Gregg | Balch & BinghamAaron Gregg
Partner, Balch & Bingham
Contributor, Data Privacy & Security Observer

Aaron Gregg is an experienced attorney and lobbyist with a demonstrated history of success on behalf of corporate, non-profit and trade association clients. As a Texas public policy consultant, Aaron advances clients’ interests by closely tailoring their strategies and actions in response to the ever-changing political landscape. He has experience monitoring state budgets and advising on creative strategies to pursue funding. In addition, Aaron counsels clients on compliance issues related to a wide variety of legislative policy areas, including: state appropriations, public education, energy, economic development/tax, health care/public health, technology & media, privacy, criminal justice, and disability rights, among others.

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Brad Neighbors | Balch & BinghamBrad Neighbors
Partner, Balch & Bingham
Contributor, Data Privacy & Security Observer

Brad Neighbors represents a wide range of financial institution clients and regularly advises them on cybersecurity and data privacy issues. Brad’s experience and areas of expertise include compliance with various regulations and regulatory guidance, personally identifiable information (PII) and other sensitive information, customer data privacy, drafting and reviewing privacy policies, data breach preparation, breach management and response, and third-party vendor contract negotiation. Brad has published articles on cybersecurity in various publications, including Banking Traditions and Money Management Executive.

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Kelsi Long | Data Privacy & Security Observer Contributor | Balch Kelsi Long
Attorney, Balch & Bingham
Contributor, Data Privacy & Security Observer

As an attorney at Balch & Bingham, Kelsi Long’s practice focuses on transactional matters involving data privacy and security, corporate and securities and energy issues. She routinely advises clients on corporate formation, strategic acquisitions and data breach disclosures, and guides clients through due diligence and contract negotiations. Kelsi works closely with clients’ legal and business teams, supporting day-to-day commercial agreements and assisting to navigate the data privacy and security regulatory landscape.

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