Mark H. Francis is a tech and data partner at the law firm Holland & Knight LLP in New York, with a focus on cybersecurity, data privacy, intellectual property and emerging technology. Mark’s practice spans counseling, legal compliance, investigations, litigation, and a wide array of transactions. In connection with his practice, Mark advises clients on information governance, third party risk management, federal, state and foreign privacy laws, artificial intelligence, adtech and data strategy. He frequently counsels clients in response to data breaches and other incidents, guiding them through internal investigations, regulatory inquiries, and legal disputes.
Mark has a background in computer science and telecommunications, and received his JD/MBA from Fordham University. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), as well as an IAPP CIPP/US, CIPT, Privacy Law Specialist and Fellow of Information Privacy.
Mark is a board member and Governance Committee Chair for the New York Metro InfraGard Members Alliance, and Chair of the IAPP’s CIPP/US Exam Development Board. Mark is currently serving as a Special Government Employee on the Department of Homeland Security’s Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee.