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Privacy Law Answer Book (2022 Edition)

Author(s): Jeremy Feigelson, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Jim Pastore, Johanna N. Skrzypczyk
Practice Area: Cybersecurity and data protection, Information privacy (Cybersecurity and data protection)
Date: Oct 2021 i Other versions can be found in the Related Items tab.
ISBN: 9781402439483
PLI Item #: 319533
Presented in a question-and-answer format, Privacy Law Answer Book makes clear sense of the patchwork of federal, state, and international laws and regulations that govern how private-sector entities handle consumers’ electronic data and personal information in commercial settings.

The 2022 edition includes a new chapter on state privacy laws, currently focusing on California, Colorado, Nevada and Virginia, along with a new appendix comparing each of these state laws with the GDPR.

Jeremy Feigelson is a litigation partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Co-Chair of the firm’s Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practice, and a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property and Media Group. He frequently represents clients in litigations and government investigations that involve the Internet and new technologies. His practice includes litigation and counseling on cybersecurity, data privacy, trademark, right of publicity, false advertising, copyright, and defamation matters. In 2018, American Lawyer named him “Litigator of the Week” based on the right of publicity victories of Debevoise client Take-Two Interactive in Lohan v. Take-Two and Gravano v. Take-Two at the New York Court of Appeals.  Other recognitions include designation as a “Privacy MVP” by Law360, a Cybersecurity & Data Privacy “Trailblazer” by the National Law Journal, and “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property.

Mr. Feigelson regularly speaks and writes on legal issues involving intellectual property, technology and privacy. His recent publications include ““Privacy Law Goes Big: California’s New Consumer Privacy Act” (Debevoise Debrief, July 2018) and “Cybersecurity Enforcers Wake Up to Credential Stuffing” (Bloomberg, February 2018).

Mr. Feigelson received his A.B. magna cum laude from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 1984. He received his J.D. cum laude from the University of Chicago Law School in 1991, where he was admitted to the Order of the Coif and served as Articles Editor of the Law Review. From 1991 to 1992, he served as law clerk to the Hon. Milton I. Shadur, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.  He joined Debevoise in 1992.

Mr. Feigelson served prior to law school in the administration of Mayor Edward I. Koch of New York City. He has chaired the Government Ethics Committee of the New York City Bar Association. He currently chairs the Board of Directors of the Partnership for the Homeless, and serves as a Trustee of the Citizens Budget Commission, on the Leadership Council of the Committee to Protect Journalists, and on the Advisory Board of the Center for the Advancement of Public Integrity.


University of Chicago Law School, 1991, J.D.

Princeton University, 1984, A.B.

Jim Pastore is a litigation partner and a member of the firm’s Data Strategy & Security practice and Intellectual Property Litigation Group. The Legal 500 US (2020) recognizes Mr. Pastore for both his intellectual property and cybersecurity and data privacy work, describing him as a “brilliant litigator” who is “an exceptional attorney” and “smart, patient and flexible in his approach.” Chambers USA (2019) recognizes Mr. Pastore as a leading lawyer for Privacy and Data Security, where sources say he has a “great knowledge of cyber and breach response: the actual nuts and bolts of breach response and managing the process.” Named as a Cybersecurity Trailblazer by The National Law Journal, Mr. Pastore has also been named to Cybersecurity Docket’s “Incident Response 30,” a collection of 30 of the “best and brightest” incident response attorneys in the country, each year since its inception. Benchmark Litigation named Mr. Pastore to its Under 40 Hot List and Law 360 named him a Rising Star for his cybersecurity work.

Mr. Pastore has assisted a broad range of clients in cybersecurity and data privacy matters, including The Home Depot (in connection with its 2014 data breach); PayPal (in connection with a 2017 data security incident at its subsidiary, TIO Networks); American Express; KKR; and the NBA, among others.

From 2009 to 2014, he served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the Southern District of New York, where he was assigned to the Complex Frauds Unit and Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Section. He successfully litigated eight jury trials to verdict and was the lead prosecutor in United States v. Monsegur, a/k/a “Sabu” and Operation Cardshop, both of which were named to the FBI’s top 10 cases of 2012. Mr. Pastore also led Operation Dirty R.A.T., which targeted the creators and users of Blackshades ransom and malware, resulting in the largest ever worldwide law enforcement action against cybercriminals. In connection with the so-called “doomsday virus,” Mr. Pastore obtained a unique order to prevent catastrophic Internet outage.

Prior to 2009, Mr. Pastore was an associate at Debevoise, working on a variety of high-profile intellectual property matters, including the well-publicized Google Books copyright litigation.

Johanna Skrzypczyk (pronounced “Scrip-zik”) is a counsel in the Data Strategy and Security practice of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. Her practice focuses on advising AI matters and privacy-oriented work, particularly related to the California Consumer Privacy Act.

Prior to joining Debevoise, Ms. Skrzypczyk served as Assistant Attorney General in the Bureau of Internet and Technology at the New York Attorney General’s Office. In this role, she helped draft the amendments to New York’s data breach law (known as the SHIELD Act), investigated, litigated, and negotiated the landmark settlement of an action against a national corporation regarding credential stuffing, one of the very few regulatory actions to address this widespread type of cyberattack, and co-led an initiative involving potential discriminatory impacts of AI. Ms. Skrzypczyk also worked on matters involving consumer privacy, data security and virtual markets.

Ms. Skrzypczyk graduated magna cum laude from Boston College in 2006 and received her J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2010, where she was named a Stone Scholar.