May 22, 2022

Volume XII, Number 142

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Todd S. McClelland

Todd S. McClelland advises companies on complex, international legal issues associated with cybersecurity breaches and compliance, data privacy compliance, and data, technology, cloud and outsourcing transactions. Todd counsels clients in many industries, including payment processors, cybersecurity product providers, retailers, petro companies, financial institutions and traditional brick-and-mortar companies.

Prior to his legal career, Todd was an engineer designing and programming industrial control, robotics and automation systems. This background gives him unique perspective and understanding of the technology underlying the cybersecurity and privacy issues he addresses.

Todd handles some of the largest and most well-known (and unknown) cybersecurity incidents, as well as pre-breach cyber activities, such as cyber tabletops, incident response plan design, leading client and vendor penetration testing, designing cyber risk management programs, and advising corporate boards on cybersecurity issues. He also has extensive experience with PCI/payment system compliance and incidents.

Todd advises clients on global data privacy compliance issues (e.g., GDPR, CCPA), including the establishment of data privacy programs and addressing unique privacy issues pertaining to AdTech and other evolving business models and technologies. He also focuses on cybersecurity and privacy issues associated with new technologies, such as “IoT” products, Industrial IoT, and artificial intelligence/machine learning.

In his outsourcing and technology practice, Todd is highly skilled in data licensing, cloud (e.g., SaaS, IaaS, PaaS), large scale systems integration projects (e.g., Microsoft Dynamics 365), traditional outsourcing (e.g., ITO, HRO, ADM, BPO), and new technology partnering initiatives (e.g., AI/ML, and Quantum).

Todd frequently speaks at professional seminars and has authored many articles on cybersecurity.

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Articles in the National Law Review database by Todd S. McClelland

The Privacy and Data Protection Practice Group at McDermott Will & Emery is a 2021 Go-To Thought Leader for its coverage of NIST’s Cybersecurity framework for Ransomware Risk management. In a time when cybersecurity is more important than ever, NLR readers turned to the group’s coverage of ransomware risk management for essential guidance to keep their organizations secure. The group’s efforts to break down the new framework helps readers understand what is expected of them, and how to prepare for higher standards from government agencies in terms of what constitutes reasonable cybersecurity measures. Authors who contributed insights into this area include Scott FerberTodd S. McClelland, Michael G. Morgan, and David P. Saunders

 

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