Named among The National Law Journal’s “100 Most Influential Lawyers,” Lisa Sotto chairs the firm’s top-ranked Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice and is the managing partner of the firm’s New York office. She also serves on the firm’s Executive Committee. Lisa was voted the world’s leading privacy advisor in all surveys by Computerworld magazine and was recognized by Chambers and Partners as a “Star” performer (the highest honor) for privacy and data security. Lisa also is recognized as a “leading lawyer” by The Legal 500 United States for cyber crime and privacy and data security. She serves as the Chairperson of the Department of Homeland Security’s Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee.
Featured as “The Queen of Breach” in an article by New York Super Lawyers Magazine, Lisa provides extensive advice on cybersecurity risks, incidents and policy issues, including proactive cyber incident readiness. Since 2005, she has advised clients on more than 1,200 cybersecurity and data breach incidents in the U.S. and abroad (extending to 78 countries), including many of the seminal events. A number of these breaches were watershed events that garnered headlines across the globe, including cyber incidents at Yahoo!, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, AvMed, RBS WorldPay, Michaels and TJX.
Lisa has been profiled in numerous publications including the Crain’s New York Business feature “Lawyer Goes Into the Breach” and the SC Magazine feature “Women of Influence.” She is the editor and lead author of the legal treatise entitled Privacy and Cybersecurity Law Deskbook, published by Aspen Publishers, Wolters Kluwer Law & Business.
Lisa is co-chair of the International Privacy Law Committee of the New York State Bar Association, chair of the New York Privacy Officers’ Forum, and former member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Privacy Professionals. She received her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she was an editor of the Law Review. She received her B.A. from Cornell University, with Distinction in All Subjects. She is admitted to practice in New York and the District of Columbia.