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Edward R McNicholas

Sidley Austin LLP - Washington, DC

Edward R McNicholas - Sidley Austin LLP
  • 1501 K Street NW
  • Washington, DC, District of Columbia, USA
  • 20005

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Practice Areas

Co-leader of Sidley’s Privacy and Cybersecurity practice, he represents technologically-sophisticated clients facing complex cybersecurity, information technology, and privacy issues. Spearheads Sidley’s cybercrime focus and has significant experience with investigations and class action litigation related to cybersecurity incidents, alongside enforcement actions by various government agencies. His counseling practice focuses on privacy, cybersecurity, data protection and includes other technology law areas such as electronic surveillance, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, trade secrets, online advertising, social media, and big data/data science.


Former Associate Counsel to President Clinton. Former clerk to Hon Paul Niemeyer, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.