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Erin M. Egan

Erin Egan is a partner and co-chair of Covington & Burling's Global Privacy and Data Security practice group, and has been recognized by both Chambers USA and Legal 500 US as a leading Privacy and Data Security lawyer. Legal 500 US writes that Ms. Egan, "'stands out for combining deep substantive knowledge, a practical understanding of clients' real world needs, and wise and mature judgment'. 'One of the most able lawyers in the market.'" Ms. Egan was recently named as one of the The National Law Journal's "40 under 40" and recognized for "laying the groundwork for a cutting-edge practice."

Ms. Egan regularly counsels multinational companies on a broad range of global privacy and security issues, including responding to data security breaches, assessing privacy and data security practices, drafting and revising privacy and information security policies, complying with federal and state regulation of marketing practices, and handling government requests for customer information.

Ms. Egan has represented clients on privacy and data security matters pending before the Federal Trade Commission and various State Attorneys General, and she is deeply involved on behalf of Internet and software companies in legislative and regulatory efforts to address privacy, spam, spyware, identity theft, and other consumer protection issues.