Partner, Global Privacy and Data Security Practice, Morrison & Foerster LLP
Andrew B. Serwin is a partner in the Global Privacy and Data Security Practice Group at Morrison & Foerster LLP’s San Diego and Washington, D.C. offices. Mr. Serwin has handled a number of high-profile privacy and consumer protection matters, including multiple privacy enforcement matters before the Federal Trade Commission, and is internationally recognized as one of the leading consumer protection and privacy lawyers.
Mr. Serwin ranked second in the 2010 Computerworld survey of top global privacy advisors and is recognized by Chambers USA as one of the top privacy and data security attorneys nationwide (2009–2013).
Mr. Serwin advises a number of Fortune 500 and emerging companies regarding global privacy compliance and technology transactions, with particular emphasis on: international compliance; health care; mobile; behavioral advertising; ECPA and wiretap issues; electronic marketing concerns; security incidents; social media; and compliance with FTC requirements. Mr. Serwin also has extensive litigation and enforcement experience, having served as lead counsel in a number of FTC matters, matters before the Office of Civil Rights, and consumer protection and privacy litigation matters based upon the alleged misuse of personal information, including class actions and enforcement matters brought by state attorneys general.
Mr. Serwin has written a number of books, including the leading treatise on privacy, “Information Security and Privacy: A Guide to Federal and State Law and Compliance,” and “Information Security and Privacy: A Guide to International Law and Compliance,” (West 2005-2013), which has been called “the best privacy sourcebook,” “an indispensable resource for privacy professionals at all levels,” and “a book that everybody in the information privacy field should have on their desk.” He has written more than 190 articles and presented more than 200 times on litigation and privacy topics. He is also a co-author of Health Care Privacy and Security(West 2013), West’s Corporate Counsel’s Primer on International Privacy and Security and Internet Marketing and Consumer Protection (West 2005-2012).