Global Co-Chair Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Aravind Swaminathan currently serves as the Global Co-chair of Orrick's internationally recognized Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation practice which "combines strategic thinking with a proactive approach" to address global data privacy requirements and proactively reduce security risk, while protecting clients when their future is on the line. As a strategic cybersecurity advisor, Aravind collaborates with his clients to proactively plan for a crisis and develop strategies to protect their business and brand. He guides everyone from large public company financial institutions to start-up technology companies to critical infrastructure providers through incidents, and develops business- and brand-centric tactics to mitigate and manage risk. He has directed more than 150 cybersecurity and data breach investigations, including those with national security implications. With extensive trial and litigation experience, he also defends his clients when cyber, privacy, and payments issues lead to regulatory investigations by the SEC, DOJ, FTC, and state Attorneys General and other litigation, including class action litigation and shareholder derivative suits. Aravind's background as an Assistant United States Attorney and Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Section gives him first-hand understanding of federal agencies that allows him to swiftly navigate the system, partner with investigators and find creative solutions for his clients.