Kate Lucente’s practices focuses on privacy, data security, and e-commerce laws, rules and regulations, as well as related industry best practice and self-regulatory initiatives. 

As part of her practice, Kate counsels clients on a broad range of data management issues, including privacy and data protection, cyber security, incident response and preparedness, cloud and other business services agreements, privacy litigation risks, cross-border data flows, analytics, advertising and marketing regulations, biometrics privacy, healthcare and financial privacy, children's and student privacy, communications privacy, employee data and electronic monitoring.  Kate has extensive experience counselling clients in the technology, communications, media, advertising, health services and financial industries.

As part of her practice, Ms. Lucente regularly:

  • Advises clients on U.S. privacy laws, including privacy, telemarketing, security and data breach laws, CAN-SPAM, TCPA, COPPA, and GLBA.
  • Manages global compliance projects covering a range of issues including data privacy and protection, data transfers, e-commerce, consumer protection, marketing and advertising, employee monitoring, records management, whistle blower programs, and cyber-law issues.
  • Conducts compliance assessments and advises clients on implementation of global privacy compliance programs.
  • Advises clients on implementing, testing and updating incident response programs.
  • Advises on all facets of incident response, including notification and post-incident liability.  As part of this, Kate has counseled clients regarding more than 100 security incidents, and has managed client response efforts for numerous security incidents and data breaches.
  • Conducts privacy due diligence  reviews related to acquisitions, asset sales and related corporate transactions, and has represented clients in FTC enforcement proceedings. 
  • Advises clients on the implementation of intra-group data transfer agreements to achieve compliance with laws in multiple jurisdictions around the world, and assists clients seeking Privacy Shield certification.
  • Negotiates privacy and security terms and agreements.
  • Drafts and advises on the implementation of privacy policies, and internal privacy and security policies and procedures.

Kate also represents clients in responding to FTC and other agency proceedings related to privacy and consumer protection issues, and provides policy-related advocacy and guidance to clients regarding proposed privacy and security laws.

In addition to her J.D., Ms. Lucente also holds a M.A. in Mass Communications Law from the University of Florida, where she concentrated her graduate work and thesis on information privacy laws.

Ms. Lucente is also the co-editor (2011 - present) of the DLA Piper Laws of the World Handbook, which provides an overview of data protection laws in more than 90 jurisdictions worldwide.