Jim Halpert is rated as a Legal 500 "Hall of Fame" practitioner, as a "Superstar" Tier 1 lawyer by Chambers & Partners and as a BTI "client service all-star." Jim has helped to draft almost all the state privacy, security and breach notice laws enacted over the past 15 years, the National Association of Corporate Directors Cyber Risk Handbook, and two major US federal privacy laws.

Jim advises clients regarding compliance, crisis management, corporate governance, and risk management strategies relating to transnational, federal and state security and privacy regulation, industry best practices and self-regulatory initiatives, and has represented clients in numerous transactions and major security and privacy cases in federal courts and before the Federal Trade Commission and State Attorneys General. He has helped clients through more than 650 cybersecurity incidents, including several of the most high-profile breaches in the world, and has helped over a hundred clients shape their preventive cybersecurity and privacy programs.

Jim has defended clients in many FTC and State AG investigations and in major privacy cases in federal and state courts.

In the course of his 25 years in these fields, Jim has extensive experience helping clients on the full range of data risk issues domestically and internationally and across most sectors. Jim has extensive experience with European, Asian and Latin American privacy regimes, and regularly leads teams across DLA Piper's highly ranked global network advising on complex international security and privacy matters.