Our editorial board and contributors are part of Drinker Biddle’s Information Privacy, Security and Governance (IPSG) team. IPSG brings together professionals from across our nationwide firm. Our experienced team evaluates information privacy and security practices, develops information governance programs, responds to regulatory compliance inquiries and investigations, and handles litigation related to information privacy and security compliance.

Katherine E. Armstrong – Counsel, Washington, DC

Katherine advises clients on potential privacy and security risks raised by U.S. federal and state privacy laws and on advertising and marketing practices regulated by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). She brings to her practice over 30 years of consumer protection law enforcement and policy experience from the FTC. While at the FTC, Katherine led numerous Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) law enforcement investigations that resulted in consent decrees. She also engaged in policy work involving big data issues and was part of the team that drafted the May 2014 Commission Report, “Data Brokers: A Call for Transparency and Accountability” and the workshop, “Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion?”

Kenneth K. Dort – Partner, Chicago, IL

Ken counsels clients on information technology and intellectual property law issues—specifically, software development and licensing, systems development and integration, data security and privacy, trade secret protection and patent/copyright/trademark licensing and protection. He is chair of the firm’s Technology Committee.

Ken is CIPP/US, CIPP/E and CIPP/C certified and advises clients throughout the United States, the European Union and Canada on their data security and privacy practices and compliance needs arising under HIPAA, COPPA, the CAN-SPAM Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act, the Video Privacy Protection Act, PCI-DSS, the EU Privacy Directive, the EU GDPR, Canada’s Privacy Act and PIPEDA and other federal, state, provincial and international privacy and data security laws and industry standards. He assists clients with the drafting and implementation of data security and privacy, document retention, device usage and mobile application policies and protocols.

Lee G. Petro – Of Counsel, Washington, D.C.

Lee represents broadcasters, telephone companies and wireless service providers before the Federal Communications Commission. He has represented broadcasters and fixed wireless broadband service providers in the issues faced by their transition to digital and to two-way broadband service. Lee also works with clients who need counseling on matters of construction benchmarks, build out, rights of way, tower leasing and siting and implementation of services more generally. He lends his experience to clients seeking to lease their spectrum excess capacity and to transactions designed to accomplish that goal consistent with regulatory requirements. Lee also routinely works on transactional matters for a range of communications clients, including preparation of asset purchase agreements, spectrum leasing arrangements and interference reduction agreements. He also prosecutes trademark applications before the Patent and Trademark Office on behalf of his telecommunications clients, and has represented clients before the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice relating to merger and acquisition issues.

Laura H. Phillips – Partner, Washington, DC

Laura has been a leader in the telecommunications market for more than 25 years. She counsels wireless and wired technology entrepreneurs on issues related to the development of new technologies, including the development of spectrum auctions, network interconnection, access, universal service and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). She also represents clients in regulatory matters stemming from communications service convergence, the growth of wireless services and the Internet.

Laura is chair of the firm’s Government and Regulatory Affairs Practice Group and she counsels clients on managing government mandates, government enforcement, hearings and a range of communications law, business and policy compliance matters. In addition to administrative litigation, she advises technology clients on emerging FCC issues, among them telemarketing, USAC audits and disabilities access. She also counsels clients on regulatory billing matters, acquisitions, mergers and other business issues.

Anand R. Shah – Associate, Washington, DC

Anand counsels clients on issues relating to cybersecurity, information governance, privacy, eDiscovery and data analytics. He assists clients in proactively evaluating and managing risks associated with their information practices, particularly during breach response or cybercrime investigations. Anand advises clients on a wide range of federal laws and regulations, including CFAA, ECPA, HIPAA, GLB, FISMA, CAN-SPAM, VPPA, COPPA, FCRA, and CISA, along with international and state data protection and breach notification laws. He guides clients on the implementation of information sharing practices, such as the DHS’s Automated Indicator Sharing initiative, and industry standards, such as the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. Anand assists in crafting incident response plans, vulnerability assessment tools, information security agreements, corporate policies, and product design reviews that are tailored to meet the needs of companies and boards seeking to safeguard their data.


Jason R. Baron Of Counsel Washington, DC
Eric M. Berman Associate Chicago, IL
Peter Blenkinsop Partner Washington, DC
Bennett B. Borden Partner Washington, DC
Jay Brudz Partner Washington, DC
Thomas M. Dawson Partner New York, NY
Anthony D. Glosson Associate Washington, DC
Yodi S. Hailemariam Associate Washington, DC
Stephanie Klarer Compliance Professional New York, NY
Amy R. Marcos Associate Washington, DC
Emily J. Maus Associate Washington, DC
Sumaya M. Noush Associate Chicago, IL
Sarah Pheasant Associate Washington, DC
Jeremiah Posedel Associate Chicago, IL
Lee Roach Associate Washington, DC
Jonathan D. Tarnow Partner Washington, DC
Krissa Webb Associate Washington, DC