Kristin Bryan is a data privacy and cybersecurity litigator experienced in the resolution of complex disputes. She has represented clients nationwide before state and federal trial and appellate courts and in arbitrations and mediations.

    Kristin has deep expertise defending clients in federal class action and multidistrict litigations concerning allegations that their practices violated federal and state privacy laws. This includes in the context of data breach and incident response litigation. As a natural extension of her experience litigating data privacy disputes, Kristin also provides practical, business-oriented privacy advice to a wide range of clients and has represented them in government investigations regarding their privacy practices.

    Kristin is CIPP/US certified and routinely publishes and speaks on cutting-edge developments in data privacy and cybersecurity litigation. Kristin is currently the co-chair of the International Association of Privacy Professional (IAPP)’s KnowledgeNet Chapter for Cleveland and on the IAPP’s Privacy Bar Advisory Board. She is a 2020-21 Vice Chair of the ABA TIPS Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Committee and managing editor of Squire Patton Boggs’ data privacy blog Consumer Privacy World.

    Prior to joining the firm, Kristin worked at an international law firm in New York, specializing in Data Strategy & Security. During this time, she was recognized by the Legal Aid Society for her commitment to public service.

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    • Resenting an insurance software provider in cybersecurity litigation, involving competing federal class actions concerning allegations related to the purported disclosure of PII.
    • Representing a major entertainment company in multidistrict litigation involving putative claims brought on behalf of a class under the Video Privacy Protection Act, the Wiretap Act and various state privacy laws regarding the privacy rights of minors.
    • Representing a website operator in a state attorney general privacy investigation regarding the website operator’s marketing and ad sales practices.
    • Representing a Fortune 15 home appliances manufacturer in multidistrict litigation involving 26 putative class actions alleging violations of consumer protection statutes and other claims.
    • Representing a global manufacturer in complex commercial litigation involving breach of contract, alter ego and other claims arising out of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementation.

    Education

    • Columbia Law School, J.D., 2010
    • Dartmouth College, B.A., 2007

    Admissions

    • Ohio, 2016
    • New York, 2011

    Courts

    • U.S. Dist. Ct., N. Dist. of New York
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., S. Dist. of New York
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., N. Dist. of Ohio

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • Member, William K. Thomas Inn of Court
    • Co-Chair, International Association of Privacy Professional’s Cleveland KnowledgeNet Chapter
    • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2021: Ones to Watch for Commercial Litigation in Cleveland

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    • “FTC PrivacyCon 2020: Health Apps Area of FTC Focus Going Forward,” July 2020
    • “Strike! Eleventh Circuit in Bowling Upends Decades of Removal Jurisprudence in FCRA Case,” June 2020
    • “Stop, Do Not Pass Go: Federal Court Requires Employees to Pursue BIPA Claims in Arbitration and Before Adjustment Board,” May 2020
    • “NYDFS Cybersecurity Certification Deadline Extended to June 1” May 2020
    • “BIPA Survives Huge Challenge: Seventh Circuit Holds That BIPA Violations Cause Injury Sufficient for Article III Standing,” May, 2020
    • “[FCRA]No Target Moving: FCRA Plaintiff Cannot Sue to Remedy Inaccurate Reporting Not Raised in Original Dispute to Reporting Agencies,” April 2020
    • “New York’s SHIELD Act Provisions Now In Effect,” April  2020
    • “[FCRA] Garry –Alleged Identity Theft Results in Denial of Motion to Compel Arbitration of FCRA Claim,” April 2020
    • “[FCRA] Booyah: Court Holds CRAs Do Not Need to Confirm Legality of Accounts in Response to a Consumer Dispute,” April 2020
    • “New York Cybersecurity Upgrades: Are You Ready?, February 2020
    • “Enforcement of the NYDFS Cybersecurity Regulation Coming in the Near Future,” February 5, 2020
    • “The Law of Averages: In a Narrow Ruling, the US Supreme Court Allows Representative Evidence ‘to Fill Evidentiary Gaps’ in Tyson Foods, Inc.,” Squire Patton Boggs Client Alert, March 2016
    • “What The ‘Narrow’ Tyson Foods Rule Means For Class Actions,” Law360, March 2016
    • “The Law of Averages: In a Narrow Ruling, the US Supreme Court Allows Representative Evidence ‘to Fill Evidentiary Gaps’ in Tyson Foods, Inc.,” Squire Patton Boggs Client Alert, March 2016
    • “What The ‘Narrow’ Tyson Foods Rule Means For Class Actions,” Law360, March 2016

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