Mx. Langer-Osuna has significant experience litigating matters that turn on international relations and involve the foreign relations law of the US. Separately, how the law handles information – whether data privacy, the attorney-client privilege, online defamation or intellectual property – fascinates Rafael. They often use Spanish and a broad understanding of various legal cultures in representing foreign governments and multinational corporations in international disputes in US courts. These disputes often call upon them to help coordinate global legal strategy across a variety of jurisdictions. Other lawyers, including lawyers from other law firms, seek advice from Rafael, regarding the application of the attorney-client privilege. In addition, they maintain an active appellate practice.
Rafael’s extensive internet litigation experience includes a significant amount of data privacy, cybersecurity and data breach matters. Many of these matters involve class action litigation. Among other issues, they have addressed matters involving the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) (and its state equivalents), the Driver Privacy Protection Act (DPPA), the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) and the Communications Decency Act (CDA).
Rafael is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Squire Patton Boggs Foundation, which promotes the role of public service and pro bono work in the practice of law and the development of public policy. Separately, they maintain an active pro bono practice and are actively engaged in public service. Rafael serves on a number of non-profit boards, including bar associations and non-profits directed at advancing the legal profession. Presently, Rafael serves as the co-chair of the National Trans Bar Association.
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