Andrea L. D'Ambra is a partner in the New York office and spearheads the firm's outreach to Technology sector clients in the United States. She is also the U.S. Head of eDiscovery and Information Governance. Andrea focuses her practice on data privacy, e-discovery, cross border discovery, and cybersecurity.
Andrea works with clients to manage information risk, whether it is related to litigation or regulatory inquiries, navigating foreign data privacy laws, assessing the impact of a cybersecurity incident, or managing the day to day retention of an organization's data. Andrea works with numerous technology clients and has deep expertise in addressing the unique issues that arise for tech sector clients. She is also a recognized thought leader on the challenges posed by emerging technologies. During the past five years, she has championed the leveraging of advanced technology to quickly, efficiently, and defensibly respond to Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) second requests and other regulatory investigations. Recently, she represented a target corporation in the first European Commission DG Comp investigation where the parties were permitted to use Technology Assisted Review to identify documents relevant to the inquiry.
Andrea counsels clients on preservation and data management issues, and has drafted information governance and records management policies for a number of multi-national companies. In addition to counselling, she has assisted clients in navigating foreign data privacy laws while complying with U.S. discovery obligations. She also counsels clients on breach preparedness, assessing potential cybersecurity incidents and the regulatory notifications required when an incident rises to the level where it must be reported. Andrea regularly speaks on cybersecurity, data protection and e-discovery issues, and has written on various information risk topics.
Increasingly, jurisdictions like California and Washington are requiring line-by-line confidentiality designations instead of allowing parties to designate entire documents confidential. While some argue that this furthers transparency and the right ...