Privacy and Data Protection


Patrick Kane is an associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where his practice focuses on corporate compliance with complex foreign, federal, and state privacy and data security laws. Whether it is health, technology, or media conglomerates, Patrick regularly advises companies on managing privacy- and data security-related risks in corporate transactions.

Patrick has assisted leading technology, media, and health clients in developing commercial agreements that address privacy and security risks and legal compliance obligations. To safeguard clients' valuable intellectual property and protect against data breaches, he has also counseled clients regarding the data security practices of their strategic partners and vendors. In addition, he advises clients on compliance with evolving international data protection standards. The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) has designated Patrick as a Certified Information Privacy Professional.

During law school, Patrick was an acknowledged researcher for Professor Peter Edelman's book So Rich, So Poor. Prior to attending law school, he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Republic of Kiribati and also worked at the United Nations and the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Patrick maintains an active pro bono practice and most recently submitted a clemency petition to the Office of the Pardon Attorney on behalf of a client serving a life sentence for low-level drug offenses.

Prior to joining the firm, Patrick worked in the privacy and data security practice at another major law firm in Washington, D.C.

  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2014
    Cum Laude; Trade Editor, Georgetown Journal of International Law
  • B.A., History, Boston College, 2006
    Cum Laude
  • Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Bar of the District of Columbia
  • State Bar of Massachusetts

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