Strategic Research Partner of the American Bar Association's Section of International LawThe Queen's Award for Enterpise 2012

Edward R McNicholas

Edward R McNicholas
Office:
Sidley Austin LLP
1501 K Street NW
20005
City:
Washington
State:
District of Columbia
Country:
USA
Tel:
+1 202 736 8010
Fax:
+1 202 736 8711

Biography • Telecommunications Media & Technology - Information Technology

Ed McNicholas, a co-leader of Sidley’s privacy, data security, and information law practice, has an extensive practice representing clients facing complex information technology, constitutional and privacy issues in civil and white-collar criminal matters. Mr McNicholas focuses on trial and appellate representations of technologically sophisticated clients facing complex personal information and cybersecurity issues. Commended by The Legal 500 US for his “deep knowledge of privacy and information security”, Mr McNicholas spearheads Sidley’s cybercrime and cybersecurity focus and has significant experience with a wide-range of cutting-edge Internet and information law matters involving privacy and data protection, electronic surveillance, cloud computing, trade secrets, online advertising, social media, “big data” and national security.

Prior to joining Sidley, Mr McNicholas served as an associate counsel to President Clinton. In that capacity, he advised senior White House staff regarding various independent counsel, congressional and grand jury investigations. Mr McNicholas has developed unique experience representing clients in the midst of media-driven legal challenges. His crisis management skills are particularly useful in coordinating the swirl of complex litigation, congressional hearings, and federal and state investigations that follow from major privacy and cybersecurity incidents.

Mr McNicholas received his JD (cum laude; Harvard Law Review editor) from Harvard Law School in 1996 and his AB (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from Princeton University in 1991. He clerked for the honourable Paul Niemeyer on the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Mr McNicholas is admitted in the District of Columbia and Maryland.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Telecommunications Media & Technology which can be purchased from our Shop.

Practice Areas

Firms

Browse Firms

Search Firms

The Who's Who Legal 100

Awards

News & Features

Special Reports

Events

Shop

About Us

It is not possible to buy entry into any Who's Who Legal publication

Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

Copyright © 2014 Law Business Research Ltd. All rights reserved. | http://www.lbresearch.com

87 Lancaster Road, London, W11 1QQ, UK | Tel: +44 20 7908 1180 / Fax: +44 207 229 6910

http://www.whoswholegal.com | editorial@whoswholegal.com

Law Business Research Ltd

87 Lancaster Road, London
W11 1QQ, UK