David Cole is a Partner in the Atlanta office of Freeman Mathis & Gary. He is Co-Chair of the firm’s Data Security, Privacy & Technology practice group and a member of the Labor & Employment practice group.
Mr. Cole is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) who represents organizations of every size and in every industry in their data security and privacy legal issues. A recognized industry leader, some of his prior acknowledgements include being a “Georgia Trailblazer” in Data Security & Privacy Law by the National Law Journal, a nominee for “Attorney of the Year” in the Zywave Cyber Risk Awards, and a “Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation. His work on behalf of clients in this area includes: (1) advising on regulatory compliance with U.S. federal and state data security and privacy laws; (2) serving as legal counsel to provide 24/7 emergency response in the event of a data security incident, such as a ransomware attack, data breach, wire transfer fraud, or extortion demand; and (3) defending organizations in data security and privacy litigation, including class action data breach lawsuits, technology errors and omissions claims, and enforcement actions and investigations by government regulators.