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. His work 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 litigation of data security and privacy claims, including class action data breach cases, technology errors and omissions claims, and enforcement actions and investigations by government regulators. Mr. Cole is a recognized industry leader in this field of law and was honored in 2019 by The National Law Journal as a "Georgia Trailblazer" for Data Security & Privacy Law.