Scott Lashway, Kaylee Cox Bankston and Kevin Powers

Scott Lashway is a disputes partner based in the Boston office of Manatt, Phelps & Philips, which he manages for the firm. His practice focuses on matters involving the intersection of law and technology, and he is co-leader of Manatt’s privacy and data security group.

Scott represents and counsels clients in complex business disputes and class actions, internal investigations, and government enforcement matters, and advises on compliance risks and vulnerabilities. He regularly represents clients in courts nationwide, including Massachusetts state and federal courts as well as matters involving the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office and Massachusetts Secretary of State.

Scott routinely conducts investigations and counsels clients on incident response confronting sophisticated cyberattacks, and represents clients in related law enforcement inquiries, regulatory matters and data privacy litigation. He represents clients before various state and federal regulators, including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), state attorneys general, the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

Scott’s clients are in a wide range of industries, including financial services and insurance; technology, including ad-tech and mar-tech; life sciences; intelligence and data processing; professional services firms; transportation; education; and gaming.

Before joining Manatt, Scott was a partner at an international law firm where he was co-chair of the cybersecurity, data breach and privacy team. He also has worked as senior in-house counsel and head of investigations for a Fortune 100 global financial services company.

Kaylee Cox Bankston is a privacy and data security attorney in Manatt’s Washington, D.C., office. She focuses her practice on complex cybersecurity and privacy matters, including data privacy and security compliance, information governance, security incident response and breach preparation, regulatory investigations, litigation and class action defense, and development of corporate privacy and security programs.

Kaylee advises clients in a wide range of industries on data privacy and security risk management as well as compliance with state, federal and international privacy laws and regulations, such as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), among others. She develops and conducts information security and privacy program assessments and leads cybersecurity simulations and war games to evaluate and develop incident response protocols and risk mitigation strategies.

Kaylee also has substantial experience representing clients in privacy and security investigations and related regulatory actions. She represents companies before U.S. and international regulators, including the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general. Kaylee defends clients in privacy and security class action litigation matters in various federal and state courts.

Kaylee is a Certified Information Privacy Professional for the U.S. private sector (CIPP/US). Before joining Manatt, Kaylee worked at an international law firm as co-chair of the firm’s cybersecurity, data breach and privacy team.

Kevin Powers is a senior cybersecurity advisor in Manatt’s Boston office. A renowned thought leader on data privacy and cybersecurity policy and law, Kevin regularly provides high-level counsel to private and government entities regarding cybersecurity, including assessments, strategies and frameworks, employee training, data security and privacy, incident response, government investigations, and “table top” exercises.

Kevin is the founding director of and a professor for Boston College’s premier master’s degree in cybersecurity, which he created, developed and implemented to better address the needs and issues of the rapidly changing cyber ecosystem. With a combined 20 years of law enforcement, military, national security, business, higher education and teaching experience, Kevin has worked as an analyst and attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Navy, U.S. Department of Defense and law firms in Boston and Washington, D.C., and as the general counsel for an international software company based in Seattle, Washington. Along with his advising for Manatt and teaching at Boston College, Kevin is a research affiliate at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and he has taught courses at the U.S. Naval Academy, where he was also the deputy general counsel to the superintendent. Kevin regularly provides expert commentary regarding cybersecurity, privacy and national security issues for varying local, national and international media outlets.

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