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Courtney M. Bowman

Courtney M. Bowman

Associate

Courtney Bowman is an associate in the Litigation Department. She assists clients in a wide variety of industries with issues related to privacy, data security, and general commercial litigation. Courtney is a regular contributor to Proskauer’s Privacy Law Blog and frequently speaks to the media on issues relating to international privacy and data security, and has authored articles on data security and e-commerce issues in the Middle East. She is accredited by the International Association of Privacy Professionals ("IAPP") as a certified information privacy professional (CIPP) in both the U.S. private sector (CIPP/US) and Europe (CIPP/E).

In addition, Courtney has an active pro bono practice that focuses on Iraqi and Afghan refugee assistance, and is a supervising attorney for the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP). She has worked with Kids in Need of Defense to represent a child asylum applicant. In 2015, Courtney received Proskauer’s Golden Gavel Award in recognition of her pro bono work on behalf of Iraqi refugees.

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Data Breach 101, Part I: Data Breach Notification Laws

In 2017, there are few words that make companies – and their counsel – shudder more than “data breach.” Recent high-profile breaches and the resulting litigation have shown that breaches can be embarrassing, harmful to a company’s brand, and extremely expensive to handle – both in terms of response costs and, potentially, damages paid to … Continue Reading

The Basics of International Privacy Law for Commercial Litigators, Part 3: Cross-Border Discovery Issues

As explained in Part I and Part II of this series, U.S.-based commercial litigators should be aware that other countries’ privacy laws may affect their cases in unexpected ways. Perhaps the most likely stage for these issues to surface is during discovery, where materials of interest are located in another country, and that country’s privacy … Continue Reading

The Supreme Court’s Spokeo Decision and its Potential Impact on Privacy and Data Security Class Actions

On May 16, 2016, the Supreme Court decided Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, ruling that a plaintiff must sufficiently allege an injury that is both concrete and particularized in order to have Article III standing, and further that a “bare procedural violation” of a plaintiff’s statutory right may not be sufficiently “concrete” under this analysis. This … Continue Reading

The Basics of International Privacy Law for Commercial Litigators, Part 2: Global Trends

Although the volume of data that flows between the EU and the U.S. ensures that EU privacy law occupies most of the spotlight on the world stage, other countries have their own privacy laws worth noting as well.[1] Different Types of Privacy Regimes As a preliminary matter, it is important to keep in mind that … Continue Reading

The Basics of International Privacy Law for Commercial Litigators, Part 1: the EU

Let’s say an American commercial litigator is working to defend a multinational client that has been sued in the U.S. The litigator may realize that he or she needs to collect emails or other documents from the client’s office in Germany, perhaps for discovery or investigation. However, the export of the data contained in those … Continue Reading
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