Greg Szewczyk is a partner in Ballard Spahr's Denver and Boulder offices and a Practice Co-Leader of the Privacy and Data Security Group. Greg is a lawyer who leverages over a decade of experience in high stakes litigation to help companies assess risk and comply with the ever expanding patchwork of state, federal, and international privacy and data security statutes and regulations. Greg helps companies of all sizes, from Fortune 500s to start ups, build and maintain their privacy and data security programs. He has advised hundreds of companies on various compliance issues—from cutting edge technological issues to vendor management to routine data processing matters that arise in day-to-day business—relating to the Colorado Privacy Act (CPA), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA), the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS), the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), state financial privacy laws, the Telephone Consumer Privacy Act (TCPA), and various other laws and regulations. Greg also advises clients in connection with corporate transactions, such as mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships. In doing so, he helps his clients assess the potential risks involved and develop creative solutions to data issues. In addition to his compliance and transactional practices, Greg has advised clients in data breach response, including breaches impacting consumers in all 50 states and internationally. Greg has also defended companies facing data breach and privacy class actions, as well as represented companies in business-to-business litigations stemming from data incidents. Greg is accredited by the International Association of Privacy Professionals as a Certified Information Privacy Professional / United States (CIPP/US). He has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in both Colorado and New York, and he is regularly quoted in periodicals such as Bloomberg. Prior to joining Ballard Spahr, Greg was an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York. During law school, Greg served a legal internship with the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps.