Molly E. Whitman

Molly E. Whitman

Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP, Counsel

Los Angeles, California

As a member of the firm's cybersecurity, privacy and data protection practice, Molly Whitman counsels corporations in data breach investigations and notifications, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) cybersecurity compliance and regulatory issues, privacy and data protection compliance, class action litigation and cloud computing advice. Molly provides privacy counseling to numerous enterprises concerning CCPA, GDPR, and other global privacy laws. She is also a monthly contributor to AG Data Dive, which covers cybersecurity, privacy and other data-related topics impacting organizations across the globe. In addition, Molly handles complex commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts. She has experience representing companies in a wide range of commercial disputes often involving contract, business tort, antitrust, and employment issues. She has managed a large docket of cases that span numerous jurisdictions. Within the bounds of each case, she works effectively with a range of co-counsel and opposing counsel, as well as with other attorneys on the Akin Gump team. Highly organized, Molly is adept at keeping the work streams of numerous ongoing cases moving in a timely and cost-effective way. Since joining Akin Gump, Molly has defended large corporations in high-stakes litigation for clients in various industries, such as technology, e-commerce, financial, telecommunications, insurance, and manufacturing, with extensive experience in all phases of case management, including: taking and defending depositions; preparing and arguing motions and dispositive briefs; and managing all phases of alternative dispute resolution. Molly maintains an active pro bono docket, including representation of clients seeking asylum based on human rights violations and advocacy for LGBTQ+ individuals and privacy-related projects.

Experience

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