Heather Egan Sussman

Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP


Heather Egan Sussman leads the Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice Group at Ropes & Gray. Her practice focuses on privacy, cybersecurity and information management. Heather routinely guides clients through the existing patchwork of U.S. federal and state laws impacting the financial services industry, including breach notification laws and data security laws, as well as self-regulatory frameworks, and those covering online advertising and payment card information. She advises on cutting edge privacy and security issues including those involving biometrics, machine learning and connected devices.  She manages teams of local counsel around the world to deliver seamless advice for clients that operate across many jurisdictional lines, developing comprehensive privacy and cybersecurity programs that address competing regulatory regimes. She works proactively to reduce the risk of a privacy or security incident and, in the event one occurs, Heather helps companies respond and remediate.