Data Protection and Information Privacy

Data Protection and Information Privacy

Information can be a company’s greatest asset, yet the applicable rules and regulations change constantly and new risks to the security of your information emerge daily. We approach the problems raised by data security on a holistic basis, focused on helping you ensure compliance with privacy statutes and regulations. Whether you need to be HIPAA compliant, conform to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, or are simply concerned about the ever-growing number of state and regulatory provisions, our attorneys routinely help clients develop best practices and appropriately manage their data.

The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act is a common concern for our clients and Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP attorneys have led the way in bringing a creative and cost-effective approach to this litigation. As a result, attorneys from our firm were the first to obtain a summary judgment dismissal of BIPA litigation for a client. From our experience, we understand that data disputes arise in many types of contexts and industries. Thus, we take a multi-disciplinary approach to litigation, often leaning on our extensive experience in intellectual property, class action, employment, and product liability litigation to protect your interests.

Our background covers a variety of industries and matters, from drafting FCC compliant privacy policies for music teachers to serving as lead trial counsel in nine-figure data security disputes. Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP attorneys have experience in the full array of potential client needs and stand ready to assist you.

If you have more questions, please contact Bill Patterson or John Arranz.


Chicago, March 17, 2020
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Data Protection Newsletter - Work From Home
The latest newsletter focuses on work from home policies.

Chicago, May 31, 2019
Crain's Chicago Business Names Five Attorneys to Notable Gen X Leaders in Law list
John P. Arranz, Patricia S. Kocour, A. Jay Koehler, Aiju C. Thevatheril and Catherine Basque Weiler were among 121 lawyers in Chicago listed.

Chicago, April 3, 2019
Patterson Speaks on Data Privacy at DePaul Business and Commercial Law Journal Symposium
This year's symposium will focus on "Innovation, Technology, and Developments in the Legal Landscape."

Chicago, September 10, 2018
Longfield Speaks at Perrin Asbestos Litigation Conference
Longfield and fellow panelists will discuss "Utilizing Technology to Manage Asbestos Litigation and an Update on Data Security Issues."

Chicago, May 28, 2018
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Highlights Summary Judgment Ruling in Alleged BIPA Violation
The article focused on the recent summary judgment that Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP clients were awarded in a proposed class-action regarding the alleged violation of Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).

Chicago, May 21, 2018
Employees Lose Bid for Statutory Damages for Alleged BIPA Violation Without Proof of "Injury or Adverse Effect"
Attorneys from Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP and Verticchio & Verticchio Law Office were awarded summary judgment on behalf of their clients in a proposed class-action regarding the alleged violation of Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).

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