Brent Hoard

Privacy and Cybersecurity Director, Privacy & Cybersecurity  

New York 917.580.3336


Brent Hoard is a director in the Privacy & Cybersecurity practice at Fenwick & West. He has over 12 years of legal and consulting experience, and is a recognized leader in the privacy field with his designation as a Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP). Brent has helped an array of clients—from Fortune 50 to early-stage innovators, across a spectrum of industries, including technology, social media, healthcare, pharma and life sciences, digital health, internet, retail, insurance/reinsurance, fintech and travel/hospitality— to protect and maximize the value of their data through assessment, development, implementation and enhancement of their privacy, information security, risk management and HIPAA programs.

Prior to joining Fenwick & West, Brent was a director and manager at global firms Paul Hastings, Booz Allen Hamilton and PwC. He was part of the team serving as experts advising the Office for Civil Rights on changes to the HIPAA Audit Program. Brent also practiced corporate law and regulatory and transactional health law. Before the start of his professional career, Brent pitched in the Minnesota Twins organization from 1998-2004 and was a member of the Twins’ 40-Man Major League Roster in 2003.

In addition to his Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP) designation, Brent is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) and has extensive experience advising clients regarding HIPAA compliance.​