Hanley advises on privacy and data security litigation, counseling and investigations, as well as intellectual property and commercial disputes affecting high technology and data driven companies. Hanley regularly advises companies large and small on data breaches and cybercrimes, network and data security and internal investigations. Hanley has received the CIPP/US certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Prior to joining Fenwick, Hanley was a vice president at Stroz Friedberg, a specialized cybersecurity and risk management firm, where he oversaw investigations of, and responses to, data breaches suffered by multiple Fortune 500 companies. Hanley also supervised forensics analyses and investigations involving hundreds of digital devices, email accounts and online repositories.

Prior to his work at Stroz Friedberg, Hanley served as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in the Northern District of California for over ten years. While there, he was a member of the Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Unit and was responsible for investigating and prosecuting unauthorized computer intrusions, distributed denial of service attacks, trade secret theft, trafficking in counterfeit software and hardware, criminal copyright infringement, child exploitation and online fraud. Hanley also was an AUSA in the Central District of California, where he was a member of the General Crimes and Violent Crimes Units and was responsible for investigating and prosecuting a variety of federal crimes, including white collar fraud, bank robberies, narcotic and firearm offenses and theft cases.

In addition to his work in government, Hanley was a litigation associate at two top tier law firms. He focused his practice on complex commercial litigation, securities litigation and intellectual property litigation, appearing in both federal and state courts.

Hanley is a frequent speaker on cybersecurity and cybercrime issues and has appeared on panels sponsored by the National Advocacy Center, the San Francisco Bar Association, the Santa Clara Bar Association and various legal and security conferences.

During law school, Hanley served as an editor on law review and a legal writing instructor.

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Education & Admissions

J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School

B.A., magna cum laude, Political Science
Harvard University

Admitted to practice in California and New York

Admitted to practice before the Ninth Circuit and the Northern and Southern Districts of California

IAPP certified CIPP/US


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