Kendall Burman is a Cybersecurity & Data Privacy counsel in Mayer Brown's Washington DC office. Kendall advises a broad range of clients, including financial services and technology companies, on legal, regulatory, and policy issues involving emerging technologies, security, privacy, and the flow of information across borders. Her practice focuses on advising clients on their privacy and data security policies and practices, including advising companies on how to develop their information programs in ways that comply with the law and industry best practices. Kendall also advises and advocates for clients on new and complex policy and compliance issues involving big data, artificial intelligence, and other technologies.

Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Kendall served in a variety of roles in public service and in the nonprofit sector. Most recently, she served as Deputy General Counsel for the US Department of Commerce where she developed and executed the department's priorities in areas such as cybersecurity and privacy. In her role, Kendall worked with US companies to engage with the European Union over the Safe Harbor framework and development of the new Privacy Shield. Previously, she served as Special Assistant to the President and Associate White House Counsel. In between her time in the administration, Kendall worked as a senior national security fellow for the Center for Democracy and Technology, where she focused on reforming the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. Kendall also served as senior staff counsel for President Obama's 2008 presidential campaign where she managed a team of in-house attorneys to support the campaign's political, financial, and messaging goals. Kendall is a Cybersecurity Fellow at the New America Foundation where one of her areas of emphasis is attracting more women to the field of cybersecurity.

Since returning to private practice, Kendall has received recognitions from Washingtonian magazine (“Top Lawyer”), National Law Journal (“Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Trailblazer”), and Law 360 (“Rising Star”).

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  • Provides strategic counseling to trade groups and multinational companies on technology policy issues, including cybersecurity and data privacy.
  • Advises clients on objectives with regard to emerging technology applications, including big data and artificial intelligence, and supports the development of their information programs.
  • Provides counsel on global privacy and cross-border information flows, including the new EU General Data Protection Regulation, as well as counseling companies on their EU-US Privacy Shield certification.
  • Provides counsel to clients on website and mobile privacy statements and data collection and use practices and procedures.
  • Provides counsel to investors and other companies on privacy and security issues in connection with their transactions.
  • Advises companies in connection with data security breaches involving personal information and their security breach response plans.


Bowdoin College , AB, magna cum laude

The University of Chicago Law School, JD

Editor, University of Chicago Law Review



  • California
  • District of Columbia