Vivek Mohan, a partner in Mayer Brown's Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practice in Northern California, advises clients across industry sectors on legal, regulatory, compliance, and policy issues on a global scale. His practice, focused on privacy and security, spans counseling, transactions, and advocacy, allowing him to provide clients with strategic advice whether they are setting up a privacy program, responding to a data breach, or selling the company.
Vivek joined Mayer Brown from Apple Inc., where he was a senior attorney on the company's global privacy law & policy team and head of information security law. At Apple, Vivek was responsible for privacy and security legal issues associated with the company’s products, services and corporate infrastructure. During his time at Apple, Vivek managed a team of lawyers responsible for privacy counseling for all software, biometric, augmented reality (AR), artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML), and search products, and served as lead counsel for information security. Vivek oversaw the privacy and security legal aspects of Apple’s forays into regulated spaces, including in financial services and health, and played a key role in the development of Apple’s GDPR and CCPA compliance strategy and program. He handled some of the privacy team’s most complex issues and served as the team’s point person for legislative developments, global policy advocacy, regulatory response, and congressional testimony.
Earlier in his career, Vivek was in private practice, where he counseled clients in the technology, telecommunications, healthcare and financial services sectors on privacy and cybersecurity. He has represented clients in dozens of investigations facing the FTC, SEC, FCC, state Attorneys General, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, and data protection regulators around the world. Vivek also has significant experience counseling companies responding to legal process issued under law enforcement or national security authorities, including advising on attendant cross-border implications. Vivek has worked as an attorney at Microsoft, at the Internet Bureau of the New York State Attorney General (under a special appointment), and at General Electric’s corporate headquarters (on secondment). For five years, he was a resident fellow and later a non-resident associate with the Cybersecurity Project at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Vivek is a thought leader recognized by the legal, academic and policy community. He regularly serves as a panelist and presenter at leading privacy and security conferences and industry events and has guest lectured at Harvard and Yale Law School. Notably, he is the co-editor and author of the PLI treatise “Cybersecurity: A Practical Guide to the Law of Cyber Risk” (4d. 2020).
Columbia University School of Law, JD
- Articles Editor, Columbia Science and Technology Law Review
- Teaching Fellow & Research Assistant: Prof. Philip Bobbitt, Prof. Deborah Rhode (Stanford Law School)
University of California, Berkeley, BA, magna cum laude, Economics
- District of Columbia
- New York
- US Supreme Court