Distinguished Guest Lecturer Kurt Wimmer L’85 Discusses Data Security and Privacy Law with DCEx Students
On Monday, January 29th, the spring D.C. Externship Program participants had the opportunity to hear from Distinguished Guest Lecturer Kurt Wimmer L’85 who currently serves as a senior partner at Covington & Burling LLP.
During the seminar, Wimmer described his path from Syracuse University College of Law to Covington and how his experiences in law school and beyond shaped his career. He encouraged participants to take chances on career opportunities that may place themselves outside of their comfort zone because of the incredible places it may take them. With this advice, he also discussed his work in data privacy, the First Amendment, and cybersecurity.
While at Covington, Wimmer recognized the field of cybersecurity would become increasingly imperative in the boom of the technological industry. By recognizing this early on, he was able to help his clients have an advantage on cybersecurity tools. Over time, disclosure prevention and containment became Wimmer’s primary focus with a client list that includes; Facebook, the National Football League, Microsoft, the National Hockey League, Samsung, and CBS. Today, Wimmer remains a leader in data security and privacy law.