Nathan Taylor is a partner in the Financial Services and the Privacy and Data Security Practice Groups in the Washington, D.C. office of Morrison & Foerster.
Mr. Taylor’s practice focuses on assisting companies that handle consumer data in navigating through complex privacy and data security issues. Mr. Taylor has assisted hundreds of companies in preventing and responding to data security incidents. Throughout his career, Mr. Taylor has advised companies on hundreds of significant data incidents, including several of the nation’s highest profile data breaches. He also represents clients in connection with state attorney general investigations into data handling practices and breach incidents.
Mr. Taylor regularly advises clients on federal and state financial privacy laws, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, and the Right to Financial Privacy Act. He also advises clients on a wide spectrum of state privacy and information security laws, including state requirements relating to safeguarding personal information, collecting and handling biometric information, and using drones to collect consumer information. In addition, he assists clients with all matters related to data security and security breaches, including PCI forensic investigations and state Attorney General inquiries and investigations related to breaches. Mr. Taylor also regularly advises companies in connection with their congressional efforts relating to cybersecurity, data breaches, and privacy.
Mr. Taylor received his B.S. from McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University cum laude in 2000. He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2003, where he was a notes editor on the Virginia Law Review.
Mr. Taylor is a member of the Virginia State Bar and the District of Columbia Bar. Mr. Taylor is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Mr. Taylor is a contributing author of the book Global Employee Privacy and Data Security Law published by BNA Books. He also contributed to the development of the firm’s Privacy Library and the MoFoNotes subscription database, which help organizations keep apprised of privacy and data security compliance requirements in jurisdictions around the world.