Nathan D. Taylor

Nathan D. Taylor


Northern Virginia, (202) 778-1644
Washington D.C., (202) 778-1644


Georgetown University (B.S., 2000)
University of Virginia School of Law (J.D., 2003)

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

The breadth of Nathan Taylor’s work on cybersecurity issues allows him to provide unparalleled advice to clients and valuable benchmarking across and within industries. Mr. Taylor's focus is on providing practical advice to help companies enhance their cybersecurity posture and preparedness. This encompasses a vast variety of work including educating executives and senior management and preparing customized incident response plans and tabletop exercises. In naming Mr. Taylor to its 2019 list of Up and Coming Nationwide Privacy & Data Security practitioners, Chambers USA praised “his knowledge of regulatory policies and bodies,” and client references lauded him as “a tremendous lawyer…smart and quick on his feet.”

Throughout his career, Mr. Taylor has advised companies on hundreds of significant data incidents, including many of the nation’s largest and highest-profile data breaches. Mr. Taylor understands the complexities and impact of a nationwide security incident and is able to assist companies in responding in a consistent fashion to relevant stakeholders, including customers, the media, state AGs, the FTC, law enforcement and Boards of Directors, among others.

Based in Washington, D.C., Mr. Taylor frequently assists companies with legislative and government affairs. For example, Mr. Taylor has advised companies in connection with their congressional efforts relating to Congress’ more than decade-long consideration of data security legislation and other cybersecurity-related legislation, such as cyber information sharing legislation. He has also testified before Congress on this important topic.

Mr. Taylor defends companies in Congressional and state AG investigations regarding privacy and data security. Mr. Taylor represented Target in its defense of a multistate AG investigation into the company’s 2013 data breach, resulting in a settlement with 47 states and the District of Columbia, the largest-ever multistate settlement for a data security incident.

Mr. Taylor has a special emphasis on financial privacy and related issues impacting financial institutions at a federal and state level, regularly advising clients on the requirements of the FCRA, GLBA, RFPA, DPPA and their state analogues. Mr. Taylor is co-author of the leading financial privacy treatise, The Law of Financial Privacy, published by LexisNexis A.S. Pratt. Mr. Taylor works on regulatory, as well as transactional and contentious matters, advising clients on financial privacy issues in the context of M&A transactions, new and emerging financial products and interacting with financial regulators.

In addition, Mr. Taylor advises companies on cutting-edge consumer privacy issues, including those related to the collection and use of consumer biometric data.

Mr. Taylor is a contributing author of the book Global Employee Privacy and Data Security Law published by BNA Books. He also contributes to the development of the firm’s Privacy Library and MoFoNotes subscription database, which help companies keep apprised of privacy and data security compliance requirements in jurisdictions around the world.

Legal 500 US 2019
Recommended for Cyber Law (including Data Protection and Privacy)

Chambers USA 2019
Recognized as an Up and Coming lawyer in Nationwide Privacy & Data Security

Legal 500 US 2015
Recognized in the area of Cyber Crime

Email Disclaimer

Unsolicited e-mails and information sent to Morrison & Foerster will not be considered confidential, may be disclosed to others pursuant to our Privacy Policy, may not receive a response, and do not create an attorney-client relationship with Morrison & Foerster. If you are not already a client of Morrison & Foerster, do not include any confidential information in this message. Also, please note that our attorneys do not seek to practice law in any jurisdiction in which they are not properly authorized to do so.

©1996-2019 Morrison & Foerster LLP. All rights reserved.