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. From conducting customized tabletops for executives and senior management, preparing incident response plans and advising on PCI compliance, Mr. Taylor provides practical advice to help companies enhance their cybersecurity posture.

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

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’ decade-long consideration of data security legislation and, most recently, cyber information sharing legislation. He also represents companies in connection with 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 and the operation of drones and other unmanned aircraft systems.

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.

Global Employee Privacy and Data Security

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