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David A. Zetoony

Partner

, Bryan Cave LLP
Washington

Tel

1 202 508 6030

Fax

1 202 220 7330
david.zetoony@bryancave.com
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David A. Zetoony

Partner


Washington



1155 F Street, N.W.
Washington, District of Columbia 20004

Phone:

1 202 508 6030

Fax:

1 202 220 7330

email:

david.zetoony@bryancave.com
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David Zetoony is the leader of the firm's data privacy and security practice, and has extensive experience advising clients on how to comply with the advertising and data privacy rules and regulations of the Federal Trade Commission, representing clients before the Federal Trade Commission, and defending class actions brought under state consumer protection statutes.

Professional Affiliations

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (“IAPP”), member
  • ABA Section of Antitrust Law’s Private Advertising Litigation Committee (former Vice-Chair)
  • ABA Section of Antitrust Law’s Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Committee (former Consumer Protection Vice-Chair)
  • ABA Antitrust Section’s Telecommunications Industry Committee (former Vice-Chair and Consumer Protection Liaison)
  • Council for Court Excellence (“CCE”), Board of Directors

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • Member, American Bar Association Commission on Immigration (Working group on notario fraud)
  • Catholic Charities Outstanding Pro Bono Partner Award (2011)
  • Carecen Commitment to Justice Award (2010)
  • Recognized by AmLaw magazine as leading one of the top 100 pro bono initiatives (2009)
  • Semi-Finalist Lyle Moot Court (2003)
  • Honorable Mention Vis Moot Court (2002)
  • International Semi-Finalist Jessup Moot Court (2001)
  • National Champion Jessup Moot Court (2001)

David Zetoony is the leader of the firm's data privacy and security practice, and has extensive experience advising clients on how to comply with the advertising and data privacy rules and regulations of the Federal Trade Commission, representing clients before the Federal Trade Commission, and defending class actions brought under state consumer protection statutes.

Select Representations

  • Mr. Zetoony has defended data processors and national retailers before the Federal Trade Commission.
  • Mr. Zetoony has represented numerous retailers, data processors and marketing companies in connection with data security breaches.
  • Mr. Zetoony was retained to spearhead a campaign to address the practice of fraud against immigrants who seek legal services (commonly referred to as “notario fraud”).  His success in leading civil suits in Virginia and Maryland courts, petitioning the FTC, and mobilizing other interested parties, was recognized by the ABA Commission on Immigration, and various legal publications including The National Law Journal,  LawDragon, and the Daily Business review.
  • Mr. Zetoony submitted the first appeal of the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) to the D.C. Circuit in a case involving the application of CAFA to state consumer protection acts.  Mr. Zetoony has also been retained to brief antitrust and consumer protection issues in appeals before the 3rd, 4th and 5th Circuits.
  • Mr. Zetoony has successfully defended companies in civil suits alleging a range of consumer protection violations in various state and federal courts.

Bar and Court Admissions

District of Columbia

Virginia

United States Supreme Court

United States Courts of Appeals for the Third, Fourth and District of Columbia Circuits

United States District Courts for the District of Columbia, Eastern District of Virginia and District of Maryland

Education

University of Virginia, J.D., 2003

Rice University, B.A., cum laude, 2000

Publications

  • "Managing Legal Risks: Trends in Mobile, Text Message, Fax, and Telephone TCPA Class Action Litigation," Fourth Quarter 2013, Third Quarter 2013, First and Second Quarters 2013, co-authored with Megan Gajewski (republished by IAPP)
  • "Managing Legal Risks: Trends in Data Privacy & Security Class Action Litigation," Fourth Quarter 2013, co-authored with Shahin Rothermel, Third Quarter 2013, First and Second Quarters 2013, co-authored with Liana Yung (republished by IAPP)
  • "Data Security--Made Simpler," Better Business Bureau's Data Security Guide, 2013 update
  • "The Cybersecurity Question: To Insure Or Not To Insure?," Law360, co-authored with Maria Vathis, October 2013
  • "Managing Legal Risks: Trends in Advertising Class Action Litigation," co-authored with Heather Goldman, October 2013
  • "Employees and P2P Applications: Data Security Risks," Law360, co-authored with Jason Haislmaier, August, 2012
  • "Data Breaches: Will You Be Sued, And Can You Lower Risk?," Law360, co-authored with Jena Valdetero, April 2012
  • Chapter Editor, Section of Antitrust Law American Bar Association, Antitrust Law Developments (7th ed. 2012)
  • "The 10 Year Anniversary of the FTC's Data Security Program: Has the Commission Finally Gotten Too Big For Its Breaches?," Stanford Technology Law Review, December 2011
  • "Groupon/LivingSocial Litigation: Hidden Liability for Offering Deep Discounts," Paybefore.com, co-authored with Kristine Andreassen, May 2011
  • "Franchisors, Franchisees, and Data Breaches," Franchise Law News 2011, co-authored with Louise Nutt

Speeches and Seminars

Mr. Zetoony has spoken at more than 20 venues. Below are his most recent speaking engagements:

  • Speaker, “Decrypting Data Security: Understanding the Recent PCI Data Breach of Target,” Payment Card Industry Association, February 2014
  • Panelist, “Measuring Harm and the Risk of Harm,” Silicon Flatirons Conference, University of Colorado, January 2014
  • Co-Speaker, “Identifying, Managing, and Prioritizing Data Privacy Risks,” CLE Institute, Denver, CO, November 2013
  • Speaker, “Legal Liabilities of Weak Security,” ControlCase Conference, Washington, DC, October 2013
  • Interviewed by NPR, Morning Edition, concerning fraud committed against immigrants, legal theories for preventing same, and pro bono representation of Eduardo Flores, July 31, 2013
  • Speaker, “Data Protection and Privacy Part 2: Decrypting Data Security Requirements, Risks and Mitigation Strategies for Non-Profits,” MIHCR Roundtable, July 2013
  • Speaker, "Quantitative Approaches to Assessing Consumer Protection Risks," Webinar, February 2013
  • Speaker, “Strategic Approaches Toward Analyzing Data Privacy & Security Risks,” In-House CLE Event, Atlanta, GA, January 2013
  • Speaker, “Data Privacy & Security: An Overview of the Law and Recent Trends for Non-Profits,” MIHCR Roundtable, January 2013
  • Speaker, "Managing Legal Risk When Marketing Anti-Aging Products," Happy on Anti-Aging Conference, New Brunswick, NJ, September 2012
  • Speaker, “How To Spot Notario Fraud and What Information To Collect From Your Clients When You Do,” ABA Commission on Immigration, July 2012
  • Speaker, "Privacy and Security Law Update," ABA Committee on Privacy and Information Security, March 2012

Professional Affiliations

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (“IAPP”), member
  • ABA Section of Antitrust Law’s Private Advertising Litigation Committee (former Vice-Chair)
  • ABA Section of Antitrust Law’s Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Committee (former Consumer Protection Vice-Chair)
  • ABA Antitrust Section’s Telecommunications Industry Committee (former Vice-Chair and Consumer Protection Liaison)
  • Council for Court Excellence (“CCE”), Board of Directors

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • Member, American Bar Association Commission on Immigration (Working group on notario fraud)
  • Catholic Charities Outstanding Pro Bono Partner Award (2011)
  • Carecen Commitment to Justice Award (2010)
  • Recognized by AmLaw magazine as leading one of the top 100 pro bono initiatives (2009)
  • Semi-Finalist Lyle Moot Court (2003)
  • Honorable Mention Vis Moot Court (2002)
  • International Semi-Finalist Jessup Moot Court (2001)
  • National Champion Jessup Moot Court (2001)

Education

  • University of Virginia, J.D., 2003
  • Rice University, B.A., cum laude, 2000

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the Third, Fourth and District of Columbia Circuits
  • United States District Courts for the District of Columbia, Eastern District of Virginia and District of Maryland