Dorsey & Whitney announced last week that partner Deborah Howitt and associate Austin Chambers have joined the firm’s cybersecurity, privacy and social media practice in the Denver office. Both Howitt and Chambers join Dorsey from Williams Weese Pepple & Ferguson in Denver.
Howitt has focused on privacy, internet, technology and media law, and commercial transactions for over 20 years. She is a certified information privacy professional and received a law degree from the University of California Hastings College of Law in San Francisco.
Howitt’s practice encompasses data privacy, cybersecurity and intellectual property transactions. She has counseled clients in various industries on compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act, the EU General Data Protection Regulation, and other privacy and security laws, and has guided clients through complex data security breaches. She has advised on hundreds of transactions involving technology, personal data, and content, and has represented service providers and content or technology creators, as well as their enterprise clients.
Howitt provides practical guidance and solutions to her clients based on their unique circumstances. She is a frequent speaker on topics related to data privacy and has been an adjunct professor of privacy law at both the University of Colorado Law School and the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.
Chambers has a practice focused on domestic and international data privacy and security, and software licensing, and general technology law. He is CIPP/US and CIPP/E certified.
His representative matters include advising on domestic and international data privacy and security compliance and drafting and advising on privacy policies and data transfer/use agreements.
Chambers is a graduate of the University of Colorado Law School. During his time at CU Law, he was one of the founding directors of the Silicon Flatirons Student Group, editor and member of the executive board of the Colorado Technology Law Journal, and student attorney in the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic.