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Brian L. Hengesbaugh
Brian L. Hengesbaugh
Baker & McKenzie LLP

+ 1 312 861 3077

Brian Hengesbaugh provides advice to a wide range of global online businesses, pharmaceutical companies, health care providers, manufacturers, financial institutions, sourcing providers, retail companies, and other organizations regarding the legal aspects of global privacy and data protection, data security, information technology, and related restrictions on data collection and movement. He focuses on these issues in the context of: data security breach and incident response, global company operations and applications, including websites, mobile, and e-commerce applications; sourcing and corporate transactions; and litigation, internal investigations, and government inquiries.

Mr. Hengesbaugh is Chair of the Firm's Global IT/C Data Security Steering Committee, and a Member of the Firm's Global Privacy Steering Committee. He was recognized as a Regulatory & Compliance Trailblazer by the National Law Journal. He is also listed as a Leading Lawyer for Data Privacy in The Legal 500, listed in Chambers USA and the Computer World Ranking of Top Privacy Advisors. Formerly Special Counsel to the General Counsel of the US Department of Commerce, Mr. Hengesbaugh played a key role in the development and implementation of the US Government’s domestic and international policy in the area of privacy and electronic commerce. In particular, he served as the lead attorney on the core team on the US side negotiating the US-EU Safe Harbor Privacy Arrangement. In addition, Mr. Hengesbaugh participated on behalf of the United States in the development of a draft Council of Europe Treaty on Cyber Crime, and in the negotiation of a draft Hague Convention on Jurisdiction and the Recognition of Foreign Judgments.

Practice Focus

Mr. Hengesbaugh's practice covers privacy and information management, with emphasis on regulatory and transactional issues, including data security and information technology, privacy and data protection, sourcing, digital and electronic signatures, email and telemarketing, social media, cyber crime, and jurisdiction and the enforcement of foreign judgments.

Professional Honors

  • Leading Lawyer in Technology: Data Protection and Privacy, Legal 500 USA, 2009-2015
  • Regulatory & Compliance Trailblazer, National Law Journal, 2015
  • Recognized in Privacy and Data Security Law, Best Lawyers in America, 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association - International Law Section
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) - Advisory Board Member


Illinois~United States (2004)
Indiana~United States (1995)


University of Minnesota Law School  (J.D. cum laude) (1995)
Central European University (Budapest)  (Certificate) (1993)
Washington University  (A.B. Economics) (1991)

Baker & McKenzie LLP is a Limited Liability Partnership organized under the laws of the State of Illinois (USA) and is a member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Verein organized under the laws of Switzerland.
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