Stephen Reynolds

Stephen E. Reynolds

Baker & McKenzie LLP
Admitted in Indiana only


Stephen Reynolds works with some of the world’s largest companies in nearly all phases of cybersecurity incidents. This includes preparing for, responding to, and handling the aftermath of cyberattacks—such as regulatory investigations and litigation.

As a partner in Baker McKenzie’s North America Intellectual Property & Technology Practice, Stephen frequently advises clients on complex matters involving data privacy and security laws. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Stephen’s experience adds value to organizations by mitigating cyber threats through proactive preventative measures and navigating complex litigation on behalf of clients in data privacy and security.

As a former computer programmer and IT analyst, Stephen is uniquely able to and routinely uses his computer background in cases involving data privacy and security, electronic discovery, social media discovery, and computer forensics. Stephen has given several presentations on data privacy and security, electronic discovery and social media discovery, and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US). In addition to being a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Stephen teaches CISSP classes as a Direct Instructor with the (ISC)2.

Additionally, Stephen teaches a course on Data Security and Privacy Law at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

Practice Focus

Stephen has assisted companies of all sizes—ranging from Fortune 50 to small businesses—in responding to cybersecurity incidents, including ransomware attacks, fund transfer fraud, data breaches, and business email compromise matters. Stephen has represented companies in regulatory and government investigations regarding data privacy, security, and technology matters. In addition to representing companies in data privacy and security matters, Stephen has litigated through trial multiple other matters—such as products liability cases, construction litigation, trade secrets litigation, and general commercial litigation.

Professional Honors

  • IAPP Diversity in Privacy Award, Inaugural Recipient, 2023
  • Cybersecurity Docket’s Incident Response 40, 2022
  • E-Discovery, Information Governance & Cybersecurity Professional of the Year, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation and Litigation - Health Care, 2021
  • The Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Distinguished Service Award, 2018
  • Most Influential Black Lawyers, Savoy Magazine, 2018
  • Indianapolis Business Journal’s Forty Under 40, 2017
  • Indiana Super Lawyer, Rising Star, 2015 - 2018
  • Finalist, Center for Leadership Development (CLD) Achievement in Professions Award, 2012
  • Recipient of the Indiana Lawyer's Leadership in Law Up & Coming Lawyer Award, 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional US Private Sector (CIPP/US)
  • Southern District of Indiana - Local Rules Advisory Committee
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals - Board of Directors
  • US Secret Service Chicago Cyber Fraud Task Force - Steering Committee
  • InfraGard Indiana - Member
  • The Indiana University Cybersecurity Advisory Council - Member
  • Indiana Executive Council on Cybersecurity - Advisory Member
  • Central Indiana - Information Systems Security Association (CI-ISSA) - Member
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association - Member
  • Marion County Bar Association - Member
  • Indiana State Bar Association - Member
  • Indianapolis Bar Association - Member
  • Law360 Privacy/Consumer Protection Editorial Advisory Board - Past Member
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) - Fellow (2017)


  • Indiana~United States (2008)


  • The Indiana University Maurer School of Law (JD) (2008)
  • University of Florida (BA Criminology) (2004)
  • Program Chair, DRI Cybersecurity & Privacy Seminar, 2018

  • Program Vice Chair, Defense Research Institute (DRI) Cyber Security and Data Privacy CLE, 2017

  • Seminar Co-chair, American Bar Association Corporate Counsel CLE Seminar, 2017