Reed Freeman’s arrival at Venable as partner in the eCommerce, Privacy, and Cybersecurity Practice was featured in the National Law Journal and Reuters on August 10, 2020, Bloomberg Law on August 11, 2020, Law360 on August 13, 2020, and IAPP on August 25, 2020.
Mr. Freeman's practice is focused on privacy, cybersecurity, and the privacy aspects of advertising online, on mobile devices, in social media, and on connected devices. He has extensive experience defending clients in FTC and state consumer protection investigations and data breach responses. He also counsels clients on compliance with FTC and state trade regulations and state privacy and data security laws, including counseling on compliance with California's Privacy Protection Act (CCPA), privacy and data security compliance around the globe, and advertising and privacy self-regulatory codes. In addition to developing globally compliant privacy policies and programs, Mr. Freeman assists clients in M&A privacy work; in contract negotiations, including between publishers and advertisers; and in connection with applications for membership in industry trade groups. He also represents clients in false advertising disputes before the National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc. (CBBB) and the National Advertising Review Board (NARB). Prior to joining Venable, Mr. Freeman served as a co-chair of the cybersecurity and privacy and big data practices at an international law firm.
Commenting on his move to Venable, Mr. Freeman said, "Venable's eCommerce, Privacy, and Cybersecurity Practice is world class, and especially so with respect to the intersection of privacy and advertising. The clients I have been fortunate to serve for many years will benefit from the firm's experience and very deep and impressive bench."