Leah A. Druckerman


Leah Druckerman helps clients with the collection, use, protection, and responsible monetization of business and consumer data. Leah proactively identifies and addresses data security risks for clients and advises on responding to security incidents and data breaches, as well as related investigations and remediation. A skilled transactional lawyer with experience handling complex intellectual property and technology negotiations, Leah provides practical, business-focused advice to clients facing privacy and data security contracting challenges and negotiations. She regularly drafts, negotiates, and advises on the privacy, confidentiality, and data security aspects of vendor engagements, data licensing, IT outsourcing, software-as-a-service (SaaS), and corporate acquisitions.

As a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) accredited by the International Association of Privacy Professionals, Leah counsels clients in diverse industries and advises on matters arising under a range of U.S. and international legal systems, as well as self-regulatory regimes, license terms, and platform requirements. She is particularly tuned in to the needs of healthcare and education clients and is experienced in advising on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and other industry-specific privacy laws and requirements. She regularly advises clients on privacy, cybersecurity, and data breach notification laws, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and other state privacy acts, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and laws that prohibit unfair or deceptive business practices.

In addition to her thorough knowledge of privacy and data protection law, Leah is experienced in advising clients on compliance with advertising and consumer protection laws, keeping a close eye on the constantly changing state laws and requirements.


Representative Matters

  • Represented EMZ portfolio company FotoFinder Systems, Inc., a Germany-based global leader in skin imaging solutions, in connection with its acquisition of DermLite LLC, a U.S.-based handheld dermoscopy device company




  • J.D. cum laude New York Law School 2013
    • Articles editor, New York Law School Review
    • Telecommunications fellow, Spectrum and Competition Policy Division, Federal Communications Commission, 2012
    • Telecommunications fellow, Office of the General Counsel, New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, 2011
  • B.A. History University of Vermont 2008

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • District of New Jersey

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • IAPP certified information privacy professional, United States


  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, New York Metro, 2016 – 2023


Pro Bono

  • Represented a veterans' organization in a commercial dispute with a website provider involving use of trademarks
  • Advised an education nonprofit on data sharing and privacy compliance issues


  • Volunteered with Start Small Think Big, counseling small businesses and entrepreneurs, and with Volunteers of Legal Service Microenterprise Project on intellectual property, internet law, and employment matters