Andrea L. D'Ambra is a partner and the U.S. Head of eDiscovery and Information Governance at Norton Rose Fullbright. Andrea focuses her practice on data privacy, e-discovery, cross border discovery, and cybersecurity.
Andrea assists clients in navigating foreign data privacy laws while complying with US discovery obligations and is a recognized thought-leader on the discovery challenges posed by emerging technologies. During the past three years, Andrea has developed a particular specialty leveraging advanced technology to quickly, efficiently, and defensibly respond to HSR second requests and other regulatory investigations. Recently, she represented a target corporation in the first European Commission DG Comp investigation where the parties were permitted to use Technology Assisted Review to identify documents relevant to the inquiry.
Andrea counsels clients on preservation and data management issues, and has drafted information governance and records management policies for a number of multinational companies. In addition to counselling, she has assisted clients in navigating foreign data privacy laws while complying with US discovery obligations. She also counsels clients on breach preparedness, assessing potential cybersecurity incidents and the regulatory notifications required when an incident rises to the level where it must be reported. Andrea regularly speaks on cybersecurity, data protection and e-discovery issues, and has written on various information risk topics.
Andrea is an adjunct professor of law at Temple and William and Mary Law Schools where she teaches classes on Electronic Discovery. She was recently appointed to the Steering Committee of the Sedona Conference's Working Group 1 that focuses on Electronic Document Retention and Production. She is also a member of Sedona Working Group 6 which focuses on Cross Border Discovery, and Working Group 11 that considers data privacy and cybersecurity.
Andrea is a Certified Information Privacy Professional for the European Union (CIPP/E) through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).