CPO & Assistant General Counsel
Courtney Stout is the Chief Privacy Officer for S&P Global, and is well-known for her work in the areas of privacy and cybersecurity. She is a problem solver who gives practical advice on scoping and managing risk arising from global data protection regulations. At S&P Global, Courtney works with global data protection regulations and has expertise in laws throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. She is a strong leader who draws on the power of positive energy to balance privacy and cyber risk with business needs and growth opportunities.
Before joining S&P Global, Courtney acted as Counsel and Co-lead of the Blockchain team for Davis Wright Tremaine LLP in Washington, D.C. There, Courtney’s practice focused on the intersection between privacy, technology and financial services. She counseled clients regarding best practices to reduce the risk associated with technology transactions in both traditional commercial contracts and a variety of strategic m-commerce and e-commerce agreements.
Courtney was an attorney at Bryan Cave LLP in Washington, DC and Hunton & Williams in Atlanta where she concentrated her practice in the areas of payment, privacy, outsourcing, technology and commercial practice.
Courtney received the IAPP certifications for Certified Information Privacy Professional / Europe (CIPP/E) and Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM). Courtney holds a Juris Doctorate from the Vanderbilt University School of Law, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia.