Full Name
Andrea D'Ambra
Job Title
U.S. Head of Technology
Norton Rose Fulbright
Speaker Bio
Andrea L. D'Ambra is a partner in the New York office and spearheads the firm's outreach to Technology sector clients in the United States. She is also the U.S. Head of eDiscovery and Information Governance. Andrea focuses her practice on data privacy, e-discovery, cross border discovery, and cybersecurity. Andrea works with clients to manage information risk, whether it is related to litigation or regulatory inquiries, navigating foreign data privacy laws, assessing the impact of a cybersecurity incident, or managing the day to day retention of an organization's data. Andrea works with numerous technology clients and has deep expertise in addressing the unique issues that arise for tech sector clients. She is also a recognized thought leader on the challenges posed by emerging technologies. During the past five years, she has championed the leveraging of advanced technology to quickly, efficiently, and defensibly respond to Hart-Scott-Rodino (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 multi-national companies. In addition to counselling, she has assisted clients in navigating foreign data privacy laws whilecomplying with U.S. discovery obligations. She also counsels clients on breach preparedness, assessingpotential 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 served for over seven years as an officer in the United States Navy. Her diverse Naval experience includes serving as an action officer for high-profile investigations within the Bureau of Naval Personnel and managing the administrative and legal issues of the Navy's computer network defense command.

Andrea is an adjunct professor of law at Temple and William and Mary Law Schools where she teaches classes on Electronic Discovery. Andrea spent three years as a member of 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).
Andrea D'Ambra