Christy Hawkins (CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPM, FIP, PLS) focuses her practice on privacy, cybersecurity, and incident response. She advises clients on state, federal, and international data security and privacy issues, including compliance and risk management. She supports organizations of all sizes and in various market sectors, including financial institutions, healthcare, hospitality, human resources, e-commerce, insurance, pharmaceutical, software/SaaS, and security. Christy conducts risk assessments and prepares key documentation, such as incident response plans, privacy policies and notices, and contracts addressing privacy and cybersecurity and beyond.
As a first responder to potential data breaches and privacy incidents, Christy helps companies investigate, evaluate, respond, and recover. Her work includes completing investigations; identifying and coordinating with vendors to provide forensics, identity monitoring and restoration, and call centering services; evaluating legal and regulatory obligations; preparing notification communications; and engaging in reviews for lessons learned following incidents.
Christy also helps clients with regulatory compliance. She addresses issues involving federal and state regulations—including the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) Cybersecurity Regulations, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), and international regulations including the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Christy is recognized as a Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals and holds Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US), Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E), and Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) credentials. Christy has also earned the IAPP's ABA-accredited Privacy Law Specialist (PLS) designation.