Neil Riemann

Neil Riemann

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neil.riemann@penryriemann.com
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Neil Riemann litigates a broad array of commercial cases and advises clients on privacy, cybersecurity, and other aspects of technology law. In litigation, he has appeared before state and federal courts in seven states and the District of Columbia, where he has handled major industrial accident, business tort, environmental, insurance, and construction claims before trial courts and on appeal. Outside the traditional courtroom, he has fought government contract cases before the General Accounting Office and other governmental agencies, defended clients in enforcement actions before the SEC, arbitrated broker-customer disputes before the Financial Institutions Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and arbitrated construction claims and other matters before the American Arbitration Association.

In the privacy and cybersecurity area, he will advise clients in the legal, education, health care, financial, manufacturing, construction, securities, and software development sectors, and he has a special interest in privacy and security issues like privacy by design that affect software developers and manufacturers supplying products for the “Internet of Things.” He holds a Certified Information Privacy Professional—United States (CIPP/US) designation from the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and he also maintains the blog nccyberlaw.com.

Neil also provides ongoing pro bono representation to prisoners and detainees disputing their conditions of confinement and represents the interests of guardians ad litem in appeals from terminations of parental rights.

In addition to representing clients, Neil chairs the North Carolina Bar Association’s Technology Committee and recently contributed to two different projects of the Sedona Conference’s Working Group 11 on Data Security and Privacy Liability.

Practice Areas
Financial Adviser Negligence & Securities Disputes
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law & Disputes
Fraud & Unfair Practices
Information Privacy & Cybersecurity
Insurance Coverage & Disputes
Occupational Licensing Disputes
Real Estate Disputes
Technology Law & Disputes

Experience
Member, Penry Riemann pllc (2002-Present)
Associate, Smith, Helms, Mulliss & Moore, LLP (1997-2002)
Associate, Covington & Burling (1993-1997)
Law Clerk, Hon. J. Dickson Phillips, Jr., United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (1992-1993)

Education
J.D., magna cum laude, University of Michigan Law School (1992)
Article Editor, Michigan Law Review
Order of the Coif
B.A. with honors in Political Science, University of North Carolina (1989)

Admissions
North Carolina State Bar
District of Columbia Bar (inactive)
United States Supreme Court
United States Courts of Appeal for the Fourth and Eighth Circuits
United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina
United States District Court for the District of Columbia
United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina
Numerous other courts pro hac vice

Certifications
Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States, International Association of Privacy Professionals

Professional Affiliations
Sedona Conference Working Group 11 on Data Security and Privacy Liability
American Bar Association
North Carolina Bar Association (incoming Technology Committee Chair)
Wake County Bar Association

Industry Affiliations
Information Systems Security Association
International Association of Privacy Professionals
North Carolina Technology Association

Civic Affairs
Member, City of Raleigh Board of Adjustment