Neil Riemann

Neil Riemann


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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 holds the CIPP/US, CIPP/E, and CIPM credentials from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). He advises clients on the legal requirements imposed by the GDPR, CCPA/CPRA, and other potentially applicable privacy laws and helps them privacy and cybersecurity programs that comply with the applicable law. He also helps clients draft privacy notices, advises them on obtaining consents, assists with responses to data subjects, and works with clients on data protection impact assessments, data mapping, development of processing records, vendor management, and incident response.

Neil is the Legislative Chair for the North Carolina Bar Association’s Privacy & Data Security Section, a former Co-Editor in Chief of the Sedona Conference’s Commentary on Law Firm Data Security, and a former member of the Steering Committee for the Sedona Conference’s Working Group 11 on Data Security and Privacy Liability. He continues to participate in the activities of Working Group 11 and the IAPP.

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

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)

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)

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

Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States, Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe, and Certified Information Privacy Manager, International Association of Privacy Professionals

Professional Affiliations
Sedona Conference
American Bar Association
North Carolina Bar Association
Wake County Bar Association

Industry Affiliations
International Association of Privacy Professionals