Liisa M. Thomas

Professional Biography

Liisa Thomas, a partner based in the firm’s Chicago and London offices, is Co-Chair of the Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice. Her clients rely on her ability to create clarity in a sea of confusing legal requirements and describe her as “extremely responsive, while providing thoughtful legal analysis combined with real world practical advice.” Liisa is the author of the definitive treatise on data breach, Thomas on Data Breach: A Practical Guide to Handling Worldwide Data Breach Notification, which has been described as “a no-nonsense roadmap for in-house and external practitioners alike.”

She is known as an industry leader in the privacy and data security space and is consistently recognized by Leading Lawyers Network, Chambers and The Legal 500, and leading publications and organizations for her work in this area of law. Liisa was recently recognized as the 2017 Data Protection Lawyer of the Year - USA by Global 100, the 2017 U.S. Data Protection Lawyer of the Year by Finance Monthly, and the “Best in Data Security Law Services” at Corporate LiveWire’s 2017 Global Awards.

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Liisa Thomas was named a National Law Review Go-To Thought Leader because she provides exhaustive coverage of cybersecurity legislation, providing coverage both on the state level within the United States, and international coverage when appropriate. Thomas also provides industry standards and benchmarks that are vital for companies and organizations to integrate into their cybersecurity strategy. Her articles consistently cover nuances of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and other federal statutes and litigation that ensures and that impact the legal landscape. 


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