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Rebecca L. Rakoski

Of Counsel

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Rebecca L. Rakoski is the co-founder and managing partner at XPAN Law Partners. Rebecca counsels and defends public and private corporations, and their boards, during data breaches and responds to state/federal regulatory compliance and enforcement actions. As an experienced litigator, Rebecca has handled hundreds of matters in state and federal courts. Rebecca skillfully manages the intersection of state, federal, and international regulations that affect the transfer, storage, and collection of data to mitigate her client’s litigation risks.

Rebecca advises her clients on a proactive, multi-jurisdictional approach to identify and address data privacy and cybersecurity compliance gaps and potential liabilities. She uses her extensive experience to work with her clients to create and tailor a security and privacy governance program that fits their specific needs in order to limit their regulatory exposure.

Rebecca regularly negotiates complex contractual provisions that are impacted by domestic and international data privacy regulations including the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 and the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation. She understands how the nature of the data can affect the role her client plays in the data transaction and uses that knowledge to minimize corporate liability.

As a thought leader in the area of data privacy and cybersecurity, Rebecca serves on the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Cyber Task Force. Rebecca is Vice-Chair Elect for the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Law Section and also served on the Complex Business Litigation Committee that drafted and revised the Court Rules involving electronic discovery in complex litigation matters.

Rebecca is regularly appointed by the New Jersey Courts as a Technology and/or Discovery Special Master.

Rebecca is on the Board of Governors for Temple University Health Systems and an adjunct professor at Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law and Rowan University. She is currently serving as the Interim Associate Dean for Online and Graduate Programs at Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law.

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