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North Carolina

Education

Harvard Law School, J.D., 2008; Executive Board Member, Harvard Latino Law Review

Columbia University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2004

Profile

Allen O'Rourke is a seasoned litigator and trusted adviser. He has conducted more than 50 trials as well as numerous appeals, motion hearings and investigations in state and federal court. In particular, Allen represents clients affected by cybercrime and handles investigations and litigation arising out of cybersecurity incidents.

A former federal prosecutor, Allen assists clients in internal and government investigations, white-collar defense and general litigation. Leveraging his experience prosecuting cybercrime, he helps clients respond to data breaches and provides legal guidance in matters involving digital forensics and complex information and communications technologies. Allen also counsels clients on cybersecurity and privacy laws and digital advertising, especially with regard to expanding data protection laws in the United States and Europe. He co-chairs the firm's Cybersecurity and Privacy Practice Group. 

Before private practice, Allen helped lead the Cyber Unit at the U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington, D.C., and received two Special Achievement Awards for his work to combat cybercrime. 

Clerkships

  • Law Clerk, The Honorable Allyson Duncan, U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit, 2009-10
  • Law Clerk, The Honorable Anita Brody, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2008-09

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Professional Affiliations

  • Certified Information Privacy Professional for the United States (CIPP/US) and Europe (CIPP/E) through the International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • InfraGard, Member

Community Affiliations

  • Safe Alliance, Board of Directors
  • UNC Charlotte College of Computing and Informatics CyberDNA Research Center, Board of Advisors
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