James Harvey is a partner in the Technology and Privacy Group and co-chairs Alston & Bird’s Privacy & Data Security task force and the Cybersecurity Preparedness & Response Team. Jim’s practice involves board-level and enterprise-wide issues at the intersection of global cybersecurity, privacy, technology, and data initiatives.
Jim was one of the first lawyers in the United States to focus on the criticality of privacy and data management issues for global corporations. This immersion in technology and data matters motivated Jim to found both the Privacy & Data Security task force and the Cybersecurity Preparedness & Response Team, well before other firms realized these issues faced their clients.
Today, Jim leads teams of lawyers as they assist multinational clients across the spectrum of cyber, privacy, and technology issues, adversarial matters, and transactions.
This includes everything from preparing companies and their boards for cybersecurity risks, responding to network intrusion and other security incidents, collecting, storing, processing, and monetizing personal and corporate data around the globe, and acquiring technology and services in today’s networked world.
The University of North Carolina (J.D., 1988)
University of Arkansas (B.A., 1983)
Bar Admissions : Georgia
CompTIA Cybersecurity Advisory Counsel
Active participant in the Free Software Foundation’s efforts to develop version 3.0 of the General Public License
State Bar of Georgia, Intellectual Property Section