David F. Katz

T: 404.322.6122
F: 404.322.6321
Atlantic Station
201 17th Street NW, Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA 30363

David Katz is a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough's Atlanta office where he leads the Privacy and Information Security Practice Group. He provides legal advice on matters related to the privacy laws affecting multiple sectors of the economy including retail, financial services, education, healthcare, and technology. He counsels corporate clients on the development, management and oversight of privacy and compliance programs, vendor management programs and assists them in developing policies and procedures, education strategies, implementation of auditing and monitoring controls, reviews of disciplinary and enforcement activities, and risk assessments. His corporate practice includes providing privacy and security due diligence reviews for mergers and acquisitions. He represents client at all stages of incident response from investigation, notification, remediation and defense of litigation and regulatory inquiry.

Representative Matters

The following is a selected sampling of recent matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter:

Due Diligence in the Privacy and Security Context

  • Performed privacy due diligence for multiple major healthcare acquisitions
  • Performed privacy and security rule risk assessment under HIPAA and HITECH for a national skilled nursing care provider
  • Performed privacy and security due diligence for the acquisition of a major digital marketing company
  • Counseled multiple retail organizations in full scale risk assessments and remediations of privacy and security practices

Previous Professional Experience

  • Senior Legal Counsel, Compliance and Privacy Manager, Aaron’s, Inc. (2011-2013)
  • Legal Counsel, Aaron's, Inc. (2006-2011)
  • Senior Assistant District Attorney - Zone One Community Prosecutor, Office of the District Attorney for Fulton County (2005-2006)

Military Service

  • United States Army Reserve, Captain, Judge Advocate General Corps
  • Honorable Discharge (November 2009)
  • Judge Advocate, 213th Legal Support Organization, Decatur, Georgia (August 2005- November 2007)
  • Trial Counsel, 10th Legal Support Organization, Upper Marlboro, Maryland (June 2001- August 2005)

Speaking Engagements

  • Panel leader, "Blockchain Nation: Today's Bubble or Transformational Technology?" Nelson Mullins sponsored technology event at the Firm's Washington, D.C. office (June 23, 2017)
  • Presenter, "Planning for Change: Industry, Economy, Technology," Financial Planning Association of Georgia's Regional Symposium (May 24, 2017)
  • Speaker, “Data Privacy and Cybersecurity,” South Carolina Risk Management Seminar 2017 (May 18, 2017)