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Libbie Canter represents a wide variety of multinational companies on privacy, cyber security, and technology transaction issues, including helping clients with their most complex privacy challenges and the development of governance frameworks and processes to comply with global privacy laws. She routinely supports clients on their efforts to launch new products and services involving emerging technologies, and she has assisted dozens of clients with their efforts to prepare for and comply with federal and state privacy laws, including the California Consumer Privacy Act and California Privacy Rights Act.  

  • Advised a major technology and consumer electronics company and two of the largest advertisers in the world on global privacy assessments. For one client, the privacy assessment culminated with the development of a privacy-by-design program and governance system and updated privacy policies that were translated ultimately into more than 70 languages.
  • Provides ongoing counseling to numerous life sciences companies on the launch of digital health solutions. This included advising AstraZeneca on its global digital health partnership with BrightInsight for the development of digital health products and advising Astellas Pharma Inc. in connection with its collaboration with Welldoc to commercialize digital health solutions.
  • Advised multinational technology company on the launch of a new software as a service offering that included voice recognition services on compliance with biometric privacy laws.
  • Provides ongoing privacy and data protection counsel to a number of financial services companies, including on compliance with the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (“GLBA”), the scope of exemptions under state privacy laws, and other U.S. privacy risks.
  • Advised a number of sports and entertainment clients on strategies to manage COVID-19 privacy risks, including with respect to launch of testing and vaccination programs.
  • Advises diagnostic and other life sciences companies on genetic privacy laws and strategies to manage privacy and ethical risks in connection with secondary use of data for research purposes.
  • Advises numerous clients on privacy and cyber security risks in connection with M&A, private equity, and strategic transactions.
  • Counsels clients on data security breaches, including compliance with notification requirements and advice regarding possible regulatory enforcement actions, and developing cyber security and incident response policies and programs.

Pro Bono

  • Represents non-profit organizations on managing privacy and cybersecurity risks.
  • Represented plaintiffs in a putative class action against the United States Postal Service for failure to provide reasonable accommodations to deaf postal workers.
  • Counseled trade group on constitutional issues in connection with FCC proceeding.
  • Represented inmate in parole hearing before the U.S. Parole Commission.
  • Represented employee in connection with employment discrimination and retaliation suit filed in federal court; obtained favorable settlement for client.
  • Drafted amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on validity of federal criminal statute under the Commerce Clause.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Federal Communications Bar Association

Previous Experience

  • Research Assistant and Acting Legislative Assistant for U.S. Senator Timothy P. Johnson (D - S.D.) from 2003-2005 on banking and telecommunications issues.
  • Law360, Cybersecurity & Privacy "Rising Star" (2017)