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Micaela McMurrough has represented clients in high-stakes antitrust, patent, trade secrets, contract, and securities litigation, and other complex commercial litigation matters, and serves as co-chair of Covington’s global and multi-disciplinary Internet of Things (IoT) group. She also represents and advises domestic and international clients on cybersecurity and data privacy issues, including cybersecurity investigations and cyber incident response. Ms. McMurrough has advised clients on data breaches and other network intrusions, conducted cybersecurity investigations, and advised clients regarding evolving cybersecurity regulations and cybersecurity norms in the context of international law.

  • Representation of a leading pharmaceutical company in reverse payment antitrust litigation in federal district court.
  • Representation of a government contractor in a commercial breach of contract dispute.
  • Representation of a financial services client in connection with a cross-border cybersecurity incident and related investigations.
  • Representation of a major technology company in government investigation concerning internet and technology issues.
  • Representation of major technology company in connection with a government investigation of a cybersecurity incident.
  • Representation of a technology-focused hedge fund in connection with investigation of theft of intellectual property.
  • Advised luxury goods entity in connection with a cybersecurity incident.
  • Advises commercial clients in the M&A context on issues related to integration of companies with known cyber risks and due diligence concerning cyber risk of target companies.
  • Regularly advises clients on issues related to the New York Department of Financial Services Cybersecurity Regulations and proposed federal cyber rulemaking for financial institutions.
  • Advised high net-worth individuals on tax issues and litigation related to trade-or-business questions.
  • Counsel to professional sports entities on cyber risk issues.

Pro Bono

  • Co-lead counsel on a successful appeal in the U.S. Court of Veterans Appeals.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Madison Policy Forum Military-Business Cybersecurity Fellow (2016-present)
  • United States Presidential Leadership Scholar (2015)

Previous Experience

  • Intelligence Officer, United States Army (1998-2004)
  • Legal 500 US, Media, Technology and Telecoms - Cyber Law (2017)
  • Recipient of Bronze Star Medal