Natasha G. Kohne is co-leader of Akin Gump’s cybersecurity, privacy and data protection practice, assisting clients in the U.S., the Middle East and other international markets. She has also spearheaded Akin Gump’s international efforts in relation to data protection and cybersecurity.
Ms. Kohne’s practice focuses on cybersecurity related topics, including risk assessments and the mitigation and management of cyber intrusions and related privacy and security incident response preparation. She advises on data breach investigations and enforcement, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) cybersecurity compliance, legislative and regulatory requirements and processes, privacy and data protection compliance, as well as related litigation. Ms. Kohne is heavily involved in U.S., international and cross-border litigation, arbitration and investigations across various industries including technology, financial services, investment funds, health care, energy and infrastructure. More generally, she is regularly engaged in disputes, risk management, compliance and corporate advisory work on behalf of public entities, multinational clients, high net worth individuals/family offices and private companies.
Ms. Kohne routinely serves as an international arbitrator and has extensive experience over the years in government and regulatory investigations and in complex commercial disputes before an array of courts and international tribunals in various countries in the Middle East, Europe and North America.
Furthermore, Ms. Kohne has led several reform projects for governments, including in emerging areas such as cybersecurity, privacy and data protection, asset recovery, judicial procedure and construction. She has experience in both civil law and common law jurisdictions.
Ms. Kohne is a Certified Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) with the International Association of Privacy Professionals and a member of the firm’s management committee.