Gregory Szewczyk

Partner
Denver

Greg Szewczyk has nearly a decade of experience in high stakes litigation. He focuses on complex corporate and commercial litigation, First Amendment matters, and privacy and cybersecurity counseling. He has significant experience in actually trying cases before juries, judges, and arbitrators, including in cases with international implications. Greg has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in both Colorado and New York.

In his privacy and cybersecurity practice, Greg assists clients in creating privacy and information security programs tailored to their specific needs. In doing so, Greg helps companies of all sizes ensure that they are compliant with the ever expanding patchwork of privacy and cybersecurity statutes and regulations, including the California Consumer Privacy Act. Greg also has advised clients in data breach response, including breaches impacting customers in all 50 states and in foreign countries.

Experience 

Representative Matters

  • Represented the brother-in-law of the King of Jordan in a three-week jury trial involving defense contracts for the transportation of oil to U.S. troops in Iraq, ultimately securing a $28.8 million jury verdict
  • Defended an international media organization in a lawsuit alleging that the website’s use of analytic tools violated state wiretap laws
  • Represented a major U.S. satellite-television distributor in a breach of contract action against a programming provider, ultimately securing a multimillion-dollar jury verdict in federal court
  • Represented an oil company in an action for fraudulent misappropriation of a majority interest in a Russian oil field

Representative Cybersecurity Matters

  • Conducted internal due diligence review of multiple companies, analyzing all aspects of privacy and cybersecurity programs and compliance
  • Assisted clients of various sizes in assessing and developing their privacy and cybersecurity programs, including privacy policies, third-party vendor management policies, information security plans, and incident response plans
  • Assisted clients in performing internal trainings for employees across substantive fields, including executive decision-makers and information technology teams
  • Assisted in the forensic investigation of multiple cybersecurity incidents, including incidents involving email phishing scams targeting company employees; theft of information by former employees; lost or stolen storage devices; unlawful or unauthorized access of third-party databases; inadvertent disclosure of information to vendors unauthorized to receive the information; and ransomware attacks
  • Advised numerous clients in responding to data breaches, including breaches implicating notification obligations under the laws of all 50 states and foreign countries

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

Colorado Bar Association

Denver Bar Association

New York City Bar Association, Military Affairs and Justice Committee

Recognition & Accomplishments

Super Lawyers (Rising Stars), 2014-2019

Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States 

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, "The California Consumer Privacy Act: What Comes Next?", Ballard Spahr webinar, March 20, 2019

Speaker, "The End of the 'See No Evil' Approach to Vendor Management," Colorado Cybersecurity Summit, Denver, September 2018

Speaker, "Inside the Laboratory: State Legislation Impacting Privacy and Data Security," Consumer Data Industry Association Teleseminar, August 8, 2018

Board Memberships & Community Service

Protect Our Winters, Advisory Board

Publications

Co-author, "What Is the Potential Liability for Zoombombing, and How Safe Are Zoom Alternatives?,Cybersecurity Law Report, April 29, 2020

Co-author, "Utah Privacy Law Would Be First to Require Search Warrant for Government to Access Stored Data," The National Law Review, March 28, 2019 

Co-author, "What Companies Need to Know About Changes to Colorado's Cybersecurity Law," ColoradoBiz Magazine, September 16, 2018

 

Credentials 

Education

Harvard Law School (J.D. 2009)

University of Notre Dame (B.A., cum laude, 2006)

Admissions

Colorado

New York

U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit