Douglas Meal is partner at Ropes & Gray, representing companies in complex transaction-related disputes arising from all varieties of business agreements. Most recently, he has played a leading role in the firm�s privacy and data security practice, specializing particularly in representing clients targeted by litigation and government investigations stemming from highly publicized data security breaches.As the lead outside lawyer handling claims stemming from the data security breaches suffered by Sony, Heartland Payment Systems, The TJX Companies, Nationwide, Hannaford Brothers, Aldo, Genesco, and Wyndham Hotels � some of the most highly publicized data security breaches in recent years � Meal has become the national leader in defending companies that suffer significant data security breaches involving consumer information against the ensuing claims and regulatory investigations.
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