Profile of Ted Kobus & Pamela Jones HarbourBakerHostetler
Ted Kobus focuses his practice in the areas of privacy, data security, and intellectual property. He advises clients, trade groups, and organizations regarding data security and privacy risks, including compliance, developing breach response strategies, defense of regulatory actions, and defense of class action litigation. He counsels clients involved in breaches involving domestic and international laws, as well as other regulations and requirements. Having led more than 500 data breach responses, he has respected relationships with regulators involved in privacy concerns as well as deep experience helping clients confront privacy issues during the compliance risk management stages. He is invested in his client relationships and approaches engagements practically and thoughtfully. Ted is national co-leader of BakerHostelter's Privacy and Data Protection team. He is ranked in "Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business" and was one of only three attorneys named an MVP by Law360 for Privacy & Consumer Protection in 2013. He is a regular contributor to BakerHostetler's Data Privacy Monitor blog and regularly speaks at major industry events regarding data breach response, risk management, and litigation issues affecting privacy, including being the only private attorney to speak at the National Association of Attorneys General on data security issues.
Pamela Jones Harbour serves as co-leader of BakerHostetler's national Privacy and Data Protection team, with a practice focusing on the areas of privacy, data protection, and antitrust law. She is recognized for her knowledge in the evolving areas of competition and consumer protection law as they relate to privacy and data security issues. She served as a Federal Trade Commissioner for almost seven years and spent a decade with the New York State Attorney General's Office. Pamela was the 2010 recipient of the Electronic Privacy Information Center's "Champion of Freedom Award" for her defense of consumer privacy as an FTC Commissioner. While at the FTC, she was frequently a leading or solo dissenter in situations where she advocated to vigorously uphold the letter and spirit of the nation's antitrust and consumer protection laws.