Andrew B. Serwin - Morrison & Foerster LLP

Andrew B. Serwin

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010
Phone: 858-720-5134

Andrew Serwin is an internationally recognized thought leader in the fields of privacy, cybersecurity, information governance, and information sharing. He provides global advice to a number of emerging and Fortune 500 companies, and handles some of the highest-profile data security incidents and privacy enforcement and litigation matters. He has a unique understanding of cybersecurity through his role in several organizations. Mr. Serwin serves on the Board of Directors of the private sector of federally funded National Cyber Forensic Training Alliance (NCFTA), an entity that functions as a conduit between private industry and law enforcement, with a core mission to identify, mitigate and neutralize cybercrime. In addition, he serves an advisor to the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Asymmetric Warfare, and is the CEO and Executive Director of the Lares Institute, a think-tank focused on privacy, information superiority, and national security issues.

Mr. Serwin provides global regulatory advice regarding privacy, security, and technology transactions, with particular emphasis on: international compliance; health care; security incidents; forensic investigations; remediation of security issues; government requests for information; COPPA; CAN-SPAM; mobile; behavioral advertising; ECPA and wiretap issues; electronic marketing concerns; social media; HIPAA; and compliance with FTC requirements. He has provided advice to companies in a diverse set of industries, including: technology; social media; financial services; health; retail; data brokers; online businesses; hospitality; utilities; and insurance. Mr. Serwin also has extensive global enforcement experience, having handled numerous high-profile enforcement matters. He also frequently represents companies in consumer protection and privacy litigation matters.

University of California, San DiegoBA University of San Diego School of LawJ.D.

Client Comments

"Andy is our go-to resource for privacy and data security matters. He is unconditionally reliable, both in terms of advice and responsiveness. He is our business partner and trusted advisor."

"Andrew Serwin is a terrific subject matter expert in information security and privacy matters."

-Steven Clifton
Vice President
Hospital Corporation of America

"Andrew is the top lawyer in the privacy arena, especially with regard to electronic communications law. His insight into the law promotes not only a successful resolution to disputes but also mitigates such risks in the development of policy and procedure."

"Andy Serwin is very knowledgeable and very, very good at what he does. He is a great resource, especially for those companies with operations in multiple states."

-Steven Clifton
Vice President
Hospital Corporation of America

"He wrote the book (literally)!"

"Andy Serwin brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his clients. He is a recognized authority in the ever evolving privacy space. He develops strong working relationships, anticipates issues, and helps you proactively plan for the future. I have recommended him many times over."

-Michael Cox
Pathway Genomics Corporation

"Andy Serwin is perhaps the best data security and privacy lawyer in the business right now. He is a great counselor, a real tiger in court, and is very passionate about this field. He is also extremely knowledgeable. He wrote the leading treatise on the subject called Information Security and Privacy for Thomson-West. Andy has helped with all of our privacy policies at Provide Commerce (ProFlowers, RedEnvelope, Shari's Berries, etc.), as he did with my 30-plus Internet companies we consolidated at Vivendi Universal / previously. I've got over 10 years of experience with Andy at the two firms he's been at, and only have good things to say about him. He is a real pioneer in the field."

-Blake Bilstad
Provide Commerce, Inc.

"Not only is Andy Serwin a thought leader in the privacy and information security arenas, he provides practical advice for business leaders to consider."

-Kristopher Keys
Associate General Counsel, Ethics & Compliance

"Andy's ability to capture the issues and address across a multitude of privacy laws and regulations permits the client to know that they are in capable hands. He remains one of the top privacy lawyers able to focus not only on the complexity of the laws in the United States, but also globally, including European data protection laws and the APEC privacy framework."

Office Location

12531 High Bluff Drive, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92130-2040
United States

Practice Areas

Information Technology Law
Litigation - Intellectual Property