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Robert M. Botkin

Raleigh | 919.835.4047
Fax | 919.834.4564

Robert Botkin helps clients navigate data privacy and security issues across industries and assists with developing privacy policies, responding to security incidents, and implementing data governance programs. Additionally, he advises on emerging technology regulations, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Robert has experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating master agreements, software-as-a-service (SaaS) agreements, software license agreements, terms of use, and other related documents. His mix of regulatory and transactional experience allows him to provide tailored, business-focused and time sensitive solutions.

Robert is an IAPP Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT), IAPP Certified Information Privacy Practitioner/ U.S. (CIPP/US), IAPP Certified Privacy Law Specialist (PLS), and Certified AWS Cloud Practitioner.

Prior to joining the firm, Robert was an associate at a large transatlantic law firm and an associate vice president of a bulge bracket bank's Legal Data Protection and Sourcing team.

Outside of work, Robert serves on the advisory boards of Chabad Young Professionals of Raleigh and the Plant Era.

Representative Experience

  • Handled the largest data breach within a sector and advised client during government investigations, data breach remediation, and post-incident information security program considerations.
  • Advised multinational corporations on structuring information security and data governance programs.
  • Drafted data processing agreements, information security agreements, and data sharing agreements tailored to the clients’ specific product/service.
  • Drafted website and mobile application terms and conditions, privacy policies, and end-user license agreements and advised clients on best practices for structuring data flows and user interfaces.
  • Developed BYOD and mobile device programs, policies and terms of use for HIPAA covered entities.
  • Advised Fortune 50 company on GDPR and ePrivacy Directive compliance with regard to websites, applications, and virtual reality hardware.
  • Advised buy-side clients on data privacy and cybersecurity due diligence during M&A.
  • Drafted guidance and advised clients on best practices and considerations when utilizing emerging technology such as biometrics, artificial intelligence tools, and machine learning algorithms.
  • Advised clients on streamlining obligations from privacy laws applicable to their business, such as HIPAA, GDPR, ePrivacy Directive, CCPA/CPRA, VCDPA, CPA, UCPA, GLBA, COPPA, FERPA, state education privacy laws, and state utility privacy laws.

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Honors & Awards

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Certified Information Privacy Practitioner/ U.S., 2021- Present
  • Amazon Web Services Certified Cloud Practitioner, 2021- Present
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Certified Information Privacy Technologist, 2021-Present

Memberships and Affiliations

  • The Plant Era, Strategic Advisor, 2021-Present 
  • Chabad Young Professionals Board of Directors, Chairman of the Board, 2018 – Present