legitimis is a global consulting firm specializing in data privacy and information security. Our offices are located in Germany (Cologne, Berlin, Munich) and the United States (Kansas City).
Our global team of lawyers, consultants, and information security specialists help companies:
- Navigate the complexities of national, regional, and international laws that govern the collection and processing of personal information.
- Design and operate effective data privacy organizations that incorporate technical measures to safeguard information security.
- Implement legal mechanisms, such as Binding Corporate Rules (BCR), European Standard Contractual Clauses (ESCC), and Privacy Shield Self-Certification (USA), to ensure compliance with laws governing international data transfer.
Our services are mainly based on international standards such as BS10012 (Data Privacy System and Organization) and ISO2700x (Information Security Management System).
Alston & Bird is a leading national law firm whose core practice areas are intellectual property, complex litigation, corporate, and tax, with national industry focuses that include financial services, technology, health care, manufacturing, life sciences and energy. The firm has built a reputation as one of the country’s best employers, appearing on Fortune magazine’s ranking of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for 20 consecutive years, an unprecedented accomplishment among law firms in the United States. The firm has offices in Atlanta, Beijing, Brussels, Charlotte, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Raleigh, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Washington, D.C.
Attorney at Law David Coddon focuses mainly on data privacy and export compliance. He received his law degree from Case Western Reserve University and holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Illinois.Mr. Coddon has assisted clients from the IT, automotive, and healthcare sectors with the establishment and maintenance of regulatory compliance programs.
He has advised clients on a range of U.S. laws and regulations, including: HIPAA/HITECH; ITAR; EAR; OFAC; FTC Section 5; and pending bills and industry standards pertaining to telematics, geo-location, connected car services, and behavioral advertising.
In addition, he has helped a number of European clients develop mechanisms for the adequate transfer of personal data from the EEA to the U.S. This has included establishing Binding Corporate Rules (BCR); negotiating European Standard Contractual Clauses (ESCC); and helping clients “self-certify” under the new “Privacy Shield” framework.
Mr. Coddon is responsible for the company’s U.S. operations.
He is also Of Counsel with BridgehouseLaw LLP’s Charlotte office.
Gavin Reinke in a senior associate in Alston & Bird’s Atlanta office and focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and class actions. His experience includes representing businesses in privacy-related class actions, False Claims Act litigation, products liability litigation, and financial services litigation. As an experienced privacy litigator, Gavin has unique insight into risks businesses face from various privacy laws and advises clients about how to best mitigate those risks while minimizing the impact to their businesses. Prior to joining Alston & Bird, Gavin was a law clerk for the Honorable Phyllis A. Kravitch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and an intern for the Honorable John T. Nixon of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.