Todd McClelland

Partner, McDermott Will & Emery

Todd S. McClelland advises companies on complex, international legal issues associated with cybersecurity breaches and compliance, data privacy compliance, and data, technology, cloud and outsourcing transactions. Todd counsels clients in many industries, including payment processors, cybersecurity product providers, retailers, petro companies, financial institutions and traditional brick-and-mortar companies.

Prior to his legal career, Todd was an engineer designing and programming industrial control, robotics and automation systems. This background gives him unique perspective and understanding of the technology underlying the cybersecurity and privacy issues he addresses.

Todd handles some of the largest and most well-known (and unknown) cybersecurity incidents, as well as pre-breach cyber activities, such as cyber tabletops, incident response plan design, leading client and vendor penetration testing, designing cyber risk management programs, and advising corporate boards on cybersecurity issues. He also has extensive experience with PCI/payment system compliance and incidents.

Todd advises clients on global data privacy compliance issues (e.g.,GDPR, CCPA), including the establishment of data privacy programs and addressing unique privacy issues pertaining to AdTech and other evolving business models and technologies. He also focuses on cybersecurity and privacy issues associated with new technologies, such as “IoT” products, Industrial IoT, and artificial intelligence/machine learning.

In his outsourcing and technology practice, Todd is highly skilled in data licensing, cloud (e.g., SaaS, IaaS, PaaS), large scale systems integration projects (e.g., Microsoft Dynamics 365), traditional outsourcing (e.g., ITO, HRO, ADM, BPO), and new technology partnering initiatives (e.g., AI/ML, and Quantum).

Todd frequently speaks at professional seminars and has authored many articles on cybersecurity.

While in law school, Todd served as the executive editor for the Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law and contributed to the Florida State University Law Review.