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Christy Hawkins

Akerman LLP | Dallas, Texas, United States

A lawyer since 2014


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Akerman LLP
2001 Ross Ave Ste 3600, Dallas, Texas, United States 75201-2911
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Christy Hawkins (CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPM, CIPT, FIP, PLS) focuses her practice on privacy, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and incident response. She advises clients on state, federal, and international data security and privacy issues, including compliance and risk management. She supports organizations of all sizes and in various market sectors, including e-commerce, education, entrepreneurship, financial institutions, franchise, healthcare, hospitality, human resources, insurance, managed services, market data, pharmaceutical, property management, real estate, software/SaaS, security, sports organization, staffing, and technology. Christy conducts risk assessments and prepares key documentation, such as incident response plans, privacy policies and notices, and contracts addressing privacy and cybersecurity and beyond.

Christy also advises clients on artificial intelligence and works with clients in the trenches throughout the AI lifecycle. Her work with AI includes governance, audits, impact assessments, compliance, and lifecycle planning, as well as ad hoc issues that businesses experience when developing or monitoring use of AI.

As a first responder to potential data breaches and privacy incidents, Christy helps companies investigate, evaluate, respond, and recover. Her work includes completing investigations; identifying and coordinating with vendors to provide forensics, identity monitoring and restoration, and call centering services; evaluating legal and regulatory obligations; preparing notification communications; and engaging in reviews for lessons learned following incidents.

Christy also helps clients with regulatory compliance. She addresses issues involving federal and state regulations—including the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) Cybersecurity Regulations, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), and international regulations including the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Christy is recognized as a Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals and holds Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US), Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E), Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), and Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT) credentials. Christy has also earned the IAPP’s ABA-accredited Privacy Law Specialist (PLS) designation.


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