“ Convenience and security are inversely related. The more secure [a cybersecurity system] is, the more inconvenient it is. ”
Michelle Reed is a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. She is co-leader of the firm’s cybersecurity, privacy and data protection practice. Her practice focuses on complex civil litigation, with an emphasis on securities and consumer class actions, as well as internal investigations. As a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US, International Association of Privacy Professionals), Reed counsels corporations in data breach investigations and notifications, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) cybersecurity compliance and regulatory issues, privacy and data protection compliance, and cloud computing advice. Reed was recognized as Texas Trailblazer by Texas Lawyer in 2019 and listed in The Legal 500 Cyber Law practice from 2017 to 2019.