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Adrienne S. Ehrhardt

Partner
Practice Group Chair, Privacy & Data Security

Overview

Known for giving practical and actionable legal advice, Adrienne counsels clients on the many complex aspects of privacy and data management matters.

Her extensive background includes experience with issues relating to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), as well as privacy programs and cyber security issues.

Prior to joining Michael Best, Adrienne served as the in-house lead attorney in privacy and data protection at CUNA Mutual Group. She also served as Associate General Counsel at Land’s End, Inc., where she managed litigation, counseled the company on internal legal matters and negotiated and drafted a variety of transactional agreements. Previously, she was a member of the commercial litigation practices of two international business law firms, and began her career as a Judicial Law Clerk in United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

 

A noted thought leader, Adrienne has spoken on topics relating to methods and practices for managing and sharing data across various business lines and affiliates.

Adrienne has also shared her experience and insights as a lecturer at the University of Wisconsin Law School, where she instructed students in a first year Legal Research and Writing course.

Experience

In her role as the in-house lead attorney in privacy and data protection at CUNA Mutual Group, Adrienne focused on all aspects of privacy and data management, including the company’s Master Data Management, creation of its Consumer Data Warehouse, management of the Privacy Program, issues relating to GLBA, FCRA, TCPA, unfair business practices, and data breach laws.

She also provided guidance on e-commerce issues relating to the CAN-SPAM Act, the Do Not Call Registry, Regulation E, the Automated Clearing House (ACH), and the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (ESIGN). 

Honors & Recognitions

  • Clerkship: Honorable Charles P. Kocoras, United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Professional Activities

  • Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Member, Antitrust Section, American Bar Association
  • Member, Wisconsin Bar Association
  • Member, Illinois Bar Association
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP)/US

Education

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