Attorney Samuel D. Goldstick joins the Chicago office of McDonald Hopkins


CHICAGO (June 23, 2016) – Samuel D. Goldstick has joined the Litigation department as an associate at McDonald Hopkins LLC, a business advisory and advocacy law firm.

Based in Chicago, Goldstick will be advising clients on a multitude of litigation issues, with a strong focus on data privacy and cybersecurity. He joins McDonald Hopkins’ national team of 20 data privacy and cybersecurity professionals, who have counseled clients in a multitude of industries through hundreds of data breaches and privacy incidents.

Goldstick has extensive experience in U.S. private sector privacy law, and earned the ANSI-accredited Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) credential through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). In addition, he also specializes in European data protection law and has earned the ANSI-accredited Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) credential through the IAPP.

Prior to joining McDonald Hopkins, Goldstick worked at Reed Smith LLP as a member of the firm’s Information Technology, Privacy and Data Security practice and Financial Industry Group. He earned a J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Samuel D. Goldstick can be reached at 312.642.2213 or

About McDonald Hopkins
Founded in 1930, McDonald Hopkins is a business advisory and advocacy law firm with locations in Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Miami, and West Palm Beach. The firm’s Chicago office opened in 2007 and is located in the 300 North LaSalle building on the Chicago River. Our subsidiary, McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies LLC, is based in Washington, D.C. and led by former Congressman Steven LaTourette. McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies is not a law firm and does not provide legal services. For more information about McDonald Hopkins, visit

About McDonald Hopkins’ Data Privacy and Cybersecurity team
McDonald Hopkins’ national Data Privacy and Cybersecurity team has a wealth of experience advising clients on best practices for data privacy, security, storage, and disposal. We specialize in breach coaching clients through the myriad of rapidly changing state, federal, international, and industry privacy and breach notification laws, including drafting and implementing proactive measures and employee training. Our skilled attorneys also provide client support during investigations by state and federal regulators. We have significant expertise in litigation prosecution (indemnification) and litigation defense (single plaintiff and class action). The national Data Privacy and Cybersecurity team at McDonald Hopkins has counseled clients in nearly every industry through hundreds of privacy incidents.


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