McDonald Hopkins welcomes Sean Bowen to national Data Privacy and Cybersecurity practice


DETROIT — Sean Bowen has joined McDonald Hopkins as an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department, adding his experience to the firm’s national Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group. He is accredited by the International Association of Privacy Professionals as a Certified Information Privacy Professional for the United States, the gold standard certification for information privacy professionals.

Bowen’s practice focuses on advising clients on best practices to prevent and respond to data privacy and cybersecurity matters such as ransomware attacks and email comprises. His expertise includes providing pre-breach and incident response counseling and managing all aspects of cybersecurity incident response, including forensic investigations and remediation, media and third party communications, data mining, breach notification, subrogation, and litigation. Bowen has experience managing media and third party communications with state, federal and international regulators and represents his clients in connections with government investigations that arise out of cybersecurity issues. Bowen provides counseling on matters relating to HIPAA, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, GDPR, CCPA, FERPA, PCI-DSS, and various state data protection and breach notification laws. He also has experience advising and assisting with proactive data privacy measures and breach prevention, including the creation of information security plans and programs, acceptable use policies, and incident response plans.

In addition to his years of experience as a data privacy and cybersecurity attorney, Bowen previously served as a senior analyst handling compliance matters for a Fortune 50 health insurance company and also was a prosecutor and defense litigation attorney at the New York City Law Department, where he conducted several trials and hearings. Bowen is also a U.S. Army Veteran, having served for over six years, attaining the rank of Captain.

Bowen received his B.S. in criminal justice from East Carolina University. He went on to study at Rutgers Law School, where he earned his J.D. and served as the Managing Articles Editor for the Rutgers Race and the Law Review.

Bowen can be reached at 248.402.4067 and

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