Christopher Spartano is an Associate in McDonald Hopkins’ Litigation Department and a part of the firm’s national Data Privacy and Cybersecurity team. His practice focuses on incident notification, investigation and recovery. He is dedicated to assisting businesses and other clients respond and repair from a variety of cyber-related occurrences including ransomware, email and data compromises, wire fraud, and inadvertent disclosures. In addition, Christopher advises clients on state and federal data privacy law compliance and specializes in helping craft a company’s, internal and external, crisis communication strategy.

Christopher approaches his practice grounded in a commitment to provide thorough, client-focused solutions and to never stop learning and adapting with the ever-evolving legal landscape. His goal is to cultivate strong, collaborative relationships with clients by prioritizing their needs, providing clear communication, and delivering solutions that align with each client’s business objectives.

Christopher earned his Juris Doctor from Cleveland State’s Marshall College of Law. During his time at law school, he found a true passion for the field of privacy law spurred by the college’s unique array of data privacy courses offered to students. Prior to entering the legal world, Christopher worked as a legal extern to Honorable J. Phillip Calabrese of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, where he found an in-depth understanding of litigation at the federal level.

He received B.A.s, magna cum laude, in Political Science and English literature from Ohio University.



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