Nicholas Schmidt, CIPP/US
Nick is an associate in McDonald Hopkins' national Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group. He is certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals as a Certified Information Professional for the United States, which is considered the gold standard for information privacy professionals (CIPP/US). His practice is focused on counseling clients in the areas of data privacy and cybersecurity and ensuring compliance with data privacy laws and regulations. He works with clients to design compliant privacy programs and evaluates existing privacy programs to identify and address compliance gaps.
Before joining McDonald Hopkins, Nick was a Senior Associate at KPMG in the Cyber, Strategy, and Governance Pillar. He earned a J.D. from the University of Michigan, where he served as executive technology editor of the Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review. He received a dual bachelor's degree, a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Psychology, from the University of Notre Dame. Nick is fluent in Spanish and conversational in French.
Admissions - State
- University of Michigan Law School
- University of Notre Dame
Honors and Awards
- State Bar of Michigan
- Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US)
- "A Different Kettle of Phish: Protecting against Email Impersonation and Spoofing During COVID-19," Travelers: Tips from the Bar, June 2020
- "Talking Tech for Privacy Pros: Databases 101," Whitepaper, International Association of Privacy Professionals
- "Distributed Databases and Principles of Disaster Recovery," Whitepaper, International Association of Privacy Professionals
- "Coming Down from the cloud: A Concise Explanation of Cloud Computing and Introduction to Systems Architecture," Whitepaper, International Association of Privacy Professionals
- "The Ethical and Legal Ramifications of Using Pseudo-AI," Think Piece, International Association of Privacy Professionals
- "Privacy Law and Resolving ‘Deepfakes’ Online," Think Piece, International Association of Privacy Professionals