Sean Hoar

Partner & Chair, Data Privacy & Cybersecurity, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

    Sean Hoar is a partner in Portland of Lewis Brisbois and chair of the Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice. He has extensive experience managing responses to data breaches, and the Lewis Brisbois Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Team manages responses to over 2000 data breaches annually. Before joining Lewis Brisbois, Sean served as the lead cyber attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, and he worked closely with the FBI, the Secret Service and Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section in Washington D.C. on network intrusion matters. He also trained other federal prosecutors and federal agents on complex white collar and high tech investigations, and he trained foreign investigators on tracing digital evidence to terrorist activity. He has received numerous accolades from federal law enforcement authorities and industry associations, and he holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), the Global Information Security Professional (GISP), and the Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) credentials.