Courtney Bowman is an associate in the Litigation Department. She assists clients in a wide variety of industries with issues related to privacy, data security, and general commercial litigation. Courtney has helped clients develop and implement global privacy programs, has assisted clients in legalizing cross-border data transfers, and regularly counsels clients on compliance with EU data protection laws and regulations. She is a regular contributor to Proskauer’s Privacy Law Blog and frequently speaks to the media on issues relating to international privacy and data security. She also has authored articles on data security and e-commerce issues in the Middle East, and on compliance with privacy laws in that region. She is accredited by the International Association of Privacy Professionals ("IAPP") as a certified information privacy professional (CIPP) in both the U.S. private sector (CIPP/US) and Europe (CIPP/E).
In addition, Courtney has an active pro bono practice that focuses on Iraqi and Afghan refugee assistance, and is a supervising attorney for the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP). She has worked with Kids in Need of Defense to represent a child asylum applicant. In 2015, Courtney received Proskauer’s Golden Gavel Award in recognition of her pro bono work on behalf of Iraqi refugees.
While in law school, Courtney was the submissions editor of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal and participated in IRAP.