one of the country’s first privacy lawyers, co-leads Venable's eCommerce, Privacy, and Cybersecurity Practice. Mr Cividanes has three decades of experience in counselling clients in connection with privacy and data security protection. He concentrates his practice on counselling clients in various industries on how to address privacy challenges to their delivery of services, product development, and other business operations. Mr Cividanes has lobbied Congress and federal agencies, and participated in the drafting of virtually every federal privacy regulation implemented during the past dozen years. Mr Cividanes has successfully represented companies in connection with congressional and regulatory investigations arising from data privacy and security breaches.