PRACTITIONER’S SPOTLIGHT: INTERVIEW WITH ANDREW SERWIN
In this edition of the Practitioner’s Spotlight, we are proud to feature an interview with Andrew Serwin. Andy is an internationally recognized thought leader in the fields of privacy, cybersecurity, information governance, and information sharing. He has handled some of the highest-profile data security incidents and privacy enforcement matters of the last decade.
Andy is the author of Information Security and Privacy: A Guide to International Law and Compliance, and a companion federal and state law treatise. A native of San Diego, he practices with Morrison & Foerster and is the Chairman of the Board of the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance.
Q: Why did you decide to become a lawyer?
A: Most of my family was in the healthcare space, and I knew that wasn’t my calling. I had met some lawyers here in San Diego, and just thought that was a better skillset fit for me. And with a political science undergraduate degree, I just really felt that law was my path, although I had no idea what, as a lawyer, I’d be doing. I thought I was going to be a litigator my entire career and just go try cases for a living, and it didn’t quite turn out that way.