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Brenna M. Mason

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Brenna is an associate in the firm’s Specialty and Industry Specific Litigation practice group, with a concentration in Privacy and Data Security Law and a background in national security and counter-terrorism studies.

As a member of the Privacy and Data Security team, Brenna counsels clients concerning compliance with evolving state and federal privacy and data protection laws, diligence for mergers and acquisitions related to data security and privacy risks, identification and assessment of relevant threats to information security, best practices to avoid a data breach, and post-incident response.

Through this experience, Brenna has an in-depth understanding of state-by-state privacy laws concerning breach notice requirements to affected individuals, and government entities.

Prior to joining Harter Secrest & Emery, Brenna was a summer associate with the firm and gained hands-on experience conducting research and drafting legal memos for attorneys across a variety of practice groups.

Additionally, while attending Syracuse University College of Law, Brenna was a research assistant for the Syracuse University Institute for Security Policy and Law. She also obtained a Certificate of Advanced Study in National Security and Counter-terrorism Law and a Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs.

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Syracuse University College of Law
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Law of the Global Commons
    • Executive Editor, Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce
    • Research Assistant, Syracuse University Institute for Security Policy and Law
    • Senator, Student Bar Association
    • President, Outlaw
    • Fellowship Coordinator, Syracuse Public Interest Network
  • Colgate University
    • Recipient, Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence with Distinction
    • Captain, Div. I Women’s Varsity Soccer
    • Goalkeeper of the Year, Patriot League Women’s Varsity Soccer, Fall 2014

NEWS

PRACTICE AREAS

ADMISSIONS

  • New York

EDUCATION

  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D.
  • Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, M.P.A.
  • Syracuse University College of Law, Certificate of Advanced Study in National Security and Counter-terrorism Law
  • Colgate University, B.A.

Brenna is an associate in the firm’s Specialty and Industry Specific Litigation practice group, with a concentration in Privacy and Data Security Law and a background in national security and counter-terrorism studies.

As a member of the Privacy and Data Security team, Brenna counsels clients concerning compliance with evolving state and federal privacy and data protection laws, diligence for mergers and acquisitions related to data security and privacy risks, identification and assessment of relevant threats to information security, best practices to avoid a data breach, and post-incident response.

Through this experience, Brenna has an in-depth understanding of state-by-state privacy laws concerning breach notice requirements to affected individuals, and government entities.

Prior to joining Harter Secrest & Emery, Brenna was a summer associate with the firm and gained hands-on experience conducting research and drafting legal memos for attorneys across a variety of practice groups.

Additionally, while attending Syracuse University College of Law, Brenna was a research assistant for the Syracuse University Institute for Security Policy and Law. She also obtained a Certificate of Advanced Study in National Security and Counter-terrorism Law and a Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs.

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Syracuse University College of Law
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Law of the Global Commons
    • Executive Editor, Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce
    • Research Assistant, Syracuse University Institute for Security Policy and Law
    • Senator, Student Bar Association
    • President, Outlaw
    • Fellowship Coordinator, Syracuse Public Interest Network
  • Colgate University
    • Recipient, Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence with Distinction
    • Captain, Div. I Women’s Varsity Soccer
    • Goalkeeper of the Year, Patriot League Women’s Varsity Soccer, Fall 2014

NEWS

PRACTICE AREAS

ADMISSIONS

  • New York

EDUCATION

  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D.
  • Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, M.P.A.
  • Syracuse University College of Law, Certificate of Advanced Study in National Security and Counter-terrorism Law
  • Colgate University, B.A.
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