Abdul M. Hafiz

Associate, New York



Abdul is a Data, Privacy, and Cybersecurity associate in White & Case's New York office.

Abdul provides strategic legal and business advice for a variety of commercial and financial clients. Specifically, he advises on compliance with data privacy and cybersecurity laws, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), and the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). Abdul also advises global clients on data privacy and cybersecurity matters that arise in corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, financings, and securities offerings. Abdul is a Certified Informational Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).

Abdul also has experience representing clients in complex commercial litigation and high-stake antitrust matters, including the representation of global pharmaceutical manufacturers in federal courts.

Abdul is actively involved in pro bono matters, with a particular focus on criminal appeals, racial justice and reform, and human rights. Recently, Abdul led a successful appeal where an appellate panel of New York's Appellate Division, Second Department unanimously granted our client a new trial. Abdul is also involved in several bar associations, and currently serves as Secretary for the New York City Bar Association's Civic Education Task Force and a Director for the Muslim Bar Association of New York (MuBANY).

Abdul also clerked for the Hon. Katharine H. Parker in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Prior to joining White & Case, Abdul worked in the Managing Attorney's Office of a large global law firm and has also worked in the in-house legal departments of several multi-national corporations.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Bachelor of Arts
International Affairs & Political Science
Northeastern University
Juris Doctor
Fordham University School of Law


Speaking Engagements

"Privacy and Cybersecurity: Data Protection as an Opportunity and a Challenge in 2023," Fordham University School of Law, January 13, 2023

"Crossfire: Responding to Data Breaches and Cyber Attacks Across Borders," ABA International Section's Spring Meeting, May 4, 2023


"Indiana Becomes the Seventh State to Enact a Comprehensive Data Privacy Law", White & Case Client Alert, May 10, 2023 (with F. Paul Pittman and Andrew Hamm)

"Iowa Enacts Data Privacy Legislation with Senate File 262", White & Case Client Alert, April 21, 2023 (with F. Paul Pittman and Nathan Swire)

"Colorado Privacy Act Rules Finalized Ahead of July 1, 2023 Effective Date", White & Case Client Alert, April 14, 2023 (with F. Paul Pittman and Andrew Hamm)

"Analysis: FTC Encouraged to Ban or Limit Non-Compete Agreements in July 9, 2021 Executive Order; Breaks with Tradition, And Follows Trend of Heightened Antitrust Focus on Labor Markets," White & Case Client Alert, July 19, 2021 (with J. Mark Gidley, Kathryn Mims, Kristen O’Shaughnessy, Eric McNamee, Kevin Adam and Jaclyn Phillips)

"Sweeping US Order on Promoting Competition", White & Case World in Transition Insight, July 12, 2021 (with J. Mark Gidley, George Paul, Jack Pace, Kathryn Mims, Kristen O’Shaughnessy, Erin McNamee, Kevin Adam and Jaclyn Phillips)

"Colorado Privacy Act: US Consumer Data Privacy Framework Continues Expansion," White & Case Client Alert, July 9, 2021 (with F. Paul Pittman, Mark Williams and Kyle Levenberg)

"DOJ Antitrust Division quietly walks back prior administration-era support of Standard Essential Patent holders," White & Case Client Alert, May 26, 2021 (with Noah Brumfield, Kathryn Mims, Jaclyn Phillips and Trina Rizzo)

"Virginia joins California in regulating consumer information: Virginia enacts the Consume Data Protection Act," White & Case Client Alert, March 5, 2021 (with F. Paul Pittman, Kyle Levenberg and Mark Williams)

"Building a Robust Biometric Compliance Program in the US: A Five-Step Checklist" White & Case Client Alert, November 9, 2020 (with F. Paul Pittman)

"US Government Warns Healthcare Sector of Targeted Ransomware: Outlines Best Practices and Provides Technical Details of Attack," White & Case Client Alert, October 30, 2020 (with F. Paul Pittman, Mark Williams and Kyle Levenberg)

"Most Courts Follow 1st Circ. Generic-Delay Ruling's Standard", Law360, August 2020, (co-author with Michael Hamburger and Abdul Hafiz)

"Considering Legal Implications of Open Sourcing Patents for Sustainable Vehicles," December 3, 2019 (with Bijal Vakil).