Todd Taylor serves as co-head of the Commercial & Technology Transactions and the Data Security & Privacy groups.


Todd focuses his practice on data privacy and security, licensing, technology, supply chain and commercial transactional matters.

Before joining the firm, Todd served as an in-house attorney at Bank of America, where he worked extensively on various technology licensing, supply chain, cross-border and third party servicing arrangements.



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  • Certified Information Privacy Professional/US (CIPP/US), International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Past Board Member, Theatre Charlotte
  • Graduate of Mecklenburg County Bar Leadership School
  • Graduate of Mecklenburg County Civic 101 Program
  • Past Pack Treasurer/Assistant Den Leader for Cub Scout Pack 24/Mecklenburg Boy Scouts Apache Counsel
  • Past Board Member, Junior Achievement of the Central Carolinas
  • Past Board Member, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Athletic League 


Blogs and Resources

Blog Posts



  • Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Former Law Clerk to Judges Charles Poston and Lydia Taylor, Norfolk Circuit Court, Norfolk, Virginia
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina State Bar 
  • American Bar Association



  • “A collision of rules in the evolving world of online banking,” The Hill, January 12, 2017
  • “New York’s proposed cyber-security compliance challenge,” Compliance Week, December 21, 2016
  • “New York's Proposed Cybersecurity Regulations: An Old Path Or a New Trail?,” Bloomberg Law Reports- Banking, November 22, 2016
  • “Proposed Global Online Freedom Act Could Impact Supply Chains, Outsourcing Efforts and Foreign Operations of U.S. and Multinational Companies,” Bloomberg Law Reports – Technology Law, January 18, 2012
  • “Purging Slavery from California’s Supply Chain,” Law360, February 7, 2012
  • “Corporate Cybersecurity: Emerging Threats & Recent Developments,” Corporate Board Member, 2nd Quarter 2012 edition
  • “US Employment Woes Slow Visas for Foreign Workers,” Charlotte Business Journal, May 18, 2012
  • "An Analysis of Proposed Federal Cybersecurity Legislation," Corporate Counsel, September 17, 2012
  • “Blogger’s liability for third-party comments and content: A growing legal threat for bloggers or plaintiffs’ lingering ignorance of the law?” Westlaw Journal— Computer & Internet, November 30, 2012
  • “Technology: 4 important issues to address in the brave new world of BYOD programs,” InsideCounsel, November 30, 2012
  • "Defending against cyber-attacks," InsideCounsel, December 14, 2012
  • "The biggest social media lesson of 2012," InsideCounsel, December 28, 2012
  • "Navigating the export control maze," InsideCounsel, January 11, 2013
  • "Don't let the cloud services Grinch steal your Christmas," InsideCounsel, January 25, 2013
  • "Ensuring ownership of contractor-created technology and other works," InsideCounsel, February 8, 2013
  • "Social Media in the workplace: The impact of recent NLRB rulings," Westlaw Journal Computer & Internet, May 3, 2013
  • "Social Media and the Stored Communications Act: Does a 1986 Law Protect Timelines and Tweets?" Bloomberg Social Media Law & Policy Report, November 26, 2013
  • "Can Using Facebook Be a Firing Offense?" The Corporate Counselor, December 2013
  • "3 data security best practices learned from FTC enforcement actions," InsideCounsel, June 2, 2014
  • "EU-U.S. Safe Harbor agreement heading for troubled water?" InsideCounsel, July 17, 2014



  • "Introduction to Legal Issues in Outsourcing,"  Mecklenburg County Bar Association, Charlotte, North Carolina, February 11, 2010
  • "IP Trademark, Copyright & Licensing Counsel Forum," an ALM/Corporate Counsel Event, The Harvard Club, New York City, September 15, 2011
  • "Overview of Third-Party Contracting and Outsourcing," National Business Institute, Charlotte, North Carolina, December 8, 2011
  • "Outsourcing and Offshoring," Mecklenburg County Bar Association, Charlotte, North Carolina, February 2, 2012
  • "Legal Issues Associated with Corporate Bring Your Own Device Programs," JP Morgan Chase, New York, New York, December 6, 2012
  • "Addressing Risks in Contracting with Parties in Emerging Markets," Association of Corporate Counsel's Contracts & IP Symposium, Charlotte, North Carolina, November 1, 2013
  • "Privacy & Social Media in the Workplace," Globalaw webinar, December 9, 2013
  • "Social Media- Strategies and Risks," Association of Corporate Counsel Charlotte Chapter, February 5, 2014
  • "How to Navigate the Data Breach Storm:  Identifying the Risks and Managing the Aftermath," CommercialLawWebAdvisor webinar, January 15, 2015
  • "Export/Import Issues & Data Movement Concerns in Cross-Border Transactions,"  Association of Corporate Counsel Charlotte Chapter, July 23, 2015
  • "Effective Data Security Management: Keeping Your Data Protected in the Cloud,"  The Knowledge Group, March 22, 2016
  • "Data Breaches And Cyber Security – Are You Ready?,"  ABA/Young Lawyers’ Division 2016 Fall Conference, October 20, 2016
  • "Technology & Data Issues in Contracts: Crafting Intellectual Property Licensing Related Provisions & Information Sharing and Security Related Provisions," Association of Corporate Counsel Charlotte Chapter, February 15, 2017
  • "The EU General Data Protection Regulation: A Primer for U.S. Companies," Association of Corporate Counsel Charlotte Chapter, February 21, 2018
  • "The Digital and Privacy Law Revolution: The Impact of Privacy Law and the Cloud on Business," ACC South Carolina Annual Meeting, September 28, 2018
  • "Mischief Managed: Best Practices in Developing a Crisis Response Program", Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), Charlotte, North Carolina, February 13, 2020

  • “Enforcing Unilateral Contract Amendments”, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), Charlotte, North Carolina, August 5, 2020


J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law, honors

B.A., North Carolina State University, summa cum laude


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