Kaylee Cox Bankston is a partner in Goodwin’s Data + Privacy + Cybersecurity practice. She specializes in complex cybersecurity and privacy matters, including data privacy and security compliance, corporate governance and risk management, cybersecurity investigations and breach preparation, regulatory investigations, litigation and class action defense, and development of corporate security and privacy programs.

Ms. Bankston advises clients in a wide range of industries on data privacy and security risk management as well as compliance with state, federal, and international data protection laws and regulations. She counsels clients on cybersecurity and privacy legislative and regulatory developments and creates compliance programs to address new and emerging U.S. and international privacy and security requirements.

Ms. Bankston also advises clients on corporate governance strategies in connection with security and privacy risk management and counsels clients on the development of security and privacy programs and corporate policies. She develops and conducts information security and privacy program assessments and leads cybersecurity simulations, “tabletop” exercises, and war games. She also assists clients with preparing for security audits, assessments, and testing and counsels on post-assessment implementation and risk mitigation strategies. She counsels clients on vendor management, including developing security and privacy contracting frameworks and negotiating data protection agreements. Ms. Bankston also advises clients on privacy and security diligence matters in connection with corporate transactions.

Ms. Bankston has substantial experience representing clients in privacy and security investigations and related regulatory actions. She advises clients in connection with cybersecurity investigations and response, including counseling on legal obligations, communications, risk mitigation, and litigation defense strategies. She also represents companies in privacy and security matters before U.S. and international regulators, including the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general, and in litigation matters in various federal and state courts.

Ms. Bankston is a Certified Information Privacy Professional for the U.S. private sector (CIPP/US).

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Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Ms. Bankston was counsel at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips. Previously, she was senior counsel and co-chair of the cybersecurity, data breach, and privacy team at Holland & Knight.

Professional Activities

Ms. Bankston is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. She also serves on the Center for a New American Security, Technology Policy Lab Working Group for Data Privacy. She previously served on the Bar Association of the District of Columbia Board of Directors and National Security Steering Committee.


Holland & Knight recognized Ms. Bankston as a Rising Star in 2019.

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LLM, National Security Law, 2013
Georgetown University Law Center
(with distinction)
JD, 2012
University of Miami Law School
(magna cum laude)
BA, 2009
University of Arkansas
(cum laude)



District of Columbia
New York
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