bhuffman@reedsmith.com

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Bart is a partner in the firm’s Information Technology, Privacy & Data Security Group. He has a systems engineering background and experience in privacy and information security matters that spans the modern history of the practice area. Bart provides advice concerning a wide range of matters within his field, including cybersecurity program development, enterprise cloud computing and other IT services agreements, company policies, information security preparedness, and data breach response. He regularly works and speaks on privacy and security matters for the oil & gas industry, transportation, financial services, and other critical infrastructure. He also has a proven track record in significant online copyright and litigation matters, including representation of some of the largest ISPs in various venues and appellate courts in matters involving Internet subscriber data. Bart holds a J.D. from the University of Texas (with honors) and a B.S.E. from Princeton University (cum laude, Tau Beta Pi) in Civil Engineering & Operations Research with a Certificate in Engineering and Management Systems.

Awards & Recognition

  • Listed, Legal 500, Media, technology and telecoms – Technology – data protection and privacy (2016)
  • Martindale-Hubbell•AV- Peer Review Rating
  • San Antonio Business Journal, "Outstanding Lawyer of the Year - Intellectual Property," (2010)

Credentials

  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D., with honors
  • Princeton University, B.S.E., Civil Engineering/Operations Research, cum laude, Tau Beta Pi

  • Texas
  • New York
  • California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court - District of Maryland

  • Adjunct Professor, The University of Texas School of Law
    • "Privacy and Cybersecurity Law in the Information Age" (Spring 2016, Spring 2017)
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
    • Certified Information Privacy Professional/US (2008-present)
    • Certification Advisory Board (2014-present)
  • Chair/Co-Chair, University of Texas School of Law Technology Law Conference (2010-present)
  • Working Group Leader, Cybersecurity Task Force, Greater Houston Partnership (2013-present)
  • Cybersecurity Module Chair, 67th Annual Oil & Gas Law Conference, Center for American and International Law, Institute for Energy Law (2016)
  • Visiting Fellow, Center for Information Technology Policy, Princeton University (2011-2012)
  • Graduate, Business/Civic Leadership Forum, Center for Houston's Future, Class of Spring 2014
  • Children's Activities Chair/Co-Chair, Princeton Class of 1988 Reunions Committees for 20th (2008), 25th (2013), and 30th (2018) Reunions
  • Corporate Committee Member, The McNay Art Museum, 2006-2012
  • President, Princeton Alumni Association of San Antonio and South Texas, 2003-2012
  • Princeton University Alumni Council
    • Executive Committee, 2005-2009
    • Regional Associations Chair, 2007-2009
  • San Antonio Convention and Visitors commission
    • Commissioner, 2003-2007
    • Budget and Finance Chair, 2006-2007