Thomas J. Smedinghoff is Of Counsel in the Privacy & Cybersecurity practice group in the Chicago office of Locke Lord LLP. He is internationally recognized for his leadership in addressing emerging legal issues regarding electronic transactions, identity management, privacy, information security, and online authentication issues from both a transactional and public policy perspective
He is Chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Identity Management Legal Task Force, a member of the ABA President’s Cybersecurity Legal Task Force, and Co-Chair of the Cybersecurity Subcommittee in the ABA Business Law Section. He is also an advisor to the U.S. Delegation to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), and in that capacity he helped to negotiate the international e-commerce treaty known as the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts. He is currently working with UNCITRAL to develop international legal rules to govern electronic identity management issues. He also served as an Advisor to the Uniform Law Commission Study Committee on Identity Management in Electronic Commerce.
Tom is co-editor and contributing author of the GUIDE TO CYBERSECURITY DUE DILIGENCE IN M&A TRANSACTIONS (ABA, 2017), and a contributing author to the 1st and 2nd editions of THE ABA CYBERSECURITY HANDBOOK – A RESOURCE FOR ATTORNEYS, LAW FIRMS & BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS (ABA, 2013 and 2018). He is also the author of the book titled INFORMATION SECURITY LAW: THE EMERGING STANDARD FOR CORPORATE COMPLIANCE, (2008), and editor and primary author of the e-commerce book titled ONLINE LAW: THE LEGAL GUIDE TO DOING BUSINESS ON THE INTERNET (1996). He can be reached at Tom.Smedinghoff@lockelord.com