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Omer Tene

Adjunct Professor of Law
Partner, Goodwin

Omer Tene is a partner at Goodwin in the firm's technology group and its data, privacy and cybersecurity practice.

He is also an affiliate scholar at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society and a senior fellow at the Future of Privacy Forum. He was appointed to the Arbitration Panel under the U.S.-EU Privacy Shield Agreement and was the Rapporteur for the 30-year review of the OECD Privacy Guidelines.

Prior to joining Goodwin, Tene was vice president and chief knowledge officer at the International Association of Privacy Professionals, the principal professional organization for privacy lawyers and professionals worldwide. He was the IAPP’s leading subject matter expert and led the organization’s creation and distribution of content, including its research, publications, programming and external affairs.

Prior to his time at IAPP, Tene was globally recognized as a thought leader in the privacy and data protection space. He advised governments, regulators, international organizations, multinational companies and start ups on privacy legislation, regulation, strategy, governance and compliance. He was an associate professor at the College of Management, School of Law in Israel, and also served as managing director at Tene & Associates, where he provided legal advice to dozens of companies, ranging from Fortune 50 multinationals to technology start-ups, on privacy and data protection, including M&A transactions, launch of new products and services, cross-border data transfers, research and clinical trials.

Tene began his legal career as an M&A associate at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York followed by an associate position at Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson in Paris.

Additional Courses

The Law of Data as an Asset Short Course