Amanda Witt co-leads the Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Governance Practice at Kilpatrick Townsend. She focuses her practice in the areas of information technology, U.S. and global privacy, IoT, information security, e-commerce, cross-border transactions, outsourcing, licensing and procurement, intellectual property protection and transactions, strategic alliances, commercial transactions, software development and licensing, cloud computing, mobile marketing, social media, digital media, entertainment/media, and electronic signatures.

Ms. Witt has worked with clients in the acquisition and licensing of technology as well as in the provision of services throughout the supply chain. She has assisted clients in various industries in the drafting and negotiation of various technology agreements, including traditional licensing, data use and licensing agreements, software development, hosting agreements, reseller agreements, website co-branding agreements, and website development agreements.

As part of her practice, Ms. Witt helps clients identify, understand and manage privacy and information security risks, including evaluating a client’s obligations under GDPR, GLBA, COPPA, CAN-SPAM, security breach notification laws, other U.S. state and federal privacy and data security requirements, and global data protection laws (including those in the EU, Canada and Latin America). Ms. Witt is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), as certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). She has been appointed to serve as a Co-Chair of the IAPP Atlanta KnowledgeNet chapter (2016 - 2017) and currently serves as a Board Member of the International Section of the Georgia Bar.

Along with having a master's degree in international intellectual property from a European university, her practice includes advising clients in connection with international software licensing, global privacy, foreign distributorships and foreign procurement of services. Ms. Witt currently teaches cyber and privacy law as an adjunct professor at Georgia State’s College of Law.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Witt was a partner in the Atlanta office of a national law firm. Ms. Witt’s prior experience included the representation of regulated entities in business process and information technology outsourcing transactions.

Ms. Witt was recognized in 2015 by Legal 500 US in the area of Technology/Outsourcing.

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Professional & Community Activities

The International Association of Privacy Professionals

State Bar of Georgia, Technology Law and International Law Section, Member

Education

  • Catholic University, Leuven, Belgium, LL.M., Intellectual Property Law (2004)
    magna cum laude
  • Emory University School of Law, J.D. (2000)
    cum laude, William D. Ferguson Scholar
  • University of Florida, B.A. (1996)
    magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia (2000)

Who We Are

What fully engaged means to me:

Being fully engaged means being completely in step with my clients and their business so that I can anticipate their needs and evaluate the risks that they face.

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Experience Highlights

Protection of employee and company information in outsourcing transaction
Represented natural gas provider in connection with benefits outsourcing transaction involving the protection of sensitive employee and company more
Global information technology outsourcing for metals manufacturer
Represented a metals manufacturer in connection with a multi-tower global information technology outsourcing of its data center, network, helpdesk, more
Safe Harbor certification for U.S. company
Assisted cloud-based security services provider in becoming Safe Harbor certified under the U.S. – E.U. Safe Harbor framework and U.S. – Switzerland more
Data protection counsel in connection with acquisition in Mexico
Advised global telecommunications company with respect to Mexican privacy / data protection laws in connection with acquisition of Mexican companies. more