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William J. Holland

Associate

(918) 574-3027 | will.holland@mcafeetaft.com | Tulsa
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Will Holland’s practice is primarily focused on the resolution of complex business disputes, including the defense of manufacturers of leading consumer and commercial products in high-stakes product liability lawsuits, in state and federal courts and in arbitration and mediation proceedings.

A portion of his practice is devoted to assisting public and private companies, with a particular emphasis on those in the financial services sector, with a myriad of corporate governance, regulatory compliance, securities, and risk management issues.

As a member of the firm’s Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Group, Will also advises clients on privacy and information security legal and regulatory compliance, including the development and implementation of legally compliant privacy and security programs, the investigation of potential breaches, and best practices for responding to data breaches and cyberattacks.

Will earned his Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) designation from the International Association of Privacy Professionals and has developed expertise on a broad range of federal and state privacy and cybersecurity laws, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, the California Consumer Privacy Act, and the New York Department of Financial Services cybersecurity regulations.

Prior to joining McAfee & Taft in 2019, Will served as assistant secretary and privacy liaison of a publicly traded Texas-based financial services company and as director and associate general counsel of one of its subsidiary insurance companies. In those roles, his responsibilities encompassed the areas of corporate governance (including ESG issues), regulatory compliance with federal and state securities and governance laws, enterprise risk management, and data privacy and cybersecurity. He also managed the company’s litigation docket and played an active role in pre-trial proceedings and settlement negotiations.

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Experience, Honors, & Awards

Professional Organizations and Memberships

  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas

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At The Podium

Bringing Your Information Security Program in Line with Your Contractual Promises, or Vice Versa

LEO Cyber Security Law Conference
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | November 9, 2017

Bringing Your Information Security Program in Line with Your Contractual Promises, or Vice Versa Copy

LEO Cyber Security Law Conference
Tulsa, Oklahoma | November 8, 2017

Impact of Regulations on Cybersecurity and Compliance Professionals

2017 Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Leadership Forum
Dallas, Texas | September 26, 2017
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Admissions

  • Texas, 2013
  • Oklahoma, 2018
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Education

  • J.D., University of Oklahoma College of Law, 2013
    • American Jurisprudence Award in Criminal Law
  • B.A., (Journalism), University of Oklahoma, 2010
    • National Merit Scholarship
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Professional Certification

CIPP/US (International Association of Privacy Professionals)

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