Spencer S. Pollock, Partner

Mr. Pollock is an award-winning data security and cybersecurity attorney, public media figure, and leader of Niles, Barton & Wilmer, LLP’s data security and cybersecurity law practice.

Data is priceless. In the wrong hands, it can cripple organizations and ruin lives. What we know is that the average data breach costs $3,920,000. With data being collected in almost every aspect of our lives, it’s a matter of when, not if, a data breach happens. You have two choices: mitigate the harm or experience a potential catastrophe.

Why Hire Legal Counsel Before a Data Breach

As a certified privacy expert and attorney, Mr. Pollock helps clients prepare and respond to data breaches and cyber-attacks. Why? Organizations with a plan, response team, and practice for an attack save on average $1,230,000. With no standards (nationally or internationally) for data security, cybersecurity, and privacy laws, organizations need help avoid financial, legal, and reputational risks. 

Call our 24/7 Data Breach Hotline with any questions: 443-381-3586

Client Offerings

  • Prepare for data breaches by writing and implementing policies to comply with state, federal, and international data security and cybersecurity laws
  • Train C-Suite leaders and employees on data security and cybersecurity
  • Lead practice drills (mock breach response exercises)
  • Perform vendor vetting and due diligence as required by law
  • Respond to data breaches by identifying laws impacting your organization and next steps to avoid fines, penalties, regulatory investigations, and civil lawsuits

Job Performance

  • 85% win-rate as lead counsel on 30+ civil defense jury trials
  • Co-counsel on 25 state and federal jury trials
  • Lead counsel serving on 250 Maryland bench trials and defending 100+ party and fact witness depositions and 40+ expert witness depositions
  • Featured 4 times on TV as a data breach and cybersecurity expert
  • Available 24/7 in the event of a data breach

Speaking Appearances


Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 2012
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 2013
  • District of Columbia, 2014


  • University of Baltimore School of LawBaltimore, MD
    J.D., 2012
  • University of the SouthSewanee, TN
    B.A., Political Science, 2008


  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Baltimore County Bar Association
  • Maryland Defense Counsel, Inc.
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)