Abby Swanson Garney


Abby Swanson Garney is an associate in the Portland office of Lewis Brisbois. As a member of the Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Team, she advises clients on compliance with the CCPA, GDPR, state and federal consumer protection laws, and data breach notification laws. Abby also drafts privacy policies and terms of use agreements to help clients proactively manage risk. She also assists clients in responding to data privacy and security events through facilitating various responsive services, including digital forensics and consumer notification and remediation. While in law school at the University of Minnesota, Abby served as a research assistant regarding developments in domestic and international privacy law and drafted updates to Privacy and Data Protection Law, Second Edition, by William McGeveran. She also served as a privacy and security law clerk for a national technology retailer. She holds the CIPP/US and CIPP/E credentials.


  • Certified Information Privacy Professional for U.S. law (CIPP/US)
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional for European Union law (CIPP/E)

Pro Bono & Philanthropy

  • LegalCORPS Business Legal Advice Clinic, Volunteer 2019-2020
  • Legal Access Point Hennepin County, Volunteer 2019-2020
  • Minnesota Justice Foundation, Street Law Teacher 2017


  • State Bar Admissions
    • Minnesota
    • Oregon




University of Minnesota Law School

Juris Doctor, 2019

Western Governors University

Bachelor of Arts, 2015

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