Robert F. Walker


  • location icon Jackson, MS
    1020 Highland Colony Parkway
    Suite 310
    Ridgeland, MS 39157

Robert F. Walker, CIPP/US, is a partner in the Jackson office of Lewis Brisbois and a chair of the Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice. He dedicates his practice to helping clients respond to security incidents, comply with numerous data privacy and security requirements, and assert and defend against claims in state and federal litigation. Robert counsels companies, including management teams and boards of directors, in response to security incidents and data breach investigations involving malware, network intrusion, inadvertent disclosure and ransomware. With decades of experience as a litigator and an appreciation for the priorities of companies and business owners, Robert brings a unique perspective to data privacy and compliance issues.

Cybersecurity & Data Privacy
Robert is consulted and retained as immediate data breach counsel for clients who experience cybersecurity incidents. He leads a team of attorneys who provide 24/7 breach response services for companies in the United States and Canada, and advises and guides clients through the critical first steps of responding to breaches that may pose risks of operational disruption, sensitive data release and/or reputational consequences. He guides his clients through the entire incident response process, directing forensic investigations, consulting with federal and state agencies, developing post-incident response notification plans and responding to regulatory investigations. Robert is well versed in the compliance responsibilities imposed by GDPR, HIPAA, GLBA, state data breach notification laws, and related data privacy regulations and guidance.

Robert’s experience in cybersecurity breach response also enables him to counsel clients effectively on proactive data security practices, including designing pre-incident response and preparedness plans.


U.S. Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US)


  • State Bar Admissions
    • Mississippi
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
  • United States Courts of Appeals
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


  • Mississippi State Bar Association
  • Capital Area Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
  • DRI: The Voice of the Defense Bar Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project, weekly Stewpot Legal Clinic and pro bono representation

Awards & Honors

  • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America©: Litigation and Controversy – Tax; Product Liability Litigation − Defendants, 2019-2024
  • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America©: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants, 2024
  • Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers, 2014-2019


University of Mississippi School of Law

Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, 2002

Millsaps College

Bachelor of Business Administration, cum laude, 1999

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