Ryan Whitney



Ryan Whitney is an associate in the Nashville office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice. 

Ryan represents and assists clients during cybersecurity incidents and data breaches as part of a 24/7 incident response team. He guides and counsels clients through the initial incident/breach response phases to ensure maximum risk mitigation and data protection. 

Additionally, Ryan provides clients with preventative, pre-breach data privacy best practices to help reduce the amount of data incidents from arising as well as the negative repercussions should a breach occur. Ryan has helped numerous companies design, develop, and manage their own internal data privacy compliance programs which puts legal guidance into operational practice.

Ryan has significant experience in data privacy contract review and negotiation including NDAs, BAAs, DPAs, and DUAs. Additionally, Ryan has experience with HIPAA/HITECH, CCPA/CPRA, VCDPA, CPA, GDPR, GLBA, FERPA, and GINA regulatory requirements.

Primary Area(s) of Practice

  • Data Privacy & Cybersecurity
  • Healthcare

Additional Experience

Professional Presentations

“Social Media and Privacy.” HCCA Local Chicago Conference, co-speaker. Chicago, IL, October 2018

“A Conversation About the SCOTUS Nominee.” Loyola University Chicago School of Law Panel Discussion, co-speaker. Chicago, IL, October 2020.


Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Juris Doctor, 2017

The Ohio State University

Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, 2014