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Steve Wernikoff
Co-leader - Autonomous Vehicle & Data Security and Privacy Litigation Practice at Honigman LLP


Steve Wernikoff is a partner in the Chicago office of Honigman LLP where, among other things, he co-leads the firm’s autonomous vehicles and data security and privacy practices. Prior to joining Honigman, Steve spent 17 years at the Federal Trade Commission, where he was lead litigation counsel in dozens of civil prosecutions involving a wide range of e-commerce and emerging technology issues, including internet and mobile advertising, credit card and other financial fraud, data privacy and security, spam, and telemarketing. Steve also served as Enforcement Director of the FTC’s Office of Technology and Investigation, coordinating matters involving mobile and emerging technologies, privacy, data security, emerging payment methods, fraud, big data, and the “internet of things.” Steve has served as an adjunct faculty member at Northwestern University School of Law and Washington University Law School, where he taught courses on consumer law, internet fraud, online advertising and privacy issues. Steve previously also held two federal clerkships in Chicago, and was a litigator at Jenner & Block. Steve earned a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law and a B.A. in Journalism from Pennsylvania State University.

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  • Panel Discussion: Privacy & Consent – What Are the New Requirements for Data Security