Avi B. Ginsberg



Avi Ginsberg is a cybersecurity and data privacy attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP based in Boston. He has substantial industry experience in cybersecurity and international business transactions. He regularly helps corporate clients respond to ransomware attacks and data breaches, evaluate privacy risk and compliance strategy for complex data sets, and develop kids’ privacy approaches for online games and metaverse experiences.

Avi focuses his practice on nuanced cybersecurity and data privacy issues, including:

  • advising clients on data privacy and information security programs,
  • cybersecurity risk mitigation and incident response,
  • artificial intelligence privacy compliance and reputational risk mitigation,
  • website, web application, and mobile application privacy compliance, and
  • performing diligence in technology transactions.

Prior to law school, Avi was CEO/founder of an international country-code domain name (ccTLD) registrar company. He also served as the executive director of information technology for a New Jersey law firm and the chief operating officer of a legal trial simulation and focus group company.

Avi has over a decade of experience with web application design and programming, cybersecurity, databases, website exploit discovery/penetration testing, automation, bot development, software development, and reverse engineering.

During law school, Avi operated a company which helped small businesses with product development, branding, internet marketing, and outsourcing.


  • Co-author, “Watching the watchers: bias and vulnerability in remote proctoring software,” 31st USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Security 22) (2022)
  • Co-author, “Social Networking Without Sacrificing Privacy,” 2018 International Conference on System Science and Engineering (2018)
  • Co-author, “Rapid Homoglyph Prediction and Detection,” 2018 1st International Conference on Data Intelligence and Security (2018)


  • Georgetown University Law Center (L.L.M., with distinction, 2021)
    • Specialization, International Business & Economic Law
  • Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., cum laude, 2020)
    • Technology Law and Policy Scholar
    • Former director of technology, Georgetown Technology Law Review
    • Former vice president, Cyber Law Society
    • Former member, OutLaw
  • Monmouth University (M.S., 2017)
    • Computer Science (Databases & Artificial Intelligence)
    • Recipient, Academic Excellence Award
    • Recipient, Highest Ranking Computer Science Graduate Student Award
  • Monmouth University (B.S., summa cum laude, 2016)
    • Computer Science
    • Recipient, Academic Excellence Award
    • Recipient, Highest Ranking Computer Science Undergraduate Student Award
    • Former member, Upsilon Pi Epsilon
    • Former member, Tau Sigma

Certifications & Professional Memberships

  • Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT)
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US)
  • Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)


  • Massachusetts