Firm History and Overview
Through her client work as a partner at a boutique e-discovery and information governance law firm, our firm’s founder, Laura Clark Fey, discovered an even more specific passion—privacy and information governance. Laura was incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to develop a deep global privacy expertise through her work assisting multinational clients with a host of tricky, global privacy issues, in particular European privacy issues, starting in 2009—long before privacy was of any significant concern to most U.S. organizations. She loved the challenge of global privacy work and felt it was an area in which she could make a positive difference in the world—an impact achieved by helping clients navigate incredibly complex laws in a manner that not only reduced potential legal and business risks, but also benefitted their customers and employees.
In 2014, Laura founded Fey LLC, a privacy and information governance law firm. Her new legal practice focused exclusively on assisting organizations develop and implement practical, legally compliant solutions to their unique privacy and information governance challenges.
Our global data privacy, cybersecurity, and information governance law firm continues to concentrate solely on assisting multinational and U.S. corporations in developing and implementing practical solutions to their unique data privacy, cybersecurity, and information governance challenges. Our focused practice enables us to stay on top of ever-changing technologies, ever-changing personal data practices, and ever-changing laws. We assist clients, located throughout the world, in a variety of different industries, including technology; financial services; healthcare; pharmaceutical; retail; manufacturing; trucking; aviation; broadcasting, media and entertainment; architecture, engineering, and construction; chemical; and food and beverage.
Through the opportunities we have had over the years assisting multinational and U.S. corporations in a broad range of industries with a wide variety of privacy and information governance challenges, we have developed deep global data privacy and information governance expertise. That deep expertise has been recognized on a national and international level. Laura is one of 27 U.S. lawyers selected into the inaugural class of Privacy Law Specialists (IAPP). She also was selected as part of the inaugural class of IAPP Fellows of Information Privacy (FIP). The U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission selected Laura as part of the first class of 16 Privacy Shield Arbitrators in connection with the former EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework Binding Arbitration Program. The U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission selected Privacy Shield Arbitrators based on their independence, integrity, and expertise.
Data Privacy Thought Leaders
We are data privacy thought leaders. All the firm’s lawyers and most of our law clerks have published articles or blog posts on privacy topics. In addition to her publications, Laura has been a frequent speaker (nationally and internationally) on privacy topics ranging from nation state hacking to privacy in the pandemic to compliant international data transfers. Laura teaches Global Data Protection Law at the University of Kansas School of Law and International Issues at Baylor Law School. Laura has been selected into Baylor Law School’s Brain Trust for Baylor’s Executive LL.M. in Litigation Management Program, and is recognized as a data privacy thought leader to help educate and guide lawyers in that program.
Pro Bono Commitment
We value pro bono work. We have committed hundreds of hours, and provided six figures worth of pro bono legal services over the past couple of years.
We also value diversity. Our firm is a woman-owned, Native American-owned business. Laura is a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation and a direct descendant of the first governor of the Chickasaw Nation. She is a founding and current member of the University of Kansas Law School Diversity Advisory Council. She has also been a member of the Women’s Business Development Center’s Regional Ambassador and Advisory Committee. Maddie, one of our associate attorneys, is actively involved in LGBTQIA+ initiatives in the Kansas City area, including the Mid-America LGBT Chamber of Commerce’s EMERGE program. Fey LLC is a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBENC; Kansas Department of Commerce); a certified Woman Owned Small Business (WBENC); a certified Minority Business Enterprise (Kansas Department of Commerce); and a Chickasaw Nation Preferred Vendor (Chickasaw Nation Division of Commerce).