Laura utilizes her deep expertise in data privacy & cybersecurity, regulatory compliance, eDiscovery & legal holds, and enterprise content management & defensible disposition to help U.S. and multinational organizations develop and implement practical, legally compliant solutions to their unique information governance challenges.  Laura, a lawyer with 24 years of experience, has been accepted as member of the inaugural class of IAPP Fellows of Information Privacy (FIP).  Laura is a Certified Information Privacy Professional for the U.S. and Europe (CIPP/US; CIPP/E) and a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM).

In her specialized practice, Laura, who was previously an equity partner at an Am Law 100 firm, draws upon over twenty years of litigation and trial experience successfully defending U.S. and multinational organizations in a variety of complex matters—including attorney general actions, multi-district litigation, and class actions—as well as her experiences as a former Honor’s Program attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, where she was selected as an Outstanding Performance Award recipient.

Laura, who is a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation and a direct descendant of the first governor of the Chickasaw Nation, also is a passionate advocate for diversity. She is a founding member of the University of Kansas Law School Diversity Advisory Council.  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).

Professional Recognition

Laura has been selected as a Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyer® for ten straight years—2007-2016. Super Lawyers® identifies the top five percent of lawyers as chosen by their peers and through independent research by Law & Politics. Laura has been named to the publication’s list of “Top 50 Women.” Laura also has been named a Top Attorney in Business Services by Super Lawyers® Corporate Counsel Edition. Laura has been named a Fellow in the Trial Lawyer Honorary Society of the Litigation Counsel of America, whose membership is limited to less than one-half of one percent of North American lawyers, judges, and scholars.  Ingram’s magazine recognized Laura’s exceptional leadership abilities and accomplishments by naming her to Kansas City’s “40 under Forty.”

Selected Publications

  • Co-Author, Critical Information: Why a Robust Information Governance Program Is Important to Mitigating Legal Risks for Your Organization, AIM + FIM Insight, May 13, 2016.
  • Co-Author, No HIPAA, No Problem? Not Necessarily. State Law Privacy and Security Challenges for Consumer Health Devices, The Data & Security Dispatch, Vol. 2, No. 1, May 2016.
  • Co-Author, Shielding Personal Information in eDiscovery, Pratt’s Privacy & Cybersecurity Law Report, Vol. 1, No. 3, November/December 2015.
  • Co-Author, Stormy Digital Weather Ahead: The Forecast for Cross-Border eDiscovery in the Context of Litigation and Regulatory Investigations, International In-house Counsel Journal, Vol. 7, No. 25, Autumn 2013.
  • Co-Author, Recent Developments Regarding the Proposed EU Data Protection Regulation, Financier Worldwide, April 2013.
  • Co-Author, Sending and Receiving Metadata: Outline of Ethical and Legal Considerations, paper prepared for July 25, 2012 Seminar on Emerging Ethical Risks for Attorneys, presented by HB Litigation Conferences in Collaboration with West LegalEd Center in New York, New York.
  • Co-Author, The Practical Management of Electronic Evidence (United States of America), Chapter 7, Electronic Evidence, LexisNexis®, (2nd Ed., 2010).


Selected Presentations

  • Speaker, Recent Developments in State and Federal Privacy and Security Laws and Regulations, Association of Corporate Counsel, Mid-America Chapter, Omaha, Nebraska, April 12, 2017.
  • Panelist, Cyber Security Panel Discussion, 2017 Lockton Restaurant Forum, Kansas City, MO, February 28, 2017.
  • Speaker, Data Retention and Disposition: Business and Legal Drivers and Good Practices, KC CIO Exchange, Overland Park, KS, September 20, 2016.
  • Speaker, The Internet of You: The Ethical, Privacy and Legal Implications of Connected Devices, Midwest Privacy Forum, Omaha, NE, September 14, 2016.
  • Speaker, The Countdown Begins: Preparing to Meet Substantially Increased Compliance Obligations Under the EU GDPR, IAPP KnowledgeNet, Kansas City, Kansas, June 24, 2016.
  • Speaker, GDPR Countdown: 716 Days – Will You Be Ready?, Corporate Counsel, Webinar, June 8, 2016.
  • Speaker, Inviting Legal to the BYOD Party, Association of Corporate Counsel, Mid-America Chapter, Omaha, Nebraska, May 18, 2016.
  • Speaker, Connected Medical Devices: How to Reduce Risks Inherent in an Internet-of-Things-that-Can-Help-or-Harm, Missouri Health Information Management Association (MoHIMA) Annual Meeting, Blue Springs, Missouri, April 21, 2016.
  • Speaker, Inviting Legal to the BYOD Party, Missouri Health Information Management Association (MoHIMA) Annual Meeting, Blue Springs, Missouri, April 21, 2016.
  • Speaker, Legal Benefits of Implementing an Information Governance Program and Document Management System, ARC Document Solutions’ Webinar Series: Journey to Records & Information Governance (RIG) Compliance, April 19, 2016.
  • Speaker, Shredding Paper Myths, ARC Document Solutions’ Webinar Series: Journey to Records & Information Governance (RIG) Compliance, April 5, 2016.
  • Speaker, Constructing an Information Governance Program, ARC Document Solutions’ Webinar Series: Journey to Records & Information Governance (RIG) Compliance, March 22, 2016.
  • Moderator, Ask a Regulator, IAPP KnowledgeNet, Kansas City, Missouri, December 8, 2015.
  • Speaker, Moving from a Culture of Hoarding to Value-Based Information Retention: Defensible Disposition of Corporate Information, Association of Corporate Counsel, Mid-America Chapter, Leawood, Kansas, December 8, 2015.
  • Speaker, Lessons Learned from Recent Data Breaches, and 10 Critical Steps to Reduce Your Risk of Becoming the Next Target, Association of Intellectual Property Firms, Webinar, November 19, 2015.
  • Speaker, Lessons Learned from Recent Data Breaches, and 10 Critical Steps to Reduce Your Risk of Becoming the Next Target, Greater Kansas City ARMA, Overland Park, Kansas, November 11, 2015.
  • Speaker, Moving from a Culture of Hoarding to Value-Based Information Retention: Defensible Disposition of Corporate Information, Association of Corporate Counsel, Mid-America Chapter, Omaha, Nebraska, July 15, 2015.
  • Panelist, Compliance Panel, QTS Information Security & Compliance Forum, San Jose, California, June 16, 2015.
  • Moderator, Data Breach Investigation and Remediation Activities, IAPP KnowledgeNet, Kansas City, Missouri, March 11, 2015.
  • Moderator, Lessons Learned: Privacy and Security Compliance, IAPP KnowledgeNet, Kansas City, Missouri, December 15, 2014.
  • Panelist, Information Governance – Teams, Litigation Holds and Best Practices, SoCal eDiscovery & Information Governance Retreat, Laguna Beach, California, July 13-15, 2014.
  • Speaker, Lessons Learned from Recent Data Breach Studies and 10 Critical Steps to Take Now to Reduce the Risk and Cost of Data Breaches, Association of Corporate Counsel, Mid-America Chapter, Leawood, Kansas, June 11, 2014.
  • Speaker, Mock Deposition of a Records Manager, Kansas Capital Chapter of ARMA, Topeka, Kansas, April 8, 2014.
  • Speaker, Information Governance & Compliance: Tools & Strategies for Effectively and Efficiently Managing Big Data in the Face of Complex and Constantly Evolving Compliance Challenges, Kansas Capital Chapter of ARMA, Topeka, Kansas, January 15, 2014.
  • Speaker, Strategies for Effectively Managing Big Data Amidst Complex, Rapidly Evolving Compliance Challenges, Association of Corporate Counsel, Mid-America Chapter, Omaha, Nebraska, October 16, 2013.
  • Speaker, Information Governance & Compliance: Tools and Strategies for Effectively & Efficiently Managing Big Data in the Face of Complex & Constantly Evolving Compliance Challenges, Association of Corporate Counsel, Mid-America Chapter, Leawood, Kansas, October 9, 2013.
  • Moderator, Information Governance & eDiscovery, Fifth Annual Intermountain eDiscovery Conference – Tools, Techniques and Tactics for Digital Discovery, Salt Lake City, UT, Orange Legal Technologies in conjunction with the Mountain West Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, Salt Lake City, Utah, September 26, 2013.
  • Panelist, The Evolving Role of eDiscovery Counsel, Fifth Annual Intermountain eDiscovery Conference – Tools, Techniques and Tactics for Digital Discovery, Salt Lake City, UT, Orange Legal Technologies in conjunction with the Mountain West Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, Salt Lake City, Utah, September 26, 2013.
  • Speaker, eDiscovery – Being Prepared for When Your Records and Information are Sought by Your Adversaries, Greater Kansas City ARMA, Kansas City, Missouri, May 8, 2013.
  • Speaker, Evolution of Records Manager into Records Governance Manager, Perceptive Software Webinar, December 11, 2012.
  • Speaker, Containing Future eDiscovery Risk and Cost: The Impact of Electronic Records Management Systems, Golden Gate ARMA, San Francisco, California, October 12, 2012.
  • Speaker, Mitigating Data Privacy, Security and eDiscovery Risks and Costs in an Era of Big Data, Kansas City Data Privacy and Security Summit, Kansas City, Missouri, September 25, 2012.
  • Speaker, Navigating Information Privacy and Security in the Rising Tide of Big Data, Chapter of The Association of Corporate Counsel, Omaha, Nebraska, August 8, 2012.
  • Speaker, Ethical Challenges and Recommendations for Litigators Conducting eDiscovery in a World of Ever-Changing Technologies, Seminar on Emerging Ethical Risks for Attorneys, presented by HB Litigation Conferences in Collaboration with West Legal Ed Center, New York, New York, July 25, 2012.
  • Speaker, Mainframes and Megabytes and Metadata, Oh My! Ethical Challenges and Recommendations for Litigators Conducting eDiscovery in a World of Ever-Changing Technologies, Return to Green CLE, University of Kansas Law School, Lawrence, Kansas, April 20, 2012.
  • Speaker, Data Privacy Meets Records Management, ARMA International web seminar, August, 2011.
  • Speaker, Technology Solutions for Today’s Records Managers, ARMA International web seminar, August, 2011.
  • Speaker, Records and Data Privacy and Information Governance, Greater Kansas City ARMA Conference, National Archives and Records Administration, Kansas City, Missouri, May 11, 2011.
  • Panelist, Effective Use of ESI – Depositions, Hearings and Trials and Data Privacy and Data Breaches, 14th Annual Electronic Discovery and Records Retention Conference, West LegalEd Center, Los Angeles, California, September 14-15, 2010.
  • Speaker, Convincing the C-Suite: How to Persuade Top Management to Buy In to Records Management Initiatives, National Conference on Managing Electronic Records (MER), Chicago, Illinois, May 2010.
  • Panelist, Town Hall: The Future of RIM As We Know It, National Conference on Managing Electronic Records (MER), Chicago, Illinois, May 2010.
  • Speaker, The Effects of the Economic Crisis on Records and Information Management, Greater Kansas City ARMA, Kansas City, Missouri, March 2010.
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