Nick Chanin is an associate in the Communications & Media Department and Cybersecurity & Privacy Practice Group in the Washington, D.C., office of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. Nick focuses on helping clients navigate developing issues in the privacy, cybersecurity, and technology legal and policy landscape. Nick counsels clients on a variety of matters relating to cybersecurity and privacy regulatory compliance, data breach response and investigations, mergers & acquisitions, risk management, data flows and international data transfers, and other matters related to the collection, use, sharing, and protection of information. A former communications officer in the Marines, Nick brings a real-world understanding of technology and cybersecurity to his clients’ matters.


Nick has advised on the following significant matters:

  • Kaseya, an IT management and monitoring software provider, in the wake of one of the largest and most highly-publicized ransomware attacks in history.
  • One of the largest social media companies in the world in drafting and implementing a privacy policy compliant with California’s privacy laws.
  • Insight Partners on the privacy and cybersecurity considerations of multiple corporate transactions, including its investment in global financial markets software company Genesis Global, and the $1.825 billion sale of one of its portfolio companies’ business units to Equifax.
  • Kaseya on the privacy and cybersecurity considerations of its $6.2 billion acquisition of Datto, a leading global provider of security and cloud-based software solutions purpose-built for MSPs.
  • Developing and testing business continuity and disaster recovery plans for a major hedge fund with more than $45 billion in assets.
  • A large, international software provider in responding to privacy inquiries from data protection authorities in Germany and Austria.



George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2018 Davidson College, B.A., 2011

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia, 2019