Chris Hurld focuses his practice on data breach response, helping companies investigate significant cybersecurity incidents and mitigate their impact. He conducts privileged investigations, supports internal incident response teams, and advises clients on notification obligations and risk mitigation. Chris also counsels companies on data privacy and cybersecurity compliance issues and represents clients in a range of industries in connection with government investigations and complex business litigation.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Chris worked as a commercial litigator, representing clients in a in connection with business litigation, appellate practice, and government and internal investigations. He has first-chair commercial arbitration experience, has taken and defended depositions, and has engaged in motion practice in state and federal courts.
From 2013 to 2016, Chris served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Appeals Division of the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General. In this role he represented state agencies and officials in response to civil complaints and discovery requests, briefed and argued seven appeals in state and federal appellate courts, and assisted on legislative and other policy matters. Chris was appointed by Attorney General Maura Healey as her designee to the Massachusetts Firearms Licensing Review Board and served on her Opiate Addiction Task Force.
Publications Prior to Jones Day
Author, "Untangling the Wicked Web: The Marketing of Legal Services on the Internet and the Model Rules," 17 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 827
April 1, 2013
Coauthor, "In Post-‘Boerne’ Landscape, Super-Legislature Abides," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
- Georgetown University (J.D. 2005; Staff Member, Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics); Bates College (B.A. in History 2000; Oren Nelson Hilton Prize, awarded to the student adjudged best in extemporaneous speaking)
- Massachusetts, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First and Third Circuits, and U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
- Assistant Attorney General, Appeals Division, Office of the Attorney General of Massachusetts (2013-2016); Board Member, Massachusetts Firearms Licensing Review Board (2015-2016)