Attorneys
Mandy Stanton

Mandy L. Stanton

Member
Email:mstanton@mwlaw.com
Phone:(501) 688.8844
Location: Little Rock
Bar Admissions: Arkansas

Mandy Stanton combines her years of experience as in-house counsel for an international information technology and data marketing firm with her expertise in state and federal privacy and data security requirements to help clients evaluate and manage information security and privacy matters. She counsels clients on incident readiness and response, structuring and implementing information privacy policies and programs, data breach notification laws, information governance issues and vendor management. She also assists businesses with drafting and negotiating complex commercial contracts to ensure responsible access, transfer and use of data and associated intellectual property. Mandy is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) and Certified Information Privacy Professional/US (CIPP/US), credentials earned from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.   

Experience

  • Reviews client data privacy and security practices and policies for compliance with GDPR, CCPA and state insurance data security laws.
  • Assists clients in creating and implementing privacy policies and programs.
  • Assists clients in developing vendor management procedures.
  • Assists clients in evaluating and managing risks associated with privacy and data security practices, including incident readiness and response.
  • Assists clients in responding to security incidents, including conducting fact investigations and drafting legally-compliant notifications.
  • Advises on privacy and data security due diligence in connection with corporate transactions (e.g., M&A transactions).
  • Advises clients on state and federal privacy and data security requirements and assists with various information security and privacy issues.
  • Supports clients in drafting and negotiating complex commercial contracts to ensure responsible access, transfer and use of data and associated intellectual property.
  • Advises business entities and individuals in other commercial transactions including lending, real estate, entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, and general business matters.

Education

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals - Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) (2020)
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals - Certified Information Privacy Professional/US (CIPP/US) (2015)
  • University of Arkansas School of Law J.D. (2004)
  • University of Arkansas B.A. in Journalism (2001)

Involvement

  • Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals 
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Arkansas Bar Association
  • Member, Arkansas Women Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors, Ozark Mission Project
  • Chair, Mitchell Williams Attorney-Staff Committee
  • Volunteer, Quapaw Quarter Association
  • Former Adjunct Professor, University of Central Arkansas

News & Articles

Firm News

Articles

Publications

  • Cybersecurity Best Practices; The Arkansas Lawyer, Vol. 51 No. 4/Fall 2016
  • Cybersecurity Best Practices; The Computer & Internet Lawyer, Vol. 34 No. 4/April 2017
  • Cybersecurity Best Practices; Arkansas Hospitals, Summer 2018
  • Cyber Attacks and Wire Fraud; The Arkansas Lawyer, Vol. 51 No. 4/Fall 2018