Brian Hall


Brian Hall is an Associate of the Firm.

Brian is a data privacy lawyer who advises clients on compliance with state, federal and international privacy, cybersecurity, and marketing laws, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA), CAN-SPAM, and the ePrivacy Directive. His proactive approach allows him to carefully guide clients on personal data collection, processing practices, and identifying compliance gaps. In these capacities, he serves as counsel to corporations in a variety of industries, including consumer internet, software, and telecommunications.

Brian drafts and negotiates data processing addendums (DPAs) and drafts various consumer disclosures and privacy policies, including employee biometric data privacy and record retention policies. He also advises on data privacy and security issues in mergers and acquisitions and financings.

Prior to joining SA&M, Brian practiced at two international law firms where he advised clients on a broad range of privacy and regulatory issues.

After law school, he was a Judicial Law Clerk for Judge Barbara Scheper and Judge Michael Linfield of the Los Angeles Superior Court.

Brian is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), holding the U.S. private-sector certification (CIPP/US) and the EU data protection certification (CIPP/E), both granted by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). The CIPP designations are the global standard in privacy certification, and demonstrate a strong foundation in U.S. and EU private sector privacy laws and regulations.