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Patrick D. McNally

Attorney

Direct: 716.481.2699

Email: [email protected]

Meet Patrick

Patrick McNally is an experienced Incident Response attorney focused on assisting businesses and organizations in their response to and recovery from cybersecurity incidents, including ransomware attacks, business email compromises, fraudulent wire transfers, and spoofed websites. 

He leads clients through all stages of actual and suspected data breaches, including internal investigations, analyses of breach notification requirements, and strategic communications. To help businesses prepare for today’s pressing cybersecurity threats, Pat leads tabletop exercises simulating all aspects of data security incidents for senior executives, company incident response teams, and in-house counsel.  

Before joining Octillo, Pat served in multiple capacities as a senior government, policy, and legal advisor, including as a Presidential-appointee in the Biden-Harris Administration.

His career has tracked the intersection of technology and democracy, serving as National Technology and Data Manager for Voter Protection for Biden for President, associate counsel to the Democratic National Committee, and other legal roles on presidential campaigns.

He also has experience as a litigator, representing businesses, hospitals, physicians, and municipalities in state and federal litigation.  In the public sector, Pat has significant experience in educational leadership and non-profit governance, including as senior director of corporate and foundation relations at the State University of New York, where he worked to drive shared research, community impact and academic priorities for multiple professional schools.

Pat is a Certified Information Privacy Professional for the United States (CIPP/US) as certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Education

Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2009

Canisius College, B.A. English & History, summa cum laude, 2005

Admissions

New York State

Memberships & Affiliations

International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Member

Press & Recognition

Quoted, ‘What to know about the growing threat of ransomware attacks and their impact on companies of all sizes,’ Business Insider, November 2021