Elizabeth H. Johnson 

Duke University, JD, 2003, cum laude

Duke University Law Policy Forum

Duke University Nicholas School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, MEM, 2003

Coe College, BA, 1999, magna cum laude

Professional and Community Activities

International Association of Privacy Professionals
Carolina Privacy Officials' Network 
Board of Directors, American Red Cross, Triangle Area Chapter
North Carolina Bar Association

Notable Accomplishments
Jurisdictions Licensed
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301 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1900, Raleigh, NC 27601t: 919.783.2971|
P.O. Box 1801, Raleigh, NC 27602-1801f: 919.783.1075||
Elizabeth’s practice focuses on privacy, information security, and records management. Her comprehensive, practical approach to privacy law is reflected by the diversity of her clients, which hail from a variety of industries including health care, financial services, insurance, retail, telecom, utility, technology, consumer goods and client services. Elizabeth has also worked with organizations of various size and scope, ranging from Fortune 100 companies with international reach to local charities. 

Representative Experience

Comprehensive Assessments - Engages in comprehensive privacy and information security assessments of clients in various industries, charting flows of personal information from collection to disposition in order to identify compliance and risk issues related to use, storage, transmission, disclosure and disposal of data.

Information Security - Counsels clients on compliance with various information security requirements, including the HIPAA Security Rule, agency guidance related to the HITECH Act, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Safeguards Rule, the Red Flags Rule, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, and various state laws and regulations specifying appropriate information security controls.

Breach Response - Assists clients in preventing, preparing for and responding to actual and suspected information security breaches.

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Firm Management Responsibilities

​Elizabeth is a member of the firm's Diversity Committee.

Prior Legal Experience

Prior to joining Poyner Spruill in 2009, Elizabeth was an Associate with Hunton & Williams LLP. From 2003 - 2004 she was a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable William L. Osteen, U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina.
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