Alex is Of Counsel at Ellis & Winters LLP in Raleigh, North Carolina. He concentrates his practice in Privacy and Data Security law and partners with organizations to provide strategic and practical guidance on matters that implicate domestic and international privacy and data security considerations. Alex’s broad and varied experience includes counseling clients on compliance with state and federal privacy, consumer protection and breach notification laws; designing and implementing global data protection compliance strategies; negotiating cloud computing, data license and data sharing agreements; and representing clients in disputes centering on privacy and data security issues. Alex rejoined Ellis & Winters in 2017 after serving as in-house Privacy Counsel for SAS, a global provider of analytics, business intelligence and data management software and services. During his initial tenure at the firm, Alex maintained a diverse complex litigation practice, representing companies in commercial contract, product liability, and intellectual property disputes. He has been certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) as a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) and as a Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT). In 2017 the IAPP recognized him as a Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP).