Beth Burgin Waller is a cybersecurity and data privacy attorney who serves clients across Virginia. She uses her significant experience in technology to counsel clients on a broad range of issues.
As chair of the Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Practice at Woods Rogers, she advises clients in the midst of data breaches, on cybersecurity preparedness, and on privacy concerns. In this capacity, she guides clients on matters ranging from incident response plans to cybersecurity insurance coverage.
Outside of cybersecurity, Beth advises clients on the assessment of data risks, privacy regulatory compliance, and the protection of intellectual property rights. Her clients range from universities to hospital systems to manufacturers to technology startups. Beth also assists clients in high tech fields from biotechnology to software development.
Beth has been named a Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Star in multiple categories including Intellectual Property. Virginia Business Magazine has also ranked her in their legal elite listings. In 2017, she was named a Virginia Lawyers Weekly “Up & Coming Lawyer”, one of 15 attorneys selected across the Commonwealth for this distinction.
She is an adjunct professor of law at Washington and Lee University Law School, teaching electronic discovery since 2013. In 2018, Beth was appointed to serve as a member of the Virginia State Bar’s Special Committee on Technology and the Practice of Law, where she chairs the subcommittee on Cybersecurity.
Beth is a passionate supporter of technology councils across the Commonwealth. She serves on the board of directors of the Roanoke Blacksburg Technology Council where she is a member of the RBTC’s executive leadership team and is on the board of Innovate Lynchburg, central Virginia’s technology council. In addition, Beth is a member of the board of Restoration Housing. She previously served on the state advisory board for the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia.
From Floyd, Va., Beth graduated magna cum laude from Hollins University with honors in creative writing. Beth attended the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia before earning her law degree from the College of William & Mary.
American Bar Association
Virginia Bar Association
Virginia State Bar—Special Committee on the Technology and Practice of Law
Roanoke Bar Association
Washington and Lee Law School—Adjunct Professor
Sorensen Institute— State Advisory Board
Restoration Housing – Board of Directors
- How to Help Your Board Navigate Cybersecurity’s Legal Risks, Dark Reading, April 30, 2019
- Data in Danger, Lynchburg Business Magazine, August/September 2018
- Fire Where There is No Flame: The Constitutionality of Single-Sex Education in the Commonwealth, William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law
Electronic Discovery – W&L Law – Fall 2018
Cybersecurity in 2019: A Look Ahead | December 18, 2018
Assess – Improve – Prevent | October 31, 2018
The Intersection Between Cybersecurity and Privacy: New NIST Guidance | October 19, 2018
GDPR: Happy Day One of World-Wide Privacy Regulations | May 25, 2018
Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia | Higher Education Legal Update | May 22, 2019
Annual VA Health Information and Management Systems Society | H.I.T. Advocacy Day | March 14, 2019
Virginia Credit Union League | Cybersecurity | Regulations & Compliance | November 6, 2018
Charlottesville Chamber of Commerce | Mission Possible: Cybersecurity Education & Defense for the Rest of Us | October 25, 2018
ACEC HR Forum | The Role of Human Resources in Securing the Workplace | October 16, 2018
Liberty University Law School Homecoming | Cybersecurity | October 20, 2018
General Counsel Roundtable | Cybersecurity | September 26, 2018
VT Roanoke Center Facts & Snacks | Cybersecurity and Privacy | August 30, 2018
CICV Conference for Chief HR Directors & Chief Financial Officers | Top Challenges in Cybersecurity Facing Higher Education in the 21st Century | June 14, 2018
CICV Technology Conference for Chief Information Officers | Cybersecurity | May 18, 2018
Virginia Community College System Information Security Officer Conference | General Data Protection Regulation | May 17, 2018
Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys—Spring Sections Seminar | Advances in Electronic Medical Records: Key Tactical Issues | May 10, 2018
Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center | European Union General Data Protection Regulation | April 24, 2018
Commonwealth of Virginia Information Security | Privacy and Security from a Legal Perspective | April 13, 2018
Virginia State Bar CLE: Annual Real Estate Seminar | Cybersecurity, Ethics and Real Estate Law | March 2, 2018
12th Annual VA Health Information and Management Systems Society H.I.T. Advocacy Day | Cybersecurity Planning: Insurance & Working with Outside Legal Counsel | January 25, 2018
Virginia Bio | Cybersecurity Incident Response (Webinar) | January 16, 2018
SEMINARS + EVENTS
37th Annual Labor & Employment Seminar Series | September 20, 2018
Key Legal Issues in Higher Education | March 1, 2018
Virginia Business Names 26 Woods Rogers Attorneys as 2018 “Legal Elite” | December 5, 2018
Virginia Lawyers Weekly Honors Two Woods Rogers Attorneys | September 6, 2017
Woods Rogers Names New Principals | January 7, 2015
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