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. Beth is a Certified Information Privacy Professional with both U.S. and Europe designations (CIPP/US & CIPP/E).

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

Certified Information Privacy Professional with a U.S. designation (CIPP-US)

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

Thought Leadership

Published Articles

Teaching Engagements

Electronic Discovery – W&L Law – Fall 2018

Featured Posts

Speaking Engagements

Virginia Cyber Range's 2nd Annual Va. Cybersecurity Education Conference | Panel: Cybersecurity Workforce Training: The Next Frontier | August 13, 2019

Kentucky Credit Union League | Cybersecurity Risk from a Legal Perspective: Top 10 Tips | July 17, 2019

Dark Reading Virtual Summit | Panel: The First 24 Hours: Advice to First Responders in a Critical Data Breach | June 26, 2019

2019 IG3 Mid-Atlantic Conference | Panel: Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection | June 23, 2019

Virginia Information Technology Agency (VITA) | Cybersecurity & Data Privacy | June 5, 2019

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


2019 Labor and Employment Seminar Series | October 2 - November 5

37th Annual Labor & Employment Seminar Series | September 20, 2018

Key Legal Issues in Higher Education | March 1, 2018


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