Ross works with clients to harness the power of data, mitigate cybersecurity risk, and navigate evolving privacy and data protection laws.

Get To Know Ross

With a nimble, creative, and disciplined approach, Ross advises clients on data privacy, cybersecurity risk management, technology transactions, and incident response. He counsels a wide range of businesses, local government bodies, and state agencies on privacy laws and regulations, such as state data breach laws, the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA), and Europe's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Beyond the development and deployment of privacy programs and compliance rollouts, Ross has a knack for helping clients harmonize organizational artificial intelligence governance policies with business opportunities.

On the incident response side, Ross has managed and assisted in all phases of high-stakes cybersecurity incidents, from crisis management and forensic investigation to notice compliance. Ross is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional with expertise in U.S. privacy law (CIPP/US), designated by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). 

Prior to joining Woods Rogers' Cybersecurity and Data Privacy practice, Ross clerked for The Honorable Michael F. Devine at the Fairfax Circuit Court and later practiced complex commercial litigation.

While in law school, Ross published a variety of copyright scholarship, including an article titled “Remastering Termination Rights," 27 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 939 (2020). This article has been cited by a leading Virginia treatise. Additionally, Ross held a variety of leadership positions, serving as an Articles Editor for the George Mason Law Review, Judges Committee Chairman for the Scalia Law Moot Court Board, and President of the Jewish Law Students Association. He also taught legal research and writing to first year law students.

As a third-generation Virginia Beach native, Ross has strong local ties to Hampton Roads. Outside of the practice of law, Ross enjoys playing bass guitar, practicing hot yoga, watching college sports, and going to the beach. After a five-year hiatus from musical performance, Ross has recently returned to the stage as a bassist in a local cover band.

Credentials

Recognition

Virginia Access to Justice Commission's 2024 Pro Bono Service Honor Roll 

Clerkships

Honorable Michael F. Devine, Fairfax Circuit Court

Education

George Mason University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude

Virginia Tech, B.A., magna cum laude

Admissions

Virginia

Affiliations

  • Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity, Chapter Advisor
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Young Privacy Professional
  • Virginia Bar Association

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