Ron Raether is a partner in the Cybersecurity, Information Governance and Privacy, and Financial Services Litigation practices at Troutman Sanders. Ron is known as the interpreter between the business and information technology, guiding both parties to the best result. In this role, Ron has assisted companies in navigating federal and state privacy laws for almost twenty years. Ron's experience with technology‑related issues, including data security, patent, antitrust, and licensing and contracts, helps bring a fresh and creative perspective to novel data compliance issues. Ron has been involved in seminal data compliance cases, assisting one of the first companies required to provide notice of a data breach and successfully defending companies in over 50 class actions. Ron also has represented companies in over 200 individual FCRA cases involving CRAs, resellers, furnishers, users, and public record vendors. Ron has developed a reputation for assisting companies not traditionally viewed as subject to the FCRA or with FCRA compliance questions where the law remains uncertain or unresolved.
Ron not only works with companies which have experienced unauthorized access to consumer data or have been named defendants in class actions and before regulators, but also has advised companies in developing compliance programs to proactively address these issues. As a thought leader, Ron speaks nationally and publishes frequently on cutting-edge compliance issues. Ron is also a Certified Information