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Graham T. Dean



Graham Dean advises clients on federal and state privacy compliance matters across various industries. Prior to joining Brooks Pierce, Graham worked as a legal data protection counsel at a large multinational investment bank and as a privacy and cyber associate at an Am Law 50 law firm. These experiences have equipped Graham with the knowledge and practical experience needed to assist clients with complex data privacy and security issues. Graham also holds an IAPP CIPP/US certification.

My Practices

  • Graham has experience handling data privacy matters in relation to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA), Colorado Privacy Act (CPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), and a variety of other privacy and data security laws in the United States. He regularly assists with privacy compliance tasks such as updating/drafting privacy policies, managing vendor relationships, responding to Data Subject Access Requests (DSAR) and establishing internal privacy-related policies and procedures.



University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2018; Institute Editor, North Carolina Banking Institute Journal; Eugene Gressman-Pollitt Award Oral Advocacy Award recipient; First Place, International Association of Defense Counsel Legal Writing Contest (2017)

North Carolina State University, B.A., 2015, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Theta Pi


New York

North Carolina


Professional & Civic

Professional & Civic Activities

Member, North Carolina Bar Association, Privacy and Data Security Section

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, “Untangling the Web: Understanding and Adapting to Recent Data Privacy and Security Development,” North Carolina Bar Association, March 30, 2023.
  • Provided written and oral testimony to the North Carolina General Statutes Commission related to the UPDPA, VCDPA, and other state and federal privacy laws, March 4, 2022.
  • Panelist, “A Data-Driven World: Business Opportunities, Compliance Challenges and Ethical Responsibilities (Ethics),” Atlanta Bar Association, February 16, 2022.
  • 8
    8th Generation North Carolinian
  • 400+
    Nights Hosted at Pinehurst Airbnb
  • 1
    Parent of 1 Perfect Golden Retriever
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