Starr Turner Drum
Associate, CIPM, CIPP/E, FIP
PROFILE
AWARDS
AFFILIATIONS
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Starr’s Profile

Starr devotes her practice to assisting multinational clients with their privacy, cybersecurity, information governance, and e-discovery needs.

Starr has extensive experience in developing globally compliant privacy and information governance policies and programs to manage the content and volume of data and protect its safety and security. Starr is particularly equipped to support organizations with GDPR and California Consumer Privacy Act compliance. The International Association of Privacy Professionals, the only globally-recognized credentialing program in information privacy, has certified Starr in privacy program management (“CIPM”), European data protection (“CIPP/E”), and as a Fellow of Information Privacy (“FIP”). Starr also serves on the International Association of Privacy Professionals Certification Advisory Board and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Alabama School of Law.

Starr has successfully developed internationally-compliant privacy and information governance plans and polices for government contractors, banks, insurers, manufacturers, retailers, brokerage firms, and more. She has assisted organizations with implementation and training to ensure organizational compliance with plans and policies after development. Starr has also developed numerous consumer-facing terms and policies for websites, smart device applications, and IoT devices.

Starr helps clients assess privacy and cybersecurity risks associated with potential acquisition targets. She also assists clients with resolving brandjacking, username squatting, and other intellectual property issues related to control over their online and social media presence.

In her e-discovery practice, Starr offers strategic and legal advice to clients involved in complex litigation matters. She assists both plaintiff and defendant businesses and individuals in numerous fields navigate multifaceted discovery issues and reach successful resolutions in their antitrust, commercial, contract, fiduciary, and intellectual property disputes.

Starr’s Awards

  • Mid-South Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for E-Discovery (2016-present)
  • Birmingham Business Journal‘s “Rising Stars In Law” (2018)
  • B-Metro Magazine “Top Women Lawyers” (2018)
  • Selected as a Fellow of Information Privacy, International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum – Class 12
  • Birmingham Bar Association Future Leaders Forum (2015)
  • B-Metro Magazine “Rising Star of the Birmingham Bar” (2013)

Starr’s Affiliations & Civic Involvement

Affiliations

  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Birmingham Bar Association, Women Lawyers Section Board Treasurer
  • Alabama State Bar Strategic Planning Task Force, Chair
  • Florida State Bar Association
  • Georgia State Bar Association
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals

Civic Involvement

  • Board of Governors for City Club of Birmingham
  • Birmingham Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • The Rotaract Club of Birmingham
  • WBHM Junior Advisory Board
  • Indian Springs School Alumni Council
  • IAPP Certification Advisory Appeals Board
  • Sedona Conference Working Group 11

Starr’s Speaking Engagements

November 15, 2018: GDPR Compliance at the ControlCase 2018 Data Security and Compliance Summit (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)

August 24, 2018: “Navigating the Wild West of Online Privacy in a Rapidly Changing Legal Landscape (Birmingham, AL)

June 28, 2018:  “Privacy and Data Security Law: an Overview,” Alabama State Bar Annual Meeting (Sandestin, FL)

April 17, 2018: “Data Privacy and Security Laws: Their Broad Reach and Enforcement.” Birmingham Bar Association’s Women Lawyers Section CLE (Birmingham, AL)

April 10, 2018: “GDPR Overview and Discussion,” IAPP Birmingham KnowledgeNet Chapter Meeting (Birmingham, AL)

August 24, 2017: Speech on ESI, Alabama State Bar Lawyer University (Montgomery, AL)

CONTACT
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Assistant
Karen Kirkpatrick
BAR ADMISSIONS
State Bar:Alabama, Florida, Georgia
U.S. District Court:Alabama(Northern, Middle, Southern), Florida(Middle, Southern), Georgia(Middle, Northern, Southern)
U.S. Court of Appeals:Eleventh Circuit
EDUCATION
University of Alabama School of Law (2009, J.D., Alabama Law Review, Senior Editor; John A. Campbell Moot Court Board; Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society; Criminal Law Moot Court Team; Ethics and Professionalism Trial Team)
Emory University (2005, B.A., Film Studies; Kenneth Cole Scholarship Recipient; National Merit Scholarship Recipient)
JUDICIAL CLERKSHIPS

Judge James E. Graham
Southern District of Georgia

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Birmingham, AL. Maynard Cooper’s Maggie Johnson Cornelius and Starr Turner Drum were named “Rising Stars of Law” by the Birmingham Business Journal (...
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STARR DRUM NAMED AS FELLOW OF INFORMATION PRIVACY
Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that Starr Drum has been selected as a Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP) by the International Association of Privacy Profes...
Publication
The Alabama Data Breach Notification Act of 2018
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