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Joel Wuesthoff, JD

Managing Director

Joel Wuesthoff is a former practicing attorney, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E) and a Managing Director for Protiviti’s Legal Consulting solution in New York. With 20+ years of legal practice and consulting work in high stakes litigation and government investigations, he has led information governance engagements and privacy & security assessments for complex enterprises, working with general counsel’s offices, Chief Risk Officers, audit committees and IT departments to improve risk postures resulting from privacy mandates and security imperatives.

Mr. Wuesthoff has counseled global companies and AmLaw 100 law firms on 30(b)(6) preparation, assessed opposing parties’ efforts on reasonable ESI collections, and participated in FRCP 26(f) meet and confer negotiations. He works with clients to identify solutions for managing cybersecurity, privacy & vendor ecosystem data sharing risks, ESG, and related Big Data challenges and social media application growth, helping to align legal objectives with IT department priorities and responsibilities, and develop process and protocol manuals to standardize the entire risk management process.

As a CISSP and former attorney, Mr. Wuesthoff has a unique ability to navigate the complex legal and technical issues created by network breaches and data privacy violations, as well as experience in advising companies on the role and relevance of information privacy and security regulations.


  • Bachelor of Arts, McGill University
  • Juris Doctor, Vermont Law School

Professional Memberships & Certifications

  • CISSP – Certified Information Systems Security Professional
  • CIPP/E - Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe
  • Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)