Special Counsel – Milwaukee

Kerry L. Childe


735 N. Water St., Suite 610, Milwaukee, WI 53202
P: (414) 436-0353 / F: (414) 436-0354

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In nearly 20 years of expertise in privacy and information governance, I have demonstrated a proven ability to lead development, implementation, and ongoing management of enterprise-wide privacy and information protection programs to protect company information. I have a strong record of supporting business strategies, protecting customer trust and corporate brands, and preventing breaches, litigation, and financial exposure.

I have created and supported privacy, information protection, and information governance programs for small, medium, and large businesses, both nonprofit and for-profit, as well as legal counsel for operations for all my clients. I have significant regulatory practice experience, including federal and state rulemaking and legislative activity, as well as reversal of regulatory audit findings and the resulting proposed liability. I have led organizations through incident response and data breach beginning at the earliest stages, including investigation, public notification, regulator notification, and litigation.

I regularly provide CLE on privacy, information protection, and information governance, including on the planning committee for the annual Minnesota CLE Midwest Legal Conference on Privacy and Data Security.

  1. MWH Law Group LLP, Special Counsel, 2022 — Present
  2. KLC Law, LLC, Owner, 2019 — Present
  3. Contoural, Inc., Senior Consultant, 2019 — Present
  4. Best Buy, Senior Corporate Counsel, Privacy and Information Policy, 2014 — 2019
  5. Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation, Senior Privacy & Regulatory Counsel/Private & Regulatory Counsel, 2005 — 2014
  6. Life Partners Holdings, Inc., Associate General Counsel, 2003 — 2005
  1. International Association of Privacy Professionals, Certified Information Privacy Manager, 2015
  2. International Association of Privacy Professionals, Certified Information Privacy Professional, 2010
  3. Minnesota State Bar Association
  4. MinnCLE IP Institute, Planning Committee Member
  5. State Bar of Texas
  6. American Bar Association
  7. Association of Corporate Counsel, IT, Privacy, & E-Commerce Network, Past Chair
  8. International Association of Privacy Professionals, Twin Cities Chapter, Member
  9. Association of Corporate Counsel, Compliance and Ethics and Information Governance Networks, Former Member
  1. How to Create Effective Data Mapping and Data Retention Programs, 1.0 hr. CLE, MinnCLE (, February 2022
  2. How Mature is Your Incident Response Plan?, Contoural webinar, February 2021
  3. Future Proofing Your Privacy Program, 1 hour CLE, Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting, Author/Panel member, October 2020
  4. 2020 Managing Electronic Records (“MER”)-Contoural Privacy Series:
    • Privacy-Enabled Incident Response – Preparing for the (Un)Expected, September 2020
    • Risk Management in Privacy: Risk Tolerance and Program Maturity, July 2020
    • Responding to Access Requests under Privacy Laws, June 2020
    • Creating an Accurate and Sustainable Personal Information Inventory, May 2020
  5. Customer Relationship Management Conference June 2019 – Maintaining Strong Customer Relationships in a New Data Privacy Era,
    Co-Presenter with Dan Taylor, Managing Director, Global Display Ads, Google
  6. Complying with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 and other U.S. Privacy Developments, May 2019, Practising Law Institute
  7. ABA IoT National Institute, Courting IoT: The Latest on IoT Litigation and Liability Issues, March 2019
  8. ACC Annual Meeting
    MinnCLE IP Institute
    1. Future-Proofing Your Privacy Program, ACC Docket, September 2020, pp. 36-42
    2. Cybersecurity and Privacy: Three Federal Proposals, ABA Sci-Tech eMerging News, Vol. 3, Iss. 2, Winter 2012
  1. I am active in my faith organization, having recently completed my service on our governing body beginning in 2019
  2. I am a proud mom and dog mom



  1. Baylor University School of Law, J.D., Administrative Practice Area of Concentration
  2. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.A., International Affairs/Political Science


  1. Admitted to practice in all state courts in Texas
  2. Admitted to practice in all state courts in Minnesota

License Date: 8/2/2003


  1. 2013 ICASCA Austin Speaker of the Year
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