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(312) 350–1082

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VLP Law Group LLP

Minneapolis , MN

Melissa J. Krasnow


Ms. Krasnow writes on cyber and privacy risk and insurance issues for

She is a partner in Minneapolis at VLP Law Group LLP, who is the sole attorney who is recognized in both Nationwide Privacy & Data Security and Nationwide Technology for two consecutive years (2022 and 2023) in Chambers USA.

Her practice encompasses the following.

  • Privacy, data security, big data, and artificial intelligence
    • The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act; Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act; financial services regulatory laws; (including Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act); state laws, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)/California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) and other state laws; EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
    • Data breaches/incidents/other events (ransomware, account takeover, business email compromise, phishing, and vulnerabilities), cyber governance, and crisis management 
    • Written information security programs (WISPs), incident response plans, tabletop exercises 
    • Cyber-liability insurance policy review
  • Advice to boards of directors and officers on privacy, data security, and technology oversight and developments
    • Website and mobile application privacy policies and terms and technology policies
  • Technology and commercial transactions
    • Master services agreements
    • Nondisclosure agreements
    • Data security addenda
    • Business associate agreements
    • Data processing agreements
    • CCPA/CPRA and other state privacy law agreements
  • Mergers and acquisitions

Ms. Krasnow is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/US and a board leadership fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors.

Ms. Krasnow holds a bachelor of arts degree in Chinese studies and political science from Wellesley College and a juris doctor from Northwestern University School of Law. She also attended the University of British Columbia.