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Tessa Cierny advises companies on financial technology and data privacy issues. She has experience counseling companies on state and federal regulatory compliance, including existing and emerging privacy laws, such as the E.U.’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), as well as financial and banking regulations, such as the CFPB’s Section 1071 Small Business Lending Rule (Regulation B). In addition, she assists clients in defending business disputes and data breach litigation.

Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, she served as global records manager for WestRock, where she developed and implemented email and data retention policies for global data privacy regulation compliance. In this role, she also advised on data privacy concerns related to data retention, data loss prevention, and data governance.



  • Global Records Manager, WestRock, 2020-2022
  • Information Governance, Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC, 2016-2020
  • Information Specialist, Team Lead, The Cadence Group – Delta Air Lines, 2015-2016
  • Digital Archivist, Special Collections, Harvard Business School, 2011-2015
  • Information Governance Professional (IGP), ARMA International, 2019
  • Certified Records Manager (CRM), Institute of Certified Records Managers, 2016
  • AccessData Certified Examiner, Access Data, 2013

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, ARMA International
  • Member, Corporate Legal Operations Consortium
  • Member, Institute of Certified Records Managers
    • Member, Marketing Committee 2020
    • Member, Exam Development Committee, 2018-2019
  • Volunteer, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyer Foundation, 2020-2022


  • J.D., summa cum laude, Georgia State University College of Law
    • Certificate in Legal Analytics and Innovation
  • M.S., Library and Information Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • B.A., University of Georgia
  • Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia