Peter Blenkinsop is a leading authority on information privacy and data protection laws.Peter focuses on the application of privacy laws to pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer health care companies, and also advises a broad spectrum of organizations, from educational institutions to auto manufacturers.

Information Privacy and Data Protection

Peter assists clients in identifying privacy and information security risks, developing and implementing data governance programs, and complying with federal and state privacy laws. He works with multinational companies to develop global privacy compliance programs and monitors and reports to clients on developments in data privacy laws worldwide.

Peter conducts policy advocacy on behalf of the International Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Privacy Consortium (IPMPC), where he has been instrumental in crafting industry comments on legislative and regulatory proposals related to data privacy in the United States and the European Union. Peter has worked with the IPMPC since it was founded in 2002.

Personal Interests

Peter lives in Maryland with his wife, Courtney, three sons and their chocolate Lab, Jeep.


Bar Admissions

District of Columbia


Georgetown University Law Center
J.D. magna cum laude (2006)

Yale University
B.A. cum laude (1999)

Insights & Events

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals

Firm Leadership

  • Drinker Biddle Reath & LLP  Co-chair, Information Privacy, Security and Governance, 2016-19; Firmwide Hiring Committee, 2016-19
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