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Scot Ganow

Adjunct Professor of Law


School of Law


Email: Scot Ganow


Scot Ganow is co-chair of his firm’s Privacy and Data Security Practice. As a former chief privacy officer, and leveraging more than 10 years of management and compliance experience in Fortune 500 companies, he brings a diverse business background to his privacy and data security practice at Taft.

Scot has represented clients in a variety of sectors, including consumer reporting, construction, technology, health care, and manufacturing. He assists clients in all areas of the data life cycle, including policy development, implementation, assessment, and training; identifying, evaluating, and managing privacy and security risks; third-party management, including onward transfer agreements and audits; and data breach and incident response management and counseling.

Scot holds the Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) certification and has been a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) since 2003. In addition to his data privacy and security practice, Scot also has experience with intellectual property matters as a patent attorney.

Scot attended the University of Dayton School of Law, where he currently also serves as an adjunct professor of law. He clerked for the University of Dayton general counsel’s office and the Cincinnati Reds general counsel.

Scot is admitted to practice in the state of Ohio, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Scot was also a speaker at TEDx Dayton 2016, where he spoke on the “Humanity in Privacy.” For additional information, please visit


J.D. University of Dayton School of Law, 2009
B.S., Biology, Baylor University, 1994