Khizar Sheikh, Member

Khizar Sheikh


3 Becker Farm Road
Suite 105
Roseland, NJ 07068
Tel: 973-736-4600 x225
Fax: 973-325-7467

Khizar Sheikh, a member of the firm, chairs the Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group. Khizar focuses his practice on cybersecurity, privacy, and data matters; and he counsels clients ranging from emerging growth companies to publicly-traded, global organizations, as well as clients from banking and financial services, consumer retail, healthcare, and education sectors.

Khizar works closely with his clients, providing advice on issues relating to data collection, storage, protection, use, and sharing. He assists clients in complying with their legal requirements for protecting personal and sensitive data arising from contracts, state, national, or international laws relating to data privacy, cybersecurity, digital advertising and marketing, virtual currencies, and social media. He is experienced in providing risk and “gap” assessments; drafting and negotiating contracts (including vendor and cloud agreements, and merger/acquisition documents) and providing ongoing training to staff,management, and boards of directors; as well as representing clients in data breach response and litigation matters involving data theft and misuse, intellectual property, and privacy torts and class actions. To assist his clients, Khizar works closely with data security, forensic, insurance, and public relations specialists. In addition to his corporate practice, Khizar also advises security researchers and “white hat” hackers on the unique legal issues that their work implicates, including counseling on contracts and threat reporting.

Khizar publishes frequently on cybersecurity, privacy, and technology topics, and has been invited frequently to speak to national, regional, and local industry and legal groups. His recent speaking engagements, published articles, and media mentions are listed below. Prior to law school, Khizar studied molecular genetics and biochemistry at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and also structured telecommunications corporate debt financings with an investment banking boutique in New York City.

Speaking Engagements

  • “Legal Issues Tied to Software Security and Your Business,” NYC/NJ Cyber Security Meet-Up, 2.8.17, New York, NY.
  • “Cybersecurity,” NJCPA Morris/Sussex Chapter, 1.20.17, Rockaway, NJ.
  • “Legal Issues in Managing Your Cyber Risk,” ASIS International, 11.13.15, Randolph, NJ.
  • “Global Bitcoin Regulation,” Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), 11.11.15, Roseland, NJ.
  • “Cybersecurity Awareness Month Panel,” Morris County Chamber of Commerce (hosted by NetAccess), 10.20.15, Parsippany, NJ.
  • “Corporate Cybersecurity Risk Management,” Breakfast Event Co-Sponsored by Mandelbaum Salsburg, Rosenfield & Co., and the Metropolitan Business Alliance, 10.13.15, Florham Park, NJ.
  • “Cyber Security – The New Frontier,” NY Law Journal Litigation Summit, 10.9.15, New York, NY.
  • “Cybersecurity for HR professionals,” Breakfast with Mandelbaum Salsburg, 9.25.15, West Orange, NJ.
  • “Social Media and the 1st Amendment,” New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education (“NJ ICLE”), 9.24.15, New Brunswick, NJ.
  • “Cyber Threats & Security,” NJ Society of CPAs, 9.17.15, Hamilton, NJ.
  • “Is Your Firm the Next Target for Hackers,” Association of Legal Administrators 2015 Business of Law Conference, 9.11.15, New Orleans, LA, 10.2.15, Atlanta, GA.
  • “Breach Notification in the Real World,” Association of Legal Administrators 2015 Business of Law Conference, 9.11.15, New Orleans, LA, 10.2.15, Atlanta, GA.
  • “Educating Students in a Connected World: Current Issues & Best Practices,” Mountain Lakes School District Training Day, 9.1.15, Mountain Lakes, NJ.
  • “What’s the Law Got to do with it?” Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), 7.15.15, New York, NY.
  • “Legal Considerations for Security Researchers,” Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), 6.19.15, Philadelphia, PA.
  • “Cybersecurity Update,” Association of Corporate Counsel/Primerus, 6.8.15, Fort Worth, TX.
  • “Cybersecurity and Intellectual Property Update,” Breakfast with Mandelbaum Salsburg, 5.19.15, West Orange, NJ.
  • “Cybersecurity for Financial Institutions,” Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys, 5.14.15, National Harbor, MD.
  • “Legal Considerations for Security Researchers,” Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), 5.13.15, Roseland, NJ.
  • “Cyber Risk and Breach Response – How Audit Committees, Boards And Management Can Best Make Cybersecurity Part Of Their Control Framework,” Institute for Internal Auditors (IIA) Philadelphia Chapter Spring Conference, 4.20.15, Philadelphia, PA.
  • “Cybersecurity at the Core of your Law Firm,” Association of Legal Administrators – New York, 1.15.14, New York, NY.
  • “Breach Notification in the Real World:  A Case Study from the Trenches,” Institute for Internal Auditors (IIA) Philadelphia Chapter Fall Conference, 11.24.14, Philadelphia, PA.
  • “The Risks of Using and Not Using Social Media,” NJ ICLE, 11.19.14, Webinar.
  • “Consumer Law: Issues and Strategies 2014,” NJ ICLE, 10.8.14, West Orange, NJ.
  • “Consumer Law: Issues and Strategies 2014,” NJ ICLE, 9.13.14, Mt. Laurel, NJ.
  • “Cybersecurity,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute CLE, 8.4.14, Philadelphia, PA.
  • “Cyber Security/ Fraud Detection,” International Factoring Association Northeast Chapter, 6.25.14, Yardley, PA.
  • “The Risks of Using, and Not Using, Social Media,” Hudson Valley Bank CLE, 5.21.14, New York, NY.
  • “Cyber Risk,” Institute for Internal Auditors (IIA) Philadelphia Chapter Spring Conference, 4.7.14, Philadelphia, PA.
    ? “The Surveillance State – Grappling with the Constitutionality and Morality of Government Surveillance Over Our Information,” NJ State Bar Foundation Law Related Education Committee Conference 2014, 3.28.14, New Brunswick, NJ.
  • “Identity Theft,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute CLE, 3.10.14, Mechanicsburg, PA.
  • “A Legal Approach to the Intangible Online: a panel discussion on the intellectual property (IP) legal issues surrounding online business, e-commerce, and commercial websites,” Breakfast with Mandelbaum Salsburg, 10.10.13, West Orange, NJ.
  • “Finding Your Niche in a Large World of Lawyers,” NJ State Bar Association CLE, 9.21.13, New Brunswick, NJ.
  • “Medical Records,” Lorman Education Services CLE, 6.4.13, Philadelphia, PA.
  • “Mastering Data Breach, ID Theft & Privacy Laws,” NJ ICLE, 3.7.13, New Brunswick, NJ.
  • “Assessing Organizational Privacy & Security Risks,” Morris County Chamber of Commerce, 11.20.12, Florham Park, NJ.
  • “Anticipating the legal implications of business data: what are they and why is it important to our clients,” Institute for Independent Business (IIB) – NJ Regional Group, 10.9.12, West Orange, NJ.
  • “Privacy and Sharing in a Big Data World,” CAMP-NJ Power Hour, 5.3.12, Metuchen, NJ.
  • “Privilege & Confidentiality in Litigation,” Lowenstein Sandler University CLE, 11.21.11, Roseland, NJ.
  • “The Multi-layered Consequences of Criminal Convictions,” Lead NJ Criminal Justice Seminar, 6.7.11, Trenton, NJ.
  • “Opportunities for Government Service,” South Asian Bar Association of NJ, 11.8.10, Roseland, NJ.
  • “SEC Decrees New Reality for Would-be Wrongdoers,” Regulatory Compliance Association CCO University Outreach Series, 2.24.10, NY, NY.


  • Disclosure of Cyber Attacks to the Public and Regulators: Changing Standards?,” Paridigm Magazine, April 2017. READ ARTICLE
  • “As VC money pulls back, enterprise blockchain may be taking off – solutions for the IoT data problem?”,” Primerus XPRESS eNewsletter, January 2017. CLICK HERE
  • “Drone Roundtable”, Law Practice Today, 
  • “Cybersecurity Risks for . . . Real Estate Professionals? You better believe it,” Mandelbaum Salsburg Newsletter, Fall 2014.
  • “CASL Could Have Big Effect on U.S. Marketers,” Multichannel Merchant, 9.22.14.
  • “If You Send Any Electronic Messages to Canada, Be Mindful Of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation,” Mandelbaum Salsburg Newsletter, Summer 2014.
  • “Schools and Digital Education Technologies,” New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, June 2012.
  • “I Always Feel Like Somebody’s Watching Me – Warrantless Searches of Computer Hard Drives by the Government,” New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, February 2013.
  • “A Primer on Business Associate Agreements for the Sharing of Protected Health Information,” New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, December 2012.
  • “The Importance of Leadership and Differentiation in Attorney Marketing,” New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, April 2012.
  • “Ask the Expert: The Potential Impact of US v Jones,” Identity Theft 911, 12.9.11.
  • “The Impact of Privacy on FDIC Resolution Plans,” Law360, 11.17.11

Open Web Application Security Project Advisory Board Member
InfraGard Member
International Association of Privacy
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
American Bar Association
New Jersey State Bar Association
Rutgers Center for Corporate Law & Governance, Member, Alumni Steering Committee


Rutgers University School of Law, J.D., 2003

Student Law Clerk to the Honorable Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr., U.S.D.J., 2000

Law Clerk to the Honorable Barbara Byrd Wecker, J.A.D., 2003-2004.

Hamilton College, B.A., 1996.