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Holly B. Benton

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Keri Jackowski
Phone: 919.838.2144


Holly Benton practices data use, privacy and cybersecurity law and assists clients with developing and managing risk-based privacy programs and facilitating global, federal and state compliance. Holly provides clients with guidance related to state breach laws, the GDPR, HIPAA, FERPA and CCPA, including developing and advising on related policies and procedures. 

Holly is certified as an Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) and in Health Care Privacy Compliance (CHPC) and is a sought-after presenter at industry conferences.

Holly joined Smith Anderson’s Data Use, Privacy and Security group from Duke University where she held multiple information privacy roles, including Privacy Officer, and after serving in similar roles at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During her time at Duke, Holly led a new privacy risk initiative to identify and assess information asset risk management gaps and provided assurance on matters related to safeguarding Duke’s sensitive information assets. She played a key role in facilitating compliance with federal, state and global privacy regulations and helped develop and advise on related policies and procedures.


Health Care Compliance Association

  • Certified in Health Care Privacy Compliance (CHPC)

 International Association of Privacy Professionals

  • Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US)
  • Rising Star, Washington Journal of Law & Politics (2002-2003)

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Bar & Court Admissions

  • Washington


  • University of Washington, J.D., 2000
  • Rutgers, graduate studies in Sociology
  • Wellesley College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1990
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