Clifton is a member of the Constangy Cyber Team and based in Dallas. Clifton helps clients respond to actual and suspected cybersecurity incidents, including ransomware attacks, business email compromises, spoofed websites, and fraudulent wire transfers. Using his knowledge of the cyber threat and data privacy landscapes, Clifton guides organizations through every stage of an incident – from initial analysis to coordinating crisis communications, internal forensic investigations, liaising with law enforcement, and incident reporting obligations.

Prior to joining the Constangy Cyber Team, Clifton practiced with an Am Law 200 firm advising clients on compliance with the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and other state, federal, and international data security regulations.  He also provided guidance about industry standards and best practices in drafting complex technology contracts, including third-party vendor agreements and SaaS and software licensing agreements.

Professional & Civic Associations


  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association


  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) for United States law (US) through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

News & Analysis

Speaking Engagements & Industry Publications

  • “An Overview for Reviewing Cybersecurity Policies,” Masergy, 2021
  • “The Admissibility of Expert Opinion in Canada Courts,” Law & Business Review of the Americas, 2015
  • “Canada-Cuba Relations,” Law & Business Review of the Americas, 2015


Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law

  • J.D., cum laude, 2016
  • Dean’s List
  • International Law Review Association, International Reporter and Editor
  • Best Case Note Finalist

Texas Tech University

  • B.A., 2013
  • Dean's List
  • Honors College
  • Eta Omicron Nu Honors

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Texas, 2016
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
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