Khizar Sheikh
Tel: 973-736-4600 x225 Fax: 973-736-4670 Email: [email protected]
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Khizar Sheikh is a Partner and the chairperson of the Privacy, Cybersecurity & Information Management Group. Khizar provides counsel to his clients in the areas of cybersecurity, fraud, eDiscovery, and corporate governance. He also serves as outside litigation and general counsel. He has a particular focus on technology and healthcare organizations, and the privacy, data security, and confidentiality obligations that these organizations are facing today.

Khizar has been selected as a fellow of Lead NJ and Leadership Morris, published articles and given lectures in the areas of privacy, cybersecurity, records retention, confidentiality, leadership, and civics education, and taught at Seton Hall Law School as an adjunct professor. Khizar has been appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to the District XA Ethics Committee.

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized as a Rising Star in the 2008-2013 editions of New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine.
  • Fellow, Leadership Morris, Class of 2013.
  • Recipient, Aletha R. Wright Volunteer Leadership Award, 2012.
  • Fellow, Leadership New Jersey, Class of 2010.

Press Mentions

  • “Our choices for town hall,” The Citizen, 10.24.12.
  • “Providers and businesses begin addressing health care elephant in the room,” Business Edge, 8/12 (data security implications of the ACA on healthcare companies).
  • “LNJ welcomes new president at annual awards dinner,” NJBIZ, 12.16.11 (receiving A. Wright Volunteer Leadership Award).

Speaking Engagements

  • “Finding Your Niche in a Large World of Lawyers,” NJSBA, 9.21.13, New Brunswick, NJ.
  • “Medical Records,” Lorman Education Services, 6.4.13, Philadelphia, PA.
  • “Mastering Data Breach, ID Theft & Privacy Laws,” NJICLE, 3.7.13, New Brunswick, NJ.
  • “Assessing Organizational Privacy & Security Risks”, MCCC Technology Committee,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.


Areas of Practice
Commercial and Corporate Litigation
Intellectual Property
Privacy Practice Group (Chair)
• Hamilton College, B.A. (Biochemistry), 1996.
• 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.
Professional Association Memberships
• International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).
• Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).
• American Bar Association (ABA).
• New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA).
Published Works
• “Medical Records,” Lorman Education Services, June 4, 2013.
• "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.
• "Spotlight on Parviz Ansari, Dean, Rowan University," Lead NJ Newsletter Summer 2012, July 2012.
• "The Importance of Leadership and Differentiation in Attorney Marketing," New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, April 2012.
• "Spotlight on Mark M. Murphy, President, Leadership New Jersey," Leadership New Jersey Newsletter, March 2012.
• "Ask the Expert: The Potential Impact of U.S. v. Jones," Identity Theft 911, December 9, 2011
• "The Impact Of Privacy On FDIC Resolution Plans," Law360, November 17, 2011.
• "'Padilla v. Kentucky' and the Hidden Costs of Criminal Conviction," New York Law Journal, August 2, 2011.
• "The Hidden Costs of a Criminal Conviction," The New Jersey Law Journal, May 31, 2011.
• "Spotlight on The Honorable Jae Y. Kim," APALA/NJ Newsletter, May 1, 2011.
• "Spotlight on The Honorable Sue Pai Yang, J.W.C.," APALA/NJ Newsletter, December 31, 2010.
• "SEC Prohibits Staff Attorneys from Seeking Privilege Waivers During Investigations," New Jersey Law Journal, February 9, 2009.
• "The Investigation and Prosecution of Business Organizations," Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, October 1, 2008.
• "Employers and Homeland Security: The United States’ Strategy for Combating Terrorism and its Direct Impact on Employers," New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, October 1, 2007.
• "Court Re-evaluates Meaning of Non-cooperation," New Jersey Law Journal, September 25, 2007.
• "The Price of Silence," The Deal, March 30, 2006.
• "Q&A: B/D Registration for Finder," Compliance Reporter, December 13, 2004.