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Cinthia Granados Motley

Cinthia Granados Motley



  • Business & Commercial
  • Discovery Management & E-Discovery
  • Discovery Management & E-Discovery
  • Business & Commercial

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Illinois, U.S.A.

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Cinthia Granados Motley is the Director of Dykema’s Global Data Privacy and Information Security practice group and leads Dykema's Business Litigation Practice Group. She has an active national and international practice assisting clients implement effective information security practices, address current and emerging regulatory compliance issues, including cross-border data transfer and information governance, as well as litigation readiness and regulatory inquiry matters. She routinely acts as incident response counsel to national and multi-national entities, as well as privacy litigation counsel. In her litigation practice, Cinthia handles consumer and privacy litigation, international contract disputes, directors and officers liability, ERISA, e-discovery and  professional liability matters. She routinely counsels clients in complex commercial disputes both domestically and abroad. 

Cinthia has a natural ability to connect with clients and quickly identify their needs. She uses this strength to develop and maintain strong, effective communications with them throughout all legal matters, from incident response through the litigation cycle. She is also known for her presence in the courtroom, which showcases her natural ability to communicate and connect with others. This natural leadership has earned Cinthia the respect of clients and colleagues, as well as judges and adversaries.

A compelling litigator, Cinthia has represented clients in appellate matters before the Seventh, Eighth and Ninth Circuits and before the United States Supreme Court. She has handled litigation matters in across the country, including Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Iowa, California, South Carolina and Florida, as well as before the American Arbitration Association.

Bar Admissions



DePaul University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2003 Loyola University Chicago, B.A., 1991
Areas of Practice

Business & Commercial | Business & Commercial | Cannabis Law | Discovery Management & E-Discovery | Discovery Management & E-Discovery | ERISA Litigation | International Business Disputes | Litigation | Privacy and Data Security | Privacy, Data Security & E-Commerce


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