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Colton Driver

Associate

Meridian
1320 Main Street
17th Floor
Columbia, SC 29201
colton.driver@nelsonmullins.com

Colton Driver focuses his practice on electronic discovery issues with the Encompass e-discovery team, as well as data privacy implementation and compliance with the Firm’s Security and Data Privacy Industry Group. He holds his CIPP/E certification and has helped counsel clients on the contours of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) since its inception,...

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Colton Driver focuses his practice on electronic discovery issues with the Encompass e-discovery team, as well as data privacy implementation and compliance with the Firm’s Security and Data Privacy Industry Group. He holds his CIPP/E certification and has helped counsel clients on the contours of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) since its inception, to include working with client Data Protection personnel in order to help develop and implement effective data collection, processing, and transfer strategies for US-based litigation. He also routinely assists companies work toward compliance with data privacy laws such as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

to include working with client Data Protection personnel in order to help develop and implement effective data collection, processing, and transfer strategies for US-based litigation. He also routinely assists companies work toward compliance with data privacy laws such as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

Colton Driver focuses his practice on electronic discovery issues with the Encompass e-discovery team, as well as data privacy implementation and compliance with the Firm’s Security and Data Privacy Industry Group. He holds his CIPP/E certification and has helped counsel clients on the contours of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) since its inception,... to include working with client Data Protection personnel in order to help develop and implement effective data collection, processing, and transfer strategies for US-based litigation. He also routinely assists companies work toward compliance with data privacy laws such as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

Experience

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Previous Professional Experience

  • Associate attorney, Columbia, S.C. law firm (2016-2017)
  • Law clerk at a Columbia, S.C. law firm where he focused on employment, healthcare, and general litigation (June 2015-May 2016)
  • Summer associate for the Firm (2014, 2015)
  • Field Sales Representative in S.C. territories, Techtronics Industries (2012-2013)

Internships

  • Internship with South Carolina Semester Program at USC for South Carolina State Senate (2011)
  • Legal Research Assistant and intern at a Hendersonville, N.C. law firm (2007-2010)

Educational Activities

  • Academic Success Tutor for Civil Procedure (January 2016-May 2016)
  • Assisted Professors Joel Samuels and Colin Miller revise the SC Bar manual South Carolina Civil Procedure (July 2015-May 2016)

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, JD, summa cum laude (2016)
    • Awarded the Dean’s Medallion (Valedictorian)
      • Order of the Coif
      • Order of the Wig and Robe, Chief Justice
      • Order of the Wig and Robe, Associate Justice
      • Technology Editor, South Carolina Law Review
      • CALI Awards
        • Torts
        • Legal Research
        • Constitutional Law
        • Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing II
        • Civil Procedure
        • Business Corporations
        • Legislative Process
        • Transnational Law
        • Law, Society, & Justice
        • Legal Writing for the Courts
        • Individual Employment Law
        • Food and Drug Law
  • University of South Carolina, Honors College, BA, Political Science, summa cum laude, with honors (2011)

Admissions

  • South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina

Practice Areas

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  • Cy Young Award Winner
  • Coleman Karesh Award Winner
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