Lea McBryde

atp5d vr

Lea McBryde

Attorney at Law


Lea McBryde is an Associate in our Charlotte office, where she focuses her practice on data privacy and cybersecurity matters.

Prior to joining HBS, Lea interned for the Honorable Terrence W. Boyle with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. She was also the head of fundraising for the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi in 2019 and an advancement officer for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

Lea earned her Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina and her Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature and Political Science from Davidson College.



State Courts:

  • North Carolina, 2023


  • J.D., University of North Carolina, 2023
  • B.A., English Language and Literature, Davidson College, 2015
  • B.A., Political Science, Davidson College, 2015


In the Press

Forecasting 2024 Global Privacy Legislative Developments

Global legislative developments in the privacy sphere were abundant in 2023. Privacy professionals from around the world predict that legislation pertaining to data privacy and cyber security will continue to flourish in 2024, and this post explores those predictions.

California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) Publishes Revised Draft Cybersecurity Audit Regulations in Advance of December Board Meeting

On November 8, 2023, the CPPA published an updated draft of its cybersecurity audit regulations, intended, in part, to facilitate board discussion and public participation during the upcoming CPPA board meeting…

HBS Charlotte Adds Attorneys Lea McBryde & Charles “Jake” Taylor

Hall Booth Smith Charlotte is excited to welcome Attorneys Lea McBryde and Charles “Jake” Taylor to its office