As a partner at Taft, Mehmet focuses his practice on information privacy and security, technology, and financial services regulation. Mehmet is known for his expertise in crafting contracts for internet-based services, which encompasses the drafting and negotiation of software and data licenses, Software-as-a-Service agreements, terms of use, privacy policies, and various technology agreements. He provides valuable guidance on large and complex technology agreements, servicing, and payment matters for his clients.

Mehmet is a trusted advisor in the realm of emerging technology, offering insights into issues related to AI, automation, smart cities, electric vehicles, and charging infrastructure. He is equally adept at advising clients on privacy concerns, laws, and regulations at the state, federal, and international levels. His extensive knowledge covers a wide spectrum, encompassing acts such as the FTC Act, GLBA, CAN-SPAM, FCRA, FACTA, HIPAA, HITECH, CCPA (and related state privacy laws), GDPR, and international data transfers and compliance. Furthermore, Mehmet’s comprehensive experience in international privacy laws extends his counsel to encompass privacy regulations in the Asia-Pacific, Canada, South America, and Europe. He has a broad track record in the development and maintenance of enterprise-wide privacy and compliance programs and excels in advising on issues concerning cross-border data flows and the impact of emerging technologies on privacy and data protection compliance.

Mehmet is a valuable resource for clients seeking legal guidance in information security matters, including incident response, data breach notification, and interactions with law enforcement or other government agencies requesting information.

In regard to financial services regulation, Mehmet’s expertise covers a broad spectrum, encompassing banking, payments, cryptocurrency (including Bitcoin and other blockchain-related technologies), licensing, student lending, electronic money, card association regulations, and similar areas.

Mehmet is an accomplished speaker and regularly conducts presentations on technology, and information privacy and security issues. He has actively contributed to the field, having served as the co-chair of the IAPP KnowledgeNet in Columbus, Ohio, and as a member of the IAPP Publication Advisory Board. His dedication and knowledge in the field have earned him recognition in The Best Lawyers in America for his work in Privacy and Data Security law.


  • Honoree, Best Lawyers®, Privacy and Data Security Law, Columbus (2020-present)


  • Ohio Wesleyan University (2003)

    B.A., Economics and Political Science, cum laude

  • Capital University Law School (2008)

    J.D., magna cum laude
    Executive Research Editor, Capital University Law Review


  • State - Ohio

Professional Affiliations

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals


  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US)