Valerie B. Barnhart Attorney Profile | Kelley Kronenberg

Valerie B. Barnhart

Partner, Fort Lauderdale /

Valerie Barnhart is a Partner in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office, focusing her practice on Business Transactions, Data Privacy and Security matters, and General Liability Defense.

Valerie advises clients in all aspects of business and risk management, such as data privacy and security, including compliance with data protection and privacy laws, contractual matters, corporate governance, purchase or sale of assets, non-compete agreements, formation of business entities, subcontractor agreements, customer contracts, shareholder agreements, and operating agreements. Valerie also handles First Party Insurance Defense and General Liability Defense, including Property and Casualty claims, Premises Liability, Negligent Security, Product Liability, and Automobile Negligence.

Valerie is an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University and devotes substantial time assisting students who are preparing for the Florida Bar Examination, and serves as an elected representative on the Florida Bar Board of Governors Young Lawyers Division.

Valerie Barnhart serves as General Counsel to Infiltration Labs, focusing on business compliance and data privacy and security matters. Valerie is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) accredited by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

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  • Cybersecurity In An Insecure World, Digital Marketing in a Mobile World Symposium, February 2017
  • Cybersecurity Issues in the Medical Marijuana Industry, Broward County Bar Association Medical Marijuana Legalization Summit, February 2017
  • Cyber Law, 2017 Tamarac Business to Business Expo, February 2017
  • Best Practices on Cyber Risk Management in the Insurance Industry, 2017 Windstorm Insurance Conference, January 2017
  • Cybersecurity & Data Privacy: The Dangers Facing You & Your Business, July 2016
  • Best Practices on Cyber Risk Assessment, Management and Remediation, February 2016
  • Locking the Cybersafe: Cybersecurity Obligations in the Law Office, 2015 Broward County Bar Association Bench and Bar Convention, October 2015
  • Contract Law for Business Owners, August 2014
  • Beyond the Breach and How to Protect it All: Data Protection and Cybersecurity…..Don’t be the next target!, April 2015
  • CIPP/US – Certified Information Privacy Professional
  • CIPM – Certified Information Privacy Manager
  • Alumnus of the Year, Nova Southeastern University Student Life Achievement Awards, 2016
  • Broward County Bar Association 2016 Committee Chair Award
  • 2016 Rising Star, Business Litigation, Florida Super Lawyers Magazine, 2016
  • Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Most Productive Board Member, 2015
  • 40 Under 40 Rising Star, Daily Business Review, 2014
  • Rising Star, Leaders in Law, 2014
  • Leadership Broward, Women Leading Broward (2017 Class)
  • InfraGard South Florida Members Alliance
  • Miami Electronic Crimes Task Force (MECTF)
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Go Riverwalk
  • The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
  • American Bar Association, Science & Technology Law Committee
  • Board of Directors, Broward County Bar Association
  • Broward County Bar Association Bench and Bar Committee
  • Chair, Broward County Bar Association Technology Committee (2015)
  • Elected representative, 17th Circuit, Florida Bar Board of Governors Young Lawyers Division
  • Mentor, Florida Bar Board of Governors Young Lawyers Division Student Division Mentoring Program (2013-present)
  • Chair, Florida Bar Board of Governors Young Lawyers Division, Continuing Legal Education Committee (2013-2015)
  • Chair, Florida Bar Board of Governors Young Lawyers Division, Women’s Affairs Committee (2015)
  • Liaison to Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, Florida Bar Board of Governors Young Lawyers Division (2013-present)
  • Adjunct Professor, Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, Florida Bar Auxiliary Program
  • The Florida Bar Animal Committee (2014-2016)
  • The Florida Bar Committee on Technology (2016-2017)
  • The Florida Bar Business Law Section
  • Information Systems Security Association
  • Broward County Christian Lawyers Association
  • March of Dimes Broward County Signature Chefs Gala & Auction 2015 Planning Committee
  • Starlight Children’s Foundation™ Florida
  • Chair of Starlight’s Starstruck Society and Committee member for “Fashion Scene Miami” (2013)

Contact Information

Practice Areas


  • Florida
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • United States Supreme Court


  • Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, J.D., summa cum laude, 2010
  • Nova Southeastern University, B.S., 2006