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Privacy and Data Protection Team Exclusively Pens U.S. Chapter of Legal 500 Guide

Articles / June 5, 2019

The firm's Privacy and Data Protection team was recently invited to serve as the exclusive author of the United States chapter of The Legal 500’s inaugural Data Protection & Cyber Security 1st Edition Country Comparative Guide. The guide provides a pragmatic overview of laws and regulations in 20 countries that are related to privacy, personally identifiable information, service providers and individual rights, as well as an in-depth perspective on future trends, to Legal 500’s global audience of in-house legal teams. Only 20 firms across the globe – each one already a top-ranked Legal 500 Award winner – were contributors.

“Experience and a record of achievement speak volumes in our practice area,” said Privacy and Data Protection Team Leader Ted Kobus, of Legal 500’s invitation. He noted that the growing team has successfully managed thousands of data breach responses, hundreds of GDPR compliance projects and now CCPA compliance projects. The team’s respected status also stems from providing valuable products to our clients so that they can independently address issues, such as the EU GDPR Data Breach Notification Resource Map. This map is a crucial tool for those companies that must comply with the General Data Protection Regulation’s 72-hour data breach notification requirements, or prepare for an incident affecting EU data subjects. The team also created the nationwide Breach Notification Law Interactive Map, which provides a detailed summary of data breach notification laws in every state. And, finally, the annual Data Security Incident Response Report leverages the metrics and insights drawn from hundreds of potential incidents every year to help entities identify and prioritize the measures necessary to address their digital risk posture.

Providing the legal framework that governs privacy, data security and more in the United States for the guide required the expertise of a number of team members. They included Partners Melinda McLellan, Alan Friel, Laura Jehl, Eric Packel, James Sherer and Eulonda Skyles; Counsel Jaime Petenko; and Associates Carolina Alonso, Taylor Bloom, Arielle Brown, Kyle Fath, Emily Fedeles, Sara Goldstein, Courtney Litchfield, Stephanie Malaska, Nichole Sterling and Timothy Stienstraw.

The Data Protection & Cyber Security Country Comparative Guide is among 23 guides that Legal 500 will publish this year, including those that cover practice areas such as mergers and acquisitions, arbitration, merger control, litigation, insurance, intellectual property and more. The guides are available on the websites of Legal 500 and one of its online publications, In-House Lawyer, which has more than 750,000 unique users a year and is read primarily by in-house legal teams. The guide is also accessible from Legal 500’s relevant "Data Protection and Cyber Security" ranking pages across 120 countries. In total, the website has more than 4.5 million unique users a year.

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