Here's a list of the movers and the shakers in the privacy profession within the last month or so. Have a move or a shake of your own you'd like mentioned? Email email@example.com.
BakerHostetler announced Janine Anthony Bowen, CIPP/US, John Hutchins and Chistopher Wiech, CIPP/US, have joined the firm's Atlanta office as partners and lead of the technology and innovations practice. Previously, the trio of technology-focused lawyers led LeClairRyan's technology and innovations practice. Joann Gallagher Jones, managing partner of BakerHostetler’s Atlanta office, said, “Technology is omnipresent for businesses of all sizes, and Janine, John and Chris provide the transactional and litigation experience that our clients will find invaluable.” She added, “Their cross-disciplinary practice brings additional depth to the extensive IP capabilities in our Atlanta office.” Christopher Wiech, CIPP/US, said, “Janine, Chris and I work with clients on sophisticated transactions, data protection and complex litigation, and we needed to join a firm that had equally broad and deep bench strength in those areas and related practices.”
Perkins Coie announced Dominique Shelton, CIPP/US, joined the firm’s Privacy & Data Security practice as partner in the Los Angeles office. Shelton will also co-chair a new group at the firm focused on the intersection of advertising technology and privacy. Shelton has more than 25 years of experience, which includes defending, counseling and representing companies on privacy, global data security compliance, data breaches and investigations. Previously, Shelton was partner in Alston & Bird’s Technology & Privacy team. Katie O’Sullivan, chair of Perkins Coie’s Litigation practice, said, “Dominique’s addition strengthens our already deep Privacy & Security bench — and given her excellent reputation, we believe she will be a great help to clients nationally and in Los Angeles as they navigate data compliance issues.”
Leigh Feldman, CIPP/US, CIPM, FIP
Promontory Financial Group, an IBM company, announced Leigh Feldman will head the firm's U.S. privacy practice within the global privacy and data protection team, based in the New York office. Previously, Feldman was head of privacy and information compliance and the chief global privacy office at Citi. Promontory Managing Director Simon McDougall said, “I’m delighted that Leigh – who has held C-suite privacy roles at financial services firms – is joining Promontory to lead our U.S. privacy team as we continue to expand our global practice,” adding, “Leigh’s experience will prove invaluable to our clients as major changes in the privacy landscape unfold."
The States of Guernsey announced former U.K. Information Commissioner Richard Thomas will chair the new Guernsey data protection authority. Thomas will work on a shadow basis until his formal appointment in May and is expected to report between 10 and 15 days per year. President of the Committee for Home Affairs Deputy Mary Lowe said, “I am delighted that someone of Richard's unquestionable expertise has agreed to chair the new data protection authority. His appointment is a real coup for the island, as few can match his experience in this field.” Lowe added, “Our work to develop the new law and regulatory framework in time for the GDPR taking effect in May will help ensure Guernsey continues to provide the highest level of protection for personal data.”
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