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.
Fenwick & West announced James Koenig will be joining the firm to enhance its privacy and cybersecurity practice. Koenig will co-chair the practice with Tyler Newby, CIPP/US, and create a team of lawyers, former privacy and cybersecurity officers, and cross-discipline professionals to expand the range of services it offers. “Privacy, cybersecurity and the use and management of data are mission critical elements of doing business,” Fenwick Chair Richard Dickson said. “Jim is a tremendous addition to the practice and allows us to provide a cross-disciplinary, integrated approach to privacy and data management that combines business understanding, legal and regulatory advice with implementation design and support, something few other firms can do.”
Elena Lovoy, CIPP/C, CIPP/US, has joined McGlinchey Stafford out of its Birmingham office and the Consumer Financial Services Compliance practice group as Of Counsel. Lovoy focuses on banking and financial services, compliance, data privacy and cybersecurity, while advising financial service companies, retailers and other organizations on complying with state privacy and data protection requirements. Lovoy previously worked at McGlinchey’s New Orleans’ office from 1994 to 1999. “Elena’s experience with the issues our consumer financial services clients face enhances our existing strengths in representing consumer financial services providers. Elena’s background in cybersecurity and data privacy will also be valuable to the financial services providers we work with, as this is one of their top concerns,” Consumer Financial Services Compliance practice group Chair Mark Edelman said.
Renee Gregory has joined Willkie, Farr & Gallagher as counsel in the firm’s Communications & Media Department, as well as becoming a member of their cybersecurity and privacy practice. Gregory was an advisor to former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler and had most recently been the senior policy advisor to the chief technology officer in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Gregory has also served as an advisor to the National Telecommunications & Information Administration.
Mark Keddie has been named Dentsu Aegis Network’s first ever global data protection officer. Keddie has spent his 20-year career specializing in data privacy and protection and had served as chief privacy officer for the British Telecom Group since 2012. “Our vision is for all planning and activation to ultimately be people-based and underpinned by anonymized real people data, so data protection and privacy by design is at the core of our business,” Amplifi Global President John Murray said. “Mark is an industry leader in data protection, and we are thrilled to welcome him to Dentsu Aegis Network to help us set the pace for our industry on data protection.”
Samir Jain has joined Jones Day’s cybersecurity and securities litigation practices out of its Washington, D.C., branch. Jain was the former White House senior director for cybersecurity policy at the National Security Council, where he oversaw threat and incident response, cyber operations, international engagement and law enforcement access to information. Jones Day’s head of Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection practice said Jain’s “experience and credentials related to his work with the White House and Justice Department are truly impressive. Lawyers with his experience are rare. He will be a great addition to our growing, global cybersecurity practice.”
Elizabeth Litten and Mark McCreary, CIPP/US, have been named chairs of Fox Rothschild’s Privacy and Data Security practice. McCreary focuses on compliance with privacy laws and regulations and responding to data breaches. Litten is a leading health care attorney in New Jersey, serving as national and regional counsel to hospital systems, health care facilities, technology companies and various other health care–related organizations.
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