Goodwin provides privateness attorneys to construct ‘world vacation spot’ follow

  • Goodwin provides Omer Tene of IAPP in Boston
  • Lore Leitner, two associates be part of from Wilson Sonsini in London

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(Reuters) – Goodwin Procter is constant to increase its privateness and knowledge safety group, turning to the International Association of Privacy Professionals and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati for 2 new companion recruits introduced on Monday.

Omer Tene, a widely known lawyer in privateness circles, joins Goodwin’s Boston workplace from the IAPP, the place he was vice chairman and chief information officer. Lore Leitner, previously of counsel at Wilson Sonsini, heads to Goodwin in London together with two associates from her earlier agency.

Law companies are aggressively recruiting privateness and cybersecurity attorneys amid a quickly altering regulatory and authorized setting, rising cyberattacks and rising methods for companies to make use of knowledge.

Boston-founded Goodwin referred to as Tene, Leitner and the associates “game-changing hires,” noting that 12 knowledge privateness attorneys have joined Goodwin up to now this 12 months.

One of these earlier hires to the 1,600-lawyer agency was Boris Segalis, who moved with a group of associates from Cooley in February.

Adding the most recent recruits “is a huge stepping stone on our path towards building a premier global destination privacy practice,” New York-based Segalis mentioned in an announcement.

He touted Leitner’s experience on knowledge safety points in Europe that have an effect on tech, life sciences and rising firms, in addition to Tene’s “rare combination” of abilities and community of policymakers and regulators.

Before he joined the Portsmouth, New Hampshire-based privateness professionals membership affiliation in 2013, Tene, a former Big Law affiliate, served because the managing director of Tene & Associates and was an affiliate professor. Leitner beforehand practiced at Latham & Watkins earlier than becoming a member of Wilson Sonsini in 2018.

Wilson Sonsini did not instantly reply to a request for touch upon the group’s departure.

Tene will proceed to work as a analysis fellow at IAPP, in line with the group.

Caitlin Fennessy is taking up Tene’s seat as chief information officer, the group introduced on Monday. She most not too long ago served because the group’s analysis director.

“Omer’s remarkable career at the IAPP has paved the way for Caitlin to successfully take on this role as a leader in advancing the knowledge and skills of the privacy profession,” J. Trevor Hughes, president and CEO of the IAPP, mentioned in an announcement.

Goodwin additionally introduced 4 different companion hires on Monday.

James Crolle joins the agency’s actual property trade follow in Washington, D.C., from the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. David Wagner heads to Goodwin’s non-public funding funds follow in New York from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.

Hong Kong-based attorneys Phil Culhane and Elyn Xing additionally be part of the non-public funding funds group at Goodwin, Culhane from boutique fund formation agency Culhane & Associates, and Xing from Debevoise & Plimpton.

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