Squire Patton Boggs has further expanded in one of the legal industry’s fastest growing practice areas with the addition of two partners, Robin Campbell and Elliot Golding, to its Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice. They join the firm in Washington DC from Crowell & Moring.
Ms. Campbell will serve as co-chair of the firm’s Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice, having formerly served as co-chair of Crowell & Moring’s Privacy & Cybersecurity Group. Named one of the National Law Journal’s 2016 Trailblazers for Cybersecurity and Data Privacy, she is a recognized leader in global compliance strategies regarding privacy, data protection, international data transfers and cybersecurity. Ms. Campbell has advised and defended clients against enforcement actions brought by state attorneys general and federal regulators stemming from security incidents under state and HIPAA breach notification laws. She also focuses on providing practical solutions for implementing privacy and security best practices, with a particular emphasis in the automotive industry including connected cars and autonomous vehicles, but also the Internet of Things space generally. Ms. Campbell previously worked in Geneva, Switzerland, as a special consultant to Hewlett Packard Europe, when the EU Data Protection Directive was in its early stages of implementation.
Mr. Golding has provided business-oriented privacy and cybersecurity advice to a wide range of clients, with a particular focus on companies handling healthcare and other personal data. He has partnered with clients to proactively manage risk by developing and implementing information governance programs, preparing and testing data breach response plans, and negotiating complex data agreements. He has also managed dozens of breach response matters for companies through all aspects of investigation, notification, remediation and engagement with regulators.
“Our Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice has expanded steadily and organically over the past five years as the area has increasingly become a concern keeping our clients” general counsel up at night,”; said Squire Patton Boggs chair and global CEO Mark Ruehlmann. “With the EU General Data Privacy Regulation taking effect next year, federal and state regulator enforcement activity and growing data breach litigation in the US, we needed to ensure that our practice remains well positioned to handle increasing client needs. These two appointments will help ensure that we continue meeting those needs.”
The team’s appointment to the firm follows the appointment in November of Monika Kuschewsky, a European data protection expert from Covington & Burling, as a partner in Brussels. Ms. Campbell and Mr. Golding will work closely with the firm’s Healthcare and Life Sciences Industry Group, given their extensive experience handling data privacy issues in this sector.