Foley's Privacy Group Recognized in Latest Computerworld Survey

08 December 2008 Media Contact: Dan Farrell News

Firm Ranked in Top Ten of Best Privacy Advisers in 2008.

Foley today announced that it has been recognized on Computerworld’s third annual list of Best Privacy Advisers in 2008. Foley ranked in the top ten among the 30 national firms listed.

The results of the survey conducted by Computerworld magazine were based on responses from corporate privacy leaders in North America and Europe who were asked to list those “providing the best privacy advice.” When asked why they chose one firm over another, respondents cited the following factors: broad and deep expertise; practical advice; timely and thorough work; accessible staff and “they understand my business.”

“We are thrilled that our Privacy group is being recognized by Computerworld for its exemplary work,” said Andy Serwin, chair of the Privacy, Security & Information Management Practice. “We have assembled an impressive team of experienced attorneys and professionals and this honor is yet another example of our ability to provide specialized services in the growing areas of privacy and information security.”

Overbrook Research, an independent public opinion consulting firm, conducted this year’s survey, sending it to over 2,000 corporate professionals around the world responsible for data protection at their organizations.

“What this survey shows is that there is an increasing demand for privacy advisory services given the increasing litigation and government enforcement actions,” said Serwin. “As companies continue to embrace new technologies, our job in developing corporate privacy agendas to address security and related compliance issues will become more and more important.”

Members of Foley’s Privacy, Security & Information Management Practice have significant experience with counseling clients in the health care, financial services, online and telecommunications industries. The firm draws on a multidisciplinary team to assist clients with developing and implementing policies to address privacy, security and information management risks. Several members have authored definitive treatises on the subject, and we count as a member the former general counsel and chief of staff for the House Judiciary Committee, who helped shape the USA PATRIOT Act, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003, and recent amendments to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

The firm also recently announced the formation of a Privacy Litigation Task Force, a specialized team of attorneys with strong backgrounds in class-actions, government enforcement matters, and electronic discovery that will help clients address the growing amount of privacy-related litigation.

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Foley & Lardner LLP continually evolves to meet the changing legal needs of our clients. Our team-based approach, proprietary client service technology, and practice depth enhance client relationships while seeing clients through their most complex legal challenges. The BTI Consulting Group (Wellesley, Massachusetts) recently recognized Foley as one of the top four law firms shaping the U.S. legal market, while CIO magazine has named Foley to its CIO 100 list six times for our client-focused technology. With more than 1,000 attorneys in 22 offices and more than 50 practices, Foley strives to provide high-caliber business and legal insight.