BOSTON (September 8, 2016) - McDermott Will & Emery announced today that distinguished cybersecurity and privacy lawyer, Mark E. Schreiber, has joined the firm as a partner in the Boston office and the newest leader of the firm’s Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice. Mr. Schreiber will help lead McDermott’s initiative to bring best-in-class legal counsel to clients with a focus on cybersecurity, data breach response, and global privacy coordination.
Mr. Schreiber will play a central role in the firm’s expanded capabilities for multi-national entities facing cross-border data protection, Privacy Shield and related issues, strategic decisions, and investigations. He will become a key component in delivering the comprehensive legal counsel and creative solutions that McDermott’s highly ranked Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice provides to clients across all industries. Mr. Schreiber joins a team with over 25 preeminent lawyers across the firm’s global platform who regularly advise clients on the statutory, regulatory and enforcement regimes that govern the use of data around the world, including in the US, the EU, and Asia.
McDermott’s Global Privacy and Cybersecurity team in the United States includes, among others, leading health information privacy and security lawyer, Daniel Gottlieb, in the Chicago office. Mr. Gottlieb and team advise health care clients on HIPAA and other federal and state privacy, security and breach notification laws. On the West Coast, noted cybersecurity litigator Michael Morgan recently joined McDermott’s Los Angeles office. Mr. Morgan represents clients in class actions and other matters involving cybersecurity and privacy and has particular experience in advising clients on large data breaches, including those involving more than 50 million records.
McDermott’s Global Privacy and Cybersecurity team also maintains a strong international presence spearheaded by Paul Melot de Beauregard in the Munich office. Mr. de Beauregard has significant experience addressing data privacy in the workplace, including the negotiation and implementation of approval processes, data privacy policies and relevant inter-company agreements.
“Privacy and cybersecurity issues are of the utmost importance to our clients, and we are delighted to welcome Mark as an authority in the data protection arena,” said Raymond Jacobsen, global head of McDermott’s Regulatory Practice. “Mark’s regulatory experience will complement our existing Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice by adding to the depth and breadth of the services we provide when addressing the complex privacy challenges faced by companies across the various global industries we serve.”
Mr. Schreiber focuses his practice on cybersecurity, privacy, and other regulatory compliance matters. He has led numerous multi-national and cross-border matters, including those involving data breaches, and has advised senior management, boards, and special board committees on a variety of investigations, including data breach prevention and response.
“Mark will be a great asset to our clients as they continue to look to McDermott for practical guidance and strategies in preventing and responding to cyberattacks and data breaches,” said Tony Bongiorno, partner-in-charge in Boston. “Mark’s arrival continues our growth momentum and expansion of the client services offered from the Boston office, and we are thrilled to welcome him to the team.”
Mr. Schreiber has spoken around the world on topics related to data breaches and related defense litigation strategy, overlapping international data protection compliance, and other privacy topics. He helped found and was Chair for over a decade of the Privacy and Data Protection Group of the World Law Group, an international affiliation of 54 large law firms in some 65 countries, and received the “2012 World Law Group Practice/Industry Group Leader of the Year Award” in recognition of his privacy and data protection work. In addition, Mr. Schreiber helped found and was Co-Chair of the Boston Bar Association's Privacy Law Committee.
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Schreiber was chief trial lawyer for the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination from 1975-1979. He received his BA from the University of Michigan and his JD from Harvard Law School.
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