McDermott Recognized for the First Time in Global Data Review’s GDR 100 Global Elite - McDermott Will & Emery

McDermott Recognized for the First Time in Global Data Review’s GDR 100 Global Elite


April 22, 2024 – International law firm McDermott Will & Emery’s global privacy and cybersecurity practice has been recognized for the first time in Global Data Review’s GDR 100 2024, entering the rankings in the Global Elite band. The recognition at this level is a testament to the Firm’s leading reputation among the top 25 data law firms. McDermott is also ranked in the listing of top 10 firms for data protection advisory work.

Global Data Review notes McDermott’s experienced international practice, its ability to work on complex mandates and its track record for advising on groundbreaking matters. One client stated that “[t]he firm’s performance has been outstanding. It provides the best client-oriented and practical legal services of any firm I’ve worked with.”

The team has grown significantly, underscored by the arrival of Elliot Golding and Robin Campbell in Washington, DC, Rosa Barcelo in Brussels, and the more recent additions of Kathryn Linsky in New York and Stephen Reynolds in Chicago. Also recognized are longstanding McDermott team members Michael Morgan and Romain Perray.

The Firm is also recommended for its strength in handling a high volume of healthcare-related defense work. David Saunders, Jennifer Geetter, Ryan Higgins, Ed Zacharias and David Gacioch are noted for their healthcare privacy litigation experience.

McDermott’s global privacy and cybersecurity team provides practical guidance to minimize risk and drive clients’ businesses forward. The team helps clients successfully navigate international and US federal and state privacy and cybersecurity requirements; security incidents and regulator inquiries/investigations; and privacy and cybersecurity assessments. The team is regularly called on by the biggest names in business to provide advice on complex, global compliance and risk management projects, as well as novel privacy/cyber issues.


The GDR 100 identifies and profiles the world’s best data law firms. It is the only global ranking that captures the capabilities, track record and market reputation of the leading firms in the field.

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