They have it next: Five new faces to know when it comes to privacy and cybersecurity

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Welcome to our ninth installment of “They’ve Got Next,” our series highlighting the work of rising bar stars in various areas of practice. Since we launched the series in September 2020, we have highlighted the work of young lawyers in the areas of labor and employment, intellectual property, bankruptcy, tax, environmental law, appeals, health and life sciences, and banking and finance.

Today, Jake Holland and Andrea Vittorio shine a light on five young lawyers to know in the world of privacy and cybersecurity.

The lawyers we highlight – Kristin Hadgis of Morgan Lewis, Whitney Lee of Morrison Foerster, Eli Wade-Scott of Edelson, Veronica Glick of Mayer Brown and Elliot Golding of Squire Patton Boggs – are tackling some of the privacy and privacy concerns. most important cybersecurity issues of the day.

From left to right: Elliot Golding of Squire Patton Boggs; Whitney Lee of Morrison & Foerster; Eli Wade-Scott of Edelson; Veronica Glick of Mayer Brown; Kristin Hadgis of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

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For example, Eli Wade-Scott, a Chicago-based partner of Edelson, is the lead attorney for the firm representing the District of Columbia in a 2018 lawsuit against Facebook over a data privacy scandal involving the political consulting firm. Cambridge Analytica. The lawsuit alleges that the company’s social media monitoring processes for third-party apps violate consumer screening law.

“Are they a platform that really serves the user? Wade-Scott asked. “Or are they essentially the world’s largest data mining operation that focuses on profits rather than people? “

And the briefing from Philadelphia-based Morgan Lewis partner Kristin Hadgis helped push for the dismissal of a proposed class action lawsuit against food service provider Fortune 500 Aramark, after he was accused of violating the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Law. The complaint alleged that one of its stores printed more than the authorized number of digits of credit card numbers.

In Washington, DC, Whitney Lee, a partner at Morrison & Foerster, applies her legal knowledge to CYREIN, a pro bono counseling and education service for victims of cyberstalking, which she founded the same year she graduated from. graduating from Columbia Law School. The goal? To cope with a slight increase in spyware and home surveillance used by stalkers and domestic abusers. Since then, the organization has helped around 120 victims of cyberstalking and cyberstalking, most of whom were women or people of color, Lee said.

Learn more about these young privacy and cybersecurity stars in the “They’ve Got It: Five New Faces to Know in Privacy and Cybersecurity” stories below. Just click on the names of the lawyers. Then come back in November for our final installment of the year featuring some new faces to know in antitrust.


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