Privacy Advisor

Hunton & Williams Grows London Office with New Hire

December 1, 2006

London data protection, outsourcing and IT lawyer Bridget Treacy is joining Hunton & Williams LLP as Partner in both its Global Technology and Outsourcing and Privacy and Information Management practice groups.

Treacy, who will be based out of the firm's London office, will play a leading role in the expansion of the firm's global sourcing and data protection practice areas, especially with UK-based enterprises and financial institutions.

"We are delighted to welcome Bridget to Hunton & Williams," said Randall Parks, who co-chairs the Global Technology and Outsourcing practice group. "Her quality of work and scope of practice are a great fit for us in both outsourcing and data protection. Bridget's arrival is a 'double-barreled blast' of talent and experience in practice areas that sit at the intersection of our clients' efforts to globalize their service delivery and information management activities. Our mission is to become the global 'go to' firm for board level sourcing and information issues, and Bridget will help us accomplish that mission more quickly than almost anyone we could have imagined."

"Bridget has a wealth of experience in managing privacy and data security risks for organizations," said Lisa Sotto, who heads the firm's Privacy and Information Management practice. "She has worked extensively in all aspects of data protection compliance, such as cross-border transfers of personal data, and will be instrumental in expanding our data protection and privacy practice in the UK and Europe."

Treacy joins Hunton & Williams from Barlow Lyde & Gilbert, London, where she was a founding partner of that firm's commercial and technology practice. She also led its data protection and privacy team. She is a frequent author and speaker in the data protection, IT and e-commerce community.

Hunton & Williams' Global Technology and Sourcing Group consists of more than 30 professionals focused on large-scale, sourcing and technology transactions, with extensive experience in matters relating to intangible infrastructure. The group works closely with the firm's Privacy and Data Management Practice as well as its Center for Information Policy Leadership (www.informationpolicycenter.com) to offer clients integrated solutions to complex issues presented by cross-border technology and sourcing transactions. The Privacy and Data Management team has wide-ranging experience handling privacy and data protection issues worldwide.