Privacy NewsJanuary 1, 2008
ComputerWorld Poll Puts Hunton & Williams at the Top
For the second year in a row, Hunton & Williams LLP has been named the top firm for privacy by Computerworld. The poll, by columnist Jay Cline, CIPP, surveyed 400 corporate privacy leaders in North America and Europe. In an accompanying article, "The Best Privacy Advisors in 2007," Lisa Sotto, head of the Hunton & Williams Privacy and Information Management practice, was voted "privacy guru" and the top choice for U.S.-based issues. Christopher Kuner, who heads the firm's privacy practice in Europe, was voted the "go-to person for EU privacy." In total, six members of the Hunton & Williams team were among the top 25 privacy advisors. Besides Lisa Sotto and Chris Kuner, Martin Abrams, Fred Cate, Maureen Cooney, CIPP/G, and Bridget Treacy made the list.
"We are delighted that our clients are so pleased with our work. We have a world class practice at the firm. Our privacy lawyers have a wealth of experience. To be named top privacy advisors for the second year is very rewarding," said Sotto.
The criteria used to rank firms included a firm's "expertise, practical advice, global framework, timely and thorough work, connections in the field, and professionalism," according to a Hunton & Williams news release.