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Internet Law Practice Becomes Mainstream

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

June 18, 2012

The Washington Post reports on the growth in the number of law firms specializing in Internet law. When Venable's Stuart Ingis graduated from law school in 1997, there were few U.S. lawyers practicing in the field. Today, "every firm in the country has or wants to have a privacy practice...What had been a boutique practice with a narrow focus has become one that is very mainstream," Ingis said. Covington & Burling now has 50 lawyers worldwide focused on privacy law in "response to the increasing attention regulators, plaintiffs lawyers, Congress and everyone else is giving privacy these days," said a chairman from the firm. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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