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Law Firm’s Privacy Hire Follows Growing Trend

PRIVACY—U.S.

September 10, 2012

The Washington Post reports on the latest law firm to establish a privacy and data protection group. Chicago-based Jenner & Block recently hired Mary Ellen Callahan, CIPP/US, to lead the group. Callahan joins the firm from her position as chief privacy officer at the Department of Homeland Security. “I’m looking to build a pretty robust practice,” Callahan said. “It’s probably a two- to five-year prospect to have this be to the caliber that I want it.” Jenner & Block’s decision to build a privacy practice follows a growing list of firms that have done the same, “including firms such as Venable, Hogan and Covington & Burling,” the report states. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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