Stephen Anway and Kristin Bryan Named Law360 2022 MVPs for International Arbitration and Cybersecurity and Privacy

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Law360 has named Squire Patton Boggs partners Stephen Anway and Kristin Bryan among its 2022 MVPs, attorneys who have distinguished themselves from their peers by securing hard-earned successes in high-stakes litigation, complex global matters and record-breaking deals.

Global co-chair of the firm’s International Dispute Resolution Practice, Stephen Anway was recognised as an MVP in the International Arbitration category for his work on cutting-edge cases.  Only five lawyers in the world were selected for this honour.  This is the second time that Mr. Anway has received this award, having been named as one of three MVPs in the International Arbitration category in 2017.  Mr. Anway has represented the winning party in many of the largest international arbitrations in the world over the past 20 years and has represented clients in some 125 international commercial and investment treaty arbitrations. He also is an Adjunct Professor of Law on international arbitration.

Promoted to partner at the beginning of this year, Kristin Bryan was one of only five lawyers selected in the Cybersecurity and Privacy category.  This recognition was the result of a string of dismissals Ms. Bryan obtained in high-profile data privacy litigations for Vertafore, Inc. as part of a three-partner leadership team, in addition to her role in other high-stakes privacy and cybersecurity cases in state and federal courts across the United States. One of these dismissals was recently affirmed by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in March 2022, in a decision with precedential weight involving issues of first impression among the federal Courts of Appeal. These cases involved claims that Vertafore violated the federal Driver’s Privacy Protection Act. As reported in Law360 and in other media outlets, this was a significant ruling not only for Vertafore but also defendants named in other data breach and data privacy cases.  Besides her expertise handling high-stakes privacy litigations, Ms. Bryan is also the editor in chief of Consumer Privacy World, Squire Patton Boggs’ award-winning data privacy blog.

Squire Patton Boggs was named “International Arbitration Practice of the Year” by Law360 in 2020. The firm is also recognized as a GAR 30 firm in Global Arbitration Review’s prestigious annual ranking of the top 30 international arbitration practices in the world, with more than 150 specialist lawyers across offices in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.

Recognized among 25 Elite firms by Global Data Review in its 2022 edition of the GDR 100, Squire Patton Boggs has a team of over 60 partners and associates in its Data Privacy, Cybersecurity & Digital Assets Practice.  It advises clients on a diverse range of local, regional and international issues in both developed and emerging markets, operating under various data protection, privacy and cybersecurity regimes.  It was ranked #2 for data litigation, as a result of victories achieved by Ms. Bryan and other litigators.

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