Global Data Review, the data law and regulation magazine, has again ranked Squire Patton Boggs among 25 Elite firms in its 2023 edition of the GDR 100. GDR identifies and profiles the world’s leading 100 law and advisory firms that have data privacy and cybersecurity practices. “Elite” is the highest level awarded by the publication and is reserved for the top 25 firms.
Squire Patton Boggs was recognized for its global reach, with its “exceptional coverage” and its ability to serve as a single point of contact for all US and international data protection and privacy needs. GDR highlights that the firm is “well equipped to advise in major and developing markets alike,” and that its expertise in counselling clients “is sought out by an impressive list of multinationals,” while clients praised the firm for its “quick, pragmatic and business-savvy advice.” Other client feedback included: “[The] team at SPB provides stellar work product, is efficient and is always on the cutting edge of the latest regulations” and “They are very knowledgeable and able to provide feedback and services in an agile manner that is business-friendly.”
In addition to the firm’s Elite ranking, partners Colin Jennings and Kyle Fath were recognised as leading individuals in this field.
The firm’s Data Privacy, Cybersecurity & Digital Assets Practice is comprised of over 80 lawyers in 15 countries. Spearheaded by Alan Friel, the group is recognized for its cutting-edge transactional, regulatory, policy, cybersecurity and contentious capabilities, counseling clients around the world on business-critical matters.
In 2022, the firm continued to expand its practice with senior hires in London, New York, Brussels, Washington DC, Madrid and Milan, including partners David Naylor and Charles-Albert Helleputte, who co-head the firm’s EMEA team.
“We are delighted to be recognized as one of the world’s best data law firms,” commented Alan Friel, chair of the firm’s Data Privacy, Cybersecurity & Digital Assets Practice. “We have built a comprehensive global practice that is equipped to meet the increasingly complex needs of our clients, and this ranking acknowledges the achievements of our very talented team.”
Global Data Review is the leading publication analysing the law and regulation of the use and trade of data around the world.