E-Commerce Global Data Protection Officer Rejoins Firm

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Squire Patton Boggs is pleased to announce that Katherine A. “Katy” Spicer has rejoined the firm in its Washington DC office as a partner in the global Litigation Practice, focusing on consumer protection litigation, enforcement, and cybersecurity incident response investigations.

Ms. Spicer recently served as Global Data Protection Officer and Associate General Counsel to a global, multibillion-dollar e-commerce wellness company where she oversaw the company’s litigation and expanded her practice to include commercial transactions, advertising and marketing compliance and regulatory enforcement advice.

“We are thrilled to have Katy rejoin Squire Patton Boggs, as she has a remarkable ability to leverage her leadership and team building talents to solve clients’ complex legal matters,” said John Burlingame, global co-chair of the Squire Patton Boggs Litigation Practice. “Katy’s recent experience will add to her already strong ability to provide effective solutions to the firm’s global client base, particularly with matters related to consumer protection litigation, enforcement, and cybersecurity incident response investigations.”

Prior to joining Squire Patton Boggs in 2016 as a litigation associate, Ms. Spicer served in the US Marine Corps for 14 years as an officer. Her military leadership experience included leading US Marines across three combat tours, deploying twice to Iraq and once to Afghanistan, and later as a Marine commander. Ms. Spicer is currently a lieutenant colonel in the Marine Reserves where she recently led over 500 Marines and sailors located across three states.

Commenting on her return, Ms. Spicer said, “I am grateful for my in-house experience and learning from an incredible general counsel. And, I am honored to rejoin Squire Patton Boggs and its talented team across the globe. I look forward to serving our clients to help them build, improve, and defend their privacy and advertising initiatives with proactive advice and, when necessary, litigation and regulatory enforcement defense, particularly companies in the direct selling industry where they face regulatory pressure at every turn.”

Ms. Spicer earned her JD from Michigan State University College of Law, where she graduated cum laude, and a BS from Florida State University.

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