The Los Angeles Business Journal has named Alan Friel, chair of Squire Patton Boggs’ Data Privacy, Cybersecurity and Digital Assets Practice, and Marc Kenny, deputy practice group leader for the firm’s Corporate Practice in Los Angeles to its “Top 100 Lawyers” list, which recognizes the ongoing efforts and achievements of leading Attorneys and firms within the Los Angeles business community.
As chair of the firm’s Global Data Privacy Practice, Alan leads a global team of professionals who keep the firm’s clients ahead of the curve with cutting-edge transactional, regulatory, policy, cybersecurity and contentious capabilities in dynamically evolving data and digital markets. Squire Patton Boggs’ Global Data Privacy, Cybersecurity and Digital Assets Practice is ranked “Elite” top 20 by data law and regulation magazine Global Data Review among the world’s leading data firms, specializing in complex, high-value domestic and international transactions involving the internet, digital technologies, and data assets. Through Alan’s leadership, the firm has expanded its capabilities and grown its profile for data and technology services, including the addition of multiple hires across the US, EMEA, and most recently in the Asia Pacific region, in order to assist clients managing evolving data, digital and cyber risks and rewards in an era of changing technologies and regulations.
As deputy practice group leader for Squire Patton Boggs’ Global Corporate Practice in Los Angeles, Marc helps lead one of the world’s largest corporate law firms, providing comprehensive legal services spanning all aspects of complex local, cross-border, and multi-jurisdictional corporate transactions and matters. Squire Patton Boggs is one of the world’s strongest integrated law firms, with more than 1,500 lawyers in over 40 offices across four continents. The Global Corporate Practice – which completed transactions for clients exceeding US$49 billion in value in 2022 – supports and delivers strategic business objectives to a diverse range of clients, spanning from Fortune 100 and FTSE 100 companies to startups, financial institutions, private equity firms, management teams, family offices, high net worth individuals, and local governments.
The Los Angeles Business Journal honored recipients of the Top 100 Lawyers of Los Angeles for 2023 at its 2nd annual Top 100 Lawyers Awards Reception and Dinner, which was held on May 18 at the Biltmore Los Angeles.