The Los Angeles Times has named Carmen Cole, partner in Squire Patton Boggs’ Labor & Employment Practice Group, and Alan Friel, chair of the firm’s Data Privacy, Cybersecurity and Digital Assets Practice, as “2023 Visionaries.” Honored for their professional accomplishments in the legal industry, Ms. Cole and Mr. Friel are featured in the L.A. Times B2B Publishing’s Business of Law: Updates, Trends & Visionaries Magazine, which showcases influential law firm attorneys in Los Angeles and their achievements.
As a partner in Squire’s Labor & Employment Practice Group, Ms. Cole is a skilled litigator who handles high profile discrimination, harassment, and whistleblower litigation on behalf of Fortune 50 clients nationwide. She works with employers in a range of industries, including entertainment, education, healthcare, retail, and hospitality, to navigate complex employment law including compliance with wage and hour laws, employee mobility, reductions in force, recruitment and hiring, employee classification, leave laws, and termination. Additionally, Ms. Cole’s prior experience as a human resources professional places her in a unique position to understand her clients’ issues from a legal and business perspective.
As chair of the firm’s Global Data Privacy Practice, Mr. Friel 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 Mr. Friel’s leadership, the firm has expanded its capabilities and grown its profile for data and technology services. He was recently ranked Band 1 by Chambers USA for Nationwide Privacy & Data Security.
The Business of Law: Updates, Trends & Visionaries Magazine can be found linked here.