Squire Patton Boggs Ranked “Elite” Global Top 20 in 2024 by Global Data Review

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Lexology’s Global Data Review, the data law and regulation magazine, has ranked Squire Patton Boggs among 20 Elite firms in its 2024 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. This year’s recognition marks the third consecutive year the firm has received this honor.

Squire Patton Boggs’ was again recognized for its global reach and “exceptional coverage” as well as its ability to serve as a single point of contact for all US and international data protection and privacy needs, including the EU, Middle East, and Asia Pacific. GDR highlights that the firm provides “reliable multijurisdictional advice,” and its “international team helps diverse clients collect, store and transfer data and manage their cybersecurity risks.”

The firm’s Data Privacy, Cybersecurity & Digital Assets Practice is comprised of over 80 lawyers in 14 countries. Lead by Alan Friel, the group is known for its cutting-edge transactional, regulatory, policy, cybersecurity and contentious capabilities, counseling clients around the world on business-critical matters. In 2023, the firm continued to expand its practice with senior hires in Singapore and Washington, DC.

“It’s an honor and testament to the team’s deep bench of talent 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. “In an increasingly complex and rapidly evolving data-driven world clients turn to us to help them manage risks associated with AI and other data practices and to leverage and protect their digital assets. This ranking acknowledges the achievements of our very talented global team.”

Squire’s Data Privacy, Cybersecurity & Digital Assets Practice was also recently recognized in the 2024 edition of The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa, with its Belgium team being “recommended” for EU Regulatory – Privacy and Data Protection and its Spanish team also “recommended” for Data Privacy and Data Protection. Additionally, Madrid partner Bartolomé Martín was honored as a “Next Generation Partner.”

Global Data Review is the leading publication analyzing the law and regulation of the use and trade of data around the world.

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