Lisa J. Sotto, head of Hunton & Williams LLP’s Privacy and Data Security practice and managing partner of the New York office, was recently re-appointed as Chair of the Department of Homeland Security’s Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee (“DPIAC”). Sotto was first appointed Chair of DPIAC in 2012 for a one-year term. This most recent tenure will expire in April 2014.
“I look forward to continuing to work with DPIAC and the DHS Privacy Office in its important mission. Protecting privacy continues to be a priority, particularly in light of ever-increasing security risks,” said Sotto.
Sotto deploys a team of partners, associates and other privacy and data security professionals reaching across the United States, Europe and Asia to address regulatory, enforcement and litigation risks, as well as threats to companies’ systems, personal data and confidential business information. Last month, the FBI Director’s senior cybersecurity adviser Paul M. Tiao joined Hunton & Williams as a partner in the Privacy and Data Security practice group and is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.
Sotto was recently named to The National Law Journal’s “The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America” list. Under her leadership, Chambers and Partners rated Hunton & Williams in “Band 1” for privacy and data security in its Chambers USA, Chambers Global and Chambers UK guides. Computerworld ranked the firm as #1 globally for privacy and data security in each of its four surveys of more than 4,000 corporate privacy leaders.