Greenberg Traurig Adds Powerhouse Cybersecurity Lawyer Paul Ferrillo…

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Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP strategically grows its Cybersecurity, Privacy & Crisis Management Practice with the addition of Paul Ferrillo in its New York office. Ferrillo joins from Weil, Gotshal & Manges.

“Daily threats to information and data systems make cybersecurity preparedness critical to the viability of businesses today,” said Richard A. Rosenbaum, Executive Chairman of Greenberg Traurig. “Paul provides valuable counsel, advising companies in this ever-evolving area and his addition is a value-add for Greenberg Traurig clients across the firm who are focused on these issues.”

Ferrillo focuses his practice on cybersecurity corporate governance issues, complex securities and business litigation, and internal investigations. He also represents public companies and their directors and officers in shareholder class and derivative actions and internal investigations. Ferrillo represents clients across a wide range of industries, including retail, apparel, financial services, energy, oil and gas, and real estate.

“The addition of Paul speaks to Greenberg Traurig’s ability to forecast client needs and recruit lawyers in the areas important to their businesses,” the firm’s New York Co-Managing Shareholders Nancy A. Mitchell and Stephen L. Rabinowitz said in a joint statement. “Cybersecurity touches every individual, and clients will benefit from Paul’s experience in this area of increasing importance.”

“It was important for me to join a firm with the global platform Greenberg Traurig offers,” Ferrillo said. “The ability to draw upon a network of 2,000 lawyers in 38 locations throughout the world was attractive to me and will greatly benefit my clients. I look forward to working alongside the many talented attorneys at Greenberg Traurig and building upon the already stellar Cybersecurity Practice.”

Ferrillo is a frequent writer, contributor, and commentator on topics including corporate governance, securities, and accounting fraud issues for the New York Law Journal, D&O Diary, the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, and other national publications. He is the author of Navigating the Cybersecurity Storm: A Guide for Directors and Authors (Advisen 2015) and Co-Author of Take Back Control of Your Cybersecurity Now: Game Changing Concepts on AI and Cyber Governance Solutions for Executives (Advisen 2017). He received his J.D. and B.S. from St. John’s University.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Cybersecurity Practice

Greenberg Traurig’s Cybersecurity, Privacy & Crisis Management Practice is comprised of a multidisciplinary group of attorneys and professionals located throughout the world. The team is dedicated to developing strategies to address privacy, data security, and information management issues including privacy audits, policies and procedures, compliance with data security laws and industry standards, employee privacy, record retention/electronic discovery, cross-border data transfer, data breach readiness and response and litigation and dispute resolution, as well as the defense of data privacy, security breach, and TCPA class action suits.

About Greenberg Traurig

Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and is among the Top 20 on the 2017 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.

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