Paul Hastings Builds on London Strength with Leading Privacy & Cybersecurity Partner

May 02, 2018

London – Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that privacy and cybersecurity partner Sarah Pearce will be joining the London office next week. She joins from Cooley where she was a partner in the Technology Transactions Group.

“Our clients are facing an increasingly complex data and regulatory framework, and Sarah’s addition is an example of our commitment to provide clients with access to the best talent and business advice,” said Seth Zachary, chair of Paul Hastings. “Her extensive experience in GDPR compliance makes her an invaluable addition to our leading Privacy and Cybersecurity practice, which is helping clients tackle these complex issues around the globe,” he added.

“I am excited to join a top-tier practice with global reach,” Pearce said. “The integration of veteran consulting expertise together with legal counsel within Paul Hastings’ Privacy and Cybersecurity Solutions practice is unique in the legal market and was a particular draw for me in making the decision to join Paul Hastings, as is the opportunity to work with the Firm’s preeminent Fintech practice,” she added.

Pearce advises on all aspects of data privacy and data security compliance, helping clients across a broad range of industry sectors identify, analyse and manage associated risks. Her practice encompasses a range of commercial, e-commerce and information governance issues, including those arising in the context of corporate transactions, particularly those involving IP/IT and data-rich companies, and Fintech.

Paul Hastings is a leading firm in privacy, cybersecurity and Fintech, with a unique, cross-disciplinary global team of legal experts and consultants that helps companies fashion business-sensitive compliance solutions and offers experienced counsel and both former in-house and regulatory perspectives in responding to incidents or investigations.

The Financial Times has recognized Paul Hastings with the “Innovation in the Business of Law—New Models Award” for “taking data analytics to a new level.” The firm is also recognized as a leading firm for Privacy and Security practice in Legal 500 U.S. The firm’s recent research on GDPR compliance and costs in the UK and U.S. (see here) has been widely cited in publications including the Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The Times.

Paul Hastings recently announced 25 per cent revenue growth in the London office, following a very successful year that saw the firm take the leading role in key transactions including the restructuring of The Cooperative Bank and the €3.5 billion acquisition by NJJ Telecom Europe of a majority of eir, the Irish telecommunications and broadband business.

At Paul Hastings, our purpose is clear — to help our clients and people navigate new paths to growth. With a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S., Paul Hastings is recognized as one of the world’s most innovative global law firms.

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