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National Law Journal Recognizes Dani Vanderzanden as a CyberSecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazer

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BOSTON – December 17, 2015 – Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to announce that Danielle Vanderzanden has been named a CyberSecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazer by the National Law Journal. Vanderzanden was honored as a Trailblazer during an inaugural event held at the Sheraton Times Square in New York City.  

Vanderzanden is co-chair of the firm’s extensive, cross-disciplinary, and multi-national Data Privacy practice group. She is designated a Certified Information Privacy Professional by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. For over 20 years, she has focused on the importance of information security and data privacy in trade secret, restrictive covenant, unfair competition and privacy litigation. For more than a decade, she has advised clients on cybersecurity and privacy matters, including applicable state, federal, and multi-national privacy and information security requirements, written information security policies, and all aspects of data breach remediation, response, and notification. Vanderzanden has counseled dozens of clients through the process of complying with a myriad of state-specific data breach notification requirements and in a variety of multi-national data breach scenarios. She routinely helps clients navigate the choppy waters churned by the challenges of social networking sites, the Internet of Things, and related technological developments. Vanderzanden has many years of experience defending clients against privacy-related claims, and she regularly helps clients develop policies, practices, protocols, training programs, audits, and remedial measures to diminish the risks associated with information security breaches.

She speaks regularly on topics ranging from information privacy, data security, and trade secret law before organizations such as American Corporate Counsel, American Intellectual Property Law Association, and ING3NIOUS. 

In addition to her role as co-chair of Ogletree Deakins’ Data Privacy practice group, Vanderzanden is a co-chair of the Professional Development Committee of the Ogletree Deakins Women’s Initiative, and she formulates and implements initiatives to support the development and advancement of women attorneys at the firm. Vanderzanden earned her J.D. from Boston College Law School in 1993.

About Ogletree Deakins

Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has 750 attorneys located in 48 offices across the United States, in Europe, and in Mexico. Ogletree Deakins has been named a Law Firm of the Year five consecutive years by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” In 2016, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Employment Law – Management category. As a firm tradition and cornerstone of Ogletree Deakins’ core values, premier client service is a top priority and is outlined in the firm’s Client Pledge. In addition to handling labor and employment law matters, the firm has thriving practices focused on business immigration, employee benefits, and workplace safety and health law. Ogletree Deakins represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies. www.ogletreedeakins.com

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