CohnReznick Forms Privacy Advisory Group

New York-based CohnReznick (FY19 net revenue of $653 million) has expanded its cybersecurity and privacy practice by establishing a privacy advisory group.

Judy Selby and Alison Bird have joined the firm as managing directors and will co-lead the group, working with the national leader of the cybersecurity and privacy practice, Shahryar Shaghaghi.

Selby and Bird have significant experience providing strategic advice to companies on privacy-related matters, the firm says. Each brings a deep understanding of privacy law and governance best practices to CohnReznick. They are both based in the New York office.

“Companies across virtually every industry are now impacted by rigorous privacy regulations and laws including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and upcoming changes to Gramm Leach Bliley (GLB),” says Shaghaghi. “With the addition of Judy and Alison’s expertise to our growing cybersecurity and privacy advisory practice, we are well situated to assist our clients in the development of their privacy programs while addressing their compliance needs.”

Selby says the group’s goal is to provide businesses with “privacy on demand” advisory services.

Bird adds, “Our growing capability to help companies in a wide range of industries protect their data assets, proactively address regulatory mandates, and create robust privacy policies and procedures is another way we can help them achieve competitive advantage.”

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