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April 15, 2020

Cybersecurity Docket Names Robert Hudock and Phyllis Sumner to its Incident Response 30 List

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2020 — Cybersecurity Docket has named King & Spalding partners Robert Hudock and Phyllis Sumner to its 2020 Incident Response 30, the publication’s list of “the 30 best and brightest data breach response lawyers” in the United States. 

Cybersecurity Docket is a publication devoted to cybersecurity, data breach and incident response. The publication chose the winners based on nominations, research and input from numerous senior lawyers in the field.

Hudock counsels clients on preparing for, responding to, and recovering from cyber-based attacks on their networks and information.  He assesses clients’ security controls and practices for the protection of data, developing and implementing information security programs, and complying with federal and state regulatory requirements.

Sumner is King & Spalding’s Chief Privacy Officer and leads its Data Privacy & Security practice. She regularly counsels corporate boards, senior executives and other clients regarding data breach prevention, emergency response, remediation, compliance, regulatory enforcement, internal corporate investigations and other critical privacy and data security concerns. Sumner also represents clients defending against class actions resulting from alleged consumer protection and privacy violations, and data security incidents.  Sumner was also named to the Incident Response 30 list in 2016, 2018 and 2019.

King & Spalding’s Data, Privacy & Security team includes seasoned counselors, crisis managers, and experienced trial and regulatory lawyers who guide our clients through internal investigations, regulatory investigations and enforcement actions, and litigation relating to technology, privacy, and security risks. The team is consistently called upon to handle our clients’ most sensitive privacy and security matters and have worked in a broad range of industries including retail and hospitality, financial services, energy, life sciences, education, manufacturing, and transportation.

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