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December 15, 2017

Law360 Recognizes Partner Phyllis Sumner as a 2017 Cybersecurity & Privacy MVP

NEW YORK, Dec. 15, 2017 — Law360 has named Atlanta-based King & Spalding partner Phyllis Sumner a 2017 Cybersecurity & Privacy MVP for the second consecutive year. Sumner earned this recognition for heading the team “steering credit reporting agency Equifax through the legal matters stemming from a massive data breach that has led to numerous class action lawsuits, congressional hearings and regulatory probes,” according to the publication. Click here to read Law 360’s full profile (subscription required).

The Law360 MVPs list recognizes lawyers “who have distinguished themselves from their peers over the past year through high-stakes litigation, record-breaking deals and complex global matters.”

Sumner is a litigation partner and King & Spalding’s Chief Privacy Officer, and leads the firm’s 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.

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