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April 19, 2018

Phyllis Sumner Named to Cybersecurity Docket’s 2018 Incident Response 30

WASHINGTON, April 19, 2018 — Cybersecurity Docket has named Phyllis Sumner to its 2018 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, and chose winners based on nominations, research and input from numerous senior lawyers in the field. Sumner was honored at a ceremony yesterday in Washington, D.C., and was also named to the list in 2016, its inaugural year.

Sumner, a litigation partner, is King & Spalding’s Chief Privacy Officer and leads its Data Security and Privacy 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. In addition, she represents clients in complex litigation involving the False Claims Act, RICO, the Fair Credit Reporting Act and fraud. Law360 has named her a Privacy MVP and a Healthcare MVP, and the Daily Report named her a Distinguished Leader in 2017.

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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