Mayer Brown announced that Washington DC counsel Kendall Burman has been named to The National Law Journal’s (NLJ) list of “Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazers,” which recognizes 50 people who have “helped make a difference in the fight against criminal cyber activity and towards adding much needed layers of data security in an increasingly digital world of commerce.” The NLJ noted that the winners show “a deep passion and perseverance in pursuit of their mission, having achieved remarkable successes along the way.”
The NLJ highlighted Ms. Burman’s experience in cybersecurity and privacy. Prior to joining Mayer Brown, she served as Chief Staff Counsel in President Obama’s 2008 campaign, Special Assistant to the President and Associate White House Counsel and, most recently, Deputy General Counsel in the US Department of Commerce. She now works in the private sector helping companies understand how to use the Privacy Shield as an option. “With data being such a valuable asset, it’s critical to have a process to get access to that data, and companies and individuals need to know how to protect it,” Ms. Burman told the publication.