Alston & Bird has announced the expansion of its Privacy & Data Security Practice in Los Angeles with partner, Michael Zweiback. Zweiback, a former federal prosecutor, has rejoined the firm as partner in its Privacy & Data Security Practice and Government & Internal Investigations Group, bringing not only extensive experience in cybersecurity, but also an exceptional background in white collar criminal defense and government enforcement litigation. He arrives from Arent Fox LLP, where he was a partner and co-leader of its Cybersecurity and Data Protection Group.
Zweiback has more than 20 years of experience as an attorney in both the private and public sector. In his most recent position, he advised U.S. companies on a broad range of cybersecurity and privacy matters – from data security and breach obligations to EU-US safe harbor issues, and from data aggregation and web crawling to cloud computing data security. A former Assistant U.S. Attorney in California, Zweiback served as principal advisor to the U.S. Attorney General’s Advisory Committee on Cyber Crime. He was also chief of the Cyber & Intellectual Property Crimes Section, the largest cyber prosecution unit in the United States.
The addition of Zweiback represents the latest expansion of Alston & Bird’s Privacy & Data Security Practice. In September 2015, the firm added a new partner and two additional privacy and security attorneys in our Brussels office. The new partner was Jan Dhont, who was previously a partner and head of the Privacy and Data Protection Practice at Brussels-based Koan Lorenz. He is joined by Counsel Jon Filipek and Associate Delphine Charlot. Earlier in 2015, the firm added senior counsel Peter Swire, former White House privacy official and member of President Obama’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology, which was formed in the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations regarding surveillance activities by the U.S. National Security Agency.
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