CPW is proud to welcome six new senior hires to Squire Patton Boggs’ Data Privacy, Cybersecurity & Digital Assets team.  These valued additions to our ranks join us in four offices across Europe and the US as the firm continues to bolster our global capabilities in the ever-expanding world of data protection, privacy, and cybersecurity.

Jonathan Jones, Squire Patton Boggs’ European managing partner, commented that “[w]e are committed to building the premiere global privacy team and the arrival of our new colleagues is a measure of our ambition for the future of our practice.”  “As the regulatory environment becomes more complex and rigorous, data protection has become a key priority for clients. In addition to regulatory issues, we have seen an uptick in demand for due diligence and advisory services due to a significant increase in M&A activity,” added Alan Friel, chair of the firm’s Data Privacy, Cybersecurity & Digital Assets Practice. “Our new lawyers are welcome additions to our expanding team, bringing a wealth of experience that is important for the continued development of our practice and the services we provide to clients.”

Squire Patton Boggs is recognized among 25 Elite firms by Global Data Review in its 2022 edition of the GDR 100. With a team of more than 60 partners and associates in its Data Privacy, Cybersecurity & Digital Assets Practice, the firm advises clients on a diverse range of local, regional and international issues in both developed and emerging markets, operating under various data protection, privacy and cybersecurity regimes.

Meet the Team

David Naylor specializes in working with technology, media, communications and intellectual property-focused businesses and investors. He has significant experience serving as outside general counsel to US and European companies on international business expansion and cross-border transactions and projects. He acted as outside counsel to one of the world’s first smartphone manufacturers on its rollout in Europe, and he also served as Tesla’s outside counsel in the company’s formative years, leading the negotiations on its ground-breaking deal with Lotus for the joint development and manufacture of Tesla’s first electric vehicle. He is recognized as a leading lawyer in technology transactions and data privacy and cybersecurity matters.

Malcolm Dowden has more than 25 years’ experience as a commercial lawyer with a focus on technology, data protection, privacy and electronic communications in the UK. He has particular expertise in UK GDPR compliance and contract remediation projects, as well as extensive international experience acting for clients operating in the US, Southeast Asia, the GCC region and Africa. Mr. Dowden has advised and trained government bodies in a number of jurisdictions through FCO Prosperity Fund programs, as well as advising UK government departments on significant infrastructure projects.

Bartolomé Martín has more than 15 years’ experience advising clients in Spain on all aspects of data protection, from the design and implementation of GDPR compliance projects through to the design of cross-border data protection systems. He also has wide experience in the negotiation and conception of technological agreements, including outsourcing, distribution agreements and all types of commercial law and intellectual property matters, such as trademarks, copyrights, software licensing agreements, e-commerce consulting and entertainment law.

George Wheeler-Carmichael specializes in UK technology-related commercial matters, data protection and information governance. He was at Agilisys for nine years and prior to that, he was a partner at Nabarro and DLA Piper.

David Oberly focuses his practice on biometric privacy, data privacy and security/data protection matters. He is the founder and chair of the Cincinnati Bar Association’s Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Practice Group, as well as a vice chair of the American Bar Association’s Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Committee.

Christian Brundell combines his career in private practice with time spent as in-house legal counsel in the private equity space at Endless LLP to bring a blend of regulatory and commercial experience, with wide-ranging expertise in data protection, privacy and electronic communications law. Christian is dual-licensed to practice both as a solicitor in England and Wales and as an attorney in the US, with a focus on working with clients operating in the transatlantic data corridor.

If you are interested in getting to know more about our new team members, take a look at the firm’s official announcement which can be found here.  These new hires are in addition to the promotion of CPW’s Kristin Bryan and Kyle Fath to partner earlier this year in a reflection of the firm’s commitment to growing its in-demand data and data protection litigation practices.