Aus firm appoints new cyberlaw head

By Emma Ryan|07 May 2018

An Australian law firm has revealed it has hired a cyberlaw specialist to head its new practice dedicated to this field.

Sladen Legal has appointed Helaine Leggat as head of its new cyberlaw practice.

Ms Leggat brings a wealth of experience to her new role, having advised governments and blue-chip corporates on the intersection of information technology, global business and cyberspace, according to a statement from Sladen Legal.

Her areas of expertise include cyberlaw, cybersecurity, surveillance, information governance, information security, data protection, privacy and information technology law, the firm added.

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In addition, Ms Leggat holds several esteemed certifications in cybersecurity, privacy and information security, such as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP); Certified Information Systems Security Manager (CSIM); Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP); Certified Information Privacy Professional, IT (CIPP/IT).

“No other lawyer in Australia comes close to matching Helaine’s credentials and expertise,” Sladen Legal CEO Andrew Barnes said.

“Helaine is a recognised global expert in information technology law, not a commercial lawyer who does M&A work and outsourcing contracts for technology companies.”

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