Dan McLoon, leader of Jones Day’s Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection Practice, has been named to the California Daily Journal's list of "Top Cyber/Artificial Intelligence Lawyers" for his work advising credit reporting agencies, utility companies, and health care entities on complex and high-profile cybersecurity, privacy, and data protection matters. Of particular note was his role in leading a team that convinced the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to dismiss FCRA claims against longtime client Experian, saving the client from potential damages of upwards of $10 million. This accolade is also a reflection of his work as global practice leader, a role in which he says he gets to "lead a team of exceptional lawyers all over the world… It's a great source of personal pride to me that we've been able to help our clients navigate these issues and mitigate the risk to those individuals affected.
"Hot on the heels of John Vogt's listing in the National Law Journal's 2017 Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazers for his significant victories in data breach class action defense, he has also been featured on the California Daily Journal's list of leading cybersecurity and AI lawyers. His role defending Experian from a slew of class actions following a major data breach—in which hackers obtained the personal information of 16 million consumers who had signed up with T-Mobile USA Inc. (which used Experian to conduct credit checks)—was instrumental in earning him this recognition. As he points out, however, this work was "a complete team effort…No one lawyer can possibly handle advising companies on data security and breach response and litigation."
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