We are pleased to announce our placement of Andrew “Andy” Serwin with DLA Piper. Mr. Serwin joins DLA Piper from Morrison Forrester. There, he had previously co-led the firm’s global privacy and cybersecurity practice.
Mr. Serwin is one of the pre-eminent privacy and security practitioners in the world. Clients describe him as a “rock star lawyer”, “a walking encyclopedia on anything data protection related” and “a tireless worker, holding onto the ever-shifting puzzle pieces of the law in this area in a way that other privacy lawyers cannot” (Chambers USA). For his work in data protection and privacy, Mr. Serwin is an inaugural inductee into the 2017 Legal 500 Hall of Fame, comprised of outstanding U.S. lawyers who have been recommended as Legal 500 “Leading Lawyers” for the last six consecutive years. He was also recently named one of the Daily Journal’s “Top 100 Lawyers in California” for 2016, and a National Law Journal “2015 Cyber Security & Data Privacy Trailblazer,” recognizing the 50 people “who have helped make a difference in the fight against criminal cyber activity.”
Mr. Serwin serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the private sector, federally- funded National Cyber Forensic Training Alliance (NCFTA), an entity that functions as a forum for private industry, academia, and law enforcement, with a core mission to identify, mitigate, and neutralize cybercrime. In addition, he serves as an advisor to the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Asymmetric Warfare and is the CEO and Executive Director of the Lares Institute, a think tank focused on privacy, information superiority, and national security issues.
Mr. Serwin is a noted public speaker and author, and the only law firm lawyer ever to be named to Security Magazine’s prestigious “25 Most Influential Industry Thought Leaders.” He wrote the leading treatise on privacy and security, Information Security and Privacy: A Guide to Federal and State Law and Compliance and Information Security and Privacy: A Guide to International Law and Compliance (West 2006-2016), collectively a 5,500-page, three-volume treatise that examines all aspects of privacy and security laws, published by Thomson-West.