WASHINGTON (July 7, 2015) – Holland & Knight announced today that Norma M. Krayem has joined the firm as a senior policy advisor and the co-chair of its Data Privacy and Security practice. She was previously with Squire Patton Boggs, where she was a principal and the co-chair of the Global Data Protection and Cybersecurity Industry Group.
Ms. Krayem focuses her practice on the impacts of cyber risks on critical infrastructure, working extensively with key sectors including banking and financial services, energy, defense, communications, transportation, retail and other industries as well as universities. She also provides strategic advice on key policy and regulatory issues in a range of areas, including homeland security, transportation, defense, international trade and environmental, and on appropriations issues for all aspects of critical infrastructure.
Ms. Krayem has had a distinguished career over the last 20 years in Washington, D.C., holding executive positions in the U.S. Departments of State, Commerce and Transportation that focused on key national and international issues. She has worked closely with state and local governments as well as Fortune 500 companies to navigate the intricacies of policy and regulatory issues at the White House, Congress and the executive branch. She has also worked closely on the passage of major homeland security, transportation and trade legislation, including the creation of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, among others.
“Norma’s extensive knowledge of cybersecurity, transportation and other critical national and international issues in the policy-making arena and her more than two decades of experience working in and with local, state and federal government will be a tremendous asset to our firm,” said Rich Gold, the leader of Holland & Knight’s Public Policy & Regulation practice group. “Data protection and cybersecurity is a top concern of our clients in every industry sector, and she is uniquely qualified to advise them on the policies and regulations in this area and help them mitigate the risks.”
Mr. Gold noted that the firm sought out Ms. Krayem as part of the continuing expansion of its data privacy and cybersecurity team in light of ever-increasing client needs in this area.
“Holland & Knight has one of the top-tier data privacy and security practices in the country, integrating critical skills ranging from data breach response and preparedness and class action litigation and defense to strategic advice and counsel on national and international privacy laws,” said Ms. Krayem. “The firm also has an award-winning transportation practice and national infrastructure needs are front and center. Integrating these two platforms from a broader security perspective is critical to helping public and private sector entities navigate regulatory and compliance hurdles on a daily basis.”
Ms. Krayem received an M.P.A. degree in state and local policy analysis from George Washington University and a B.A. degree from the University of Connecticut.
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