Press Release
May 4, 2021

Leading Data Privacy Lawyer Hilary Lane Joins Holland & Knight in Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. (May 4, 2021) – Data privacy attorney Hilary Lane has joined Holland & Knight's Tampa office as a partner. Ms. Lane was formerly the chief privacy officer for NBCUniversal. She is a member of Holland & Knight's national Data Strategy, Security & Privacy Team.

"Hilary has deep experience helping businesses navigate the privacy and cybersecurity landscape as it evolves internationally," said Mark Melodia, leader of Holland & Knight's Data Strategy, Security & Privacy Team. "Our team is handling an unprecedented amount of work and, with Hilary's help, we will have a greater ability to provide top-level legal services to the media, financial, healthcare, telecommunications, and other sectors for which data privacy and security have become critical concerns."

"The boards and the C-suites of our corporate clients should be especially pleased to meet Hilary, given her practical in-house experience and familiarity with some of the most stringent data privacy laws, particularly as more commerce is conducted online," said Brad Kimbro, executive partner of Holland & Knight's Tampa office.

Ms. Lane, a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), has extensive experience helping businesses navigate the privacy and cybersecurity landscape nationally and around the globe. As chief privacy officer for NBCUniversal, she built, implemented and led its global privacy program across diverse operating units and drove strategy throughout the organization. Building on that experience, Ms. Lane takes a strategic and practical approach, working closely with clients to design and implement global data privacy and security programs tailored to their business. Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Lane was a partner at Quarles & Brady.

"I'm very excited to be a part of Holland & Knight's exceptional privacy team and put my experience to work for the firm's clients," said Ms. Lane. "Data privacy and consumer rights laws are emerging throughout the world, making the challenge of compliance seem like a moving target. I enjoy helping clients not only meet this challenge, but also build a more transparent, accountable and resilient organization."

Ms. Lane earned a J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center, an M.S. degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a B.A. degree from the State University of New York at Albany.

About the Data Strategy, Security & Privacy Team: Holland & Knight's Data Strategy, Security & Privacy Team offers the full range of solutions companies need to operate in today's data-driven marketplace. The team has the broad set of litigation, legislative, legal, compliance, crisis management and technical experience required to develop holistic, tailored solutions for clients. The firm offers true one-shop capabilities with its full-service practice that addresses even the most complex cybersecurity and privacy issues.

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