Press Release
July 26, 2021

Holland & Knight Adds Rachel Marmor to Data Strategy, Security & Privacy Team

BOSTON (July 26, 2021) – Rachel Marmor has joined Holland & Knight as a partner in the firm's Boston office. Ms. Marmor counsels clients on a range of legal issues related to data strategy, privacy compliance, transaction risk and emerging technologies. She previously was a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine.

Before joining her former firm, Ms. Marmor was a vice president at Barclays, serving as the chief legal adviser to the company on issues related to data creation, usage, retention, sharing and deletion. She was a leader in enterprise data governance initiatives and partnered with technology, compliance and risk stakeholders to assist the company in achieving desired technology outcomes while reducing regulatory risk.

Ms. Marmor helps clients operationalize evolving federal, state and self-regulatory privacy requirements, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA), Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). She also counsels financial institutions and fintechs on compliance and contractual issues involving sharing of data among bank, data aggregators and fintech platforms against a background of requirements in the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Open Banking Principles.

"In an area of the law with rapidly changing norms and rules, and a lot of judgment calls that do not come out of a book, Rachel's practical, operations-oriented experience from inside a big corporation will be highly valued by our clients," said Mark Melodia, the head of the firm's Data Strategy, Security & Privacy Team. "This unique background gives her the ability to create pragmatic business solutions allowing the companies she advises to maximize the value of their information assets amid ever-changing global legal requirements."

"I chose Holland & Knight because of the firm's strong commitment to growing its cyber practice and the resources it has put in place to further this goal," said Ms. Marmor. "I was particularly attracted to the firm because of its focus on financial services. I believe my in-house experience at a major financial institution will be beneficial to Holland & Knight's clients in the financial services industry as they confront an ever-growing list of privacy and security challenges. I also look forward to helping the firm expand its technology, privacy and cybersecurity capabilities in Boston, a critical market for the practice."

Ms. Marmor received a J.D. degree from Columbia Law School and a B.A. degree from Tufts University. She is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and New York.

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