Jones Day names Lisa M. Ropple Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection Practice Co-Leader

The global law firm Jones Day announces that Lisa M. Ropple, a partner in Boston, has been appointed co-leader of its worldwide Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection Practice.

Ms. Ropple joins Dan McLoon, based in Los Angeles, in setting strategy, deploying resources to best support client needs, and upholding the Firm's high client-service standards for the Practice, which includes more than 80 lawyers in Jones Day offices across five continents.

A leading data breach lawyer with more than 30 years of broad business litigation and government investigations experience, Ms. Ropple has extensive experience advising public and private companies across industries on all aspects of cyber incident and data breach response and helping them mitigate repercussions. She is skilled in helping companies navigate high-profile data breaches and complex, cross-border cyberattacks, and was among the first lawyers in the country to represent companies suffering highly publicized "mega" breaches.

"I am grateful for the opportunity to lead, along with Dan, this exceptional global team," said Ms. Ropple. "Cybersecurity, data protection, and privacy risks are escalating, as technologies advance and new laws rapidly proliferate, with resulting potentially high stakes exposure for companies around the world. Our global team of focused cybersecurity, data protection, and privacy experts have the experience, skills, and devotion to client service that enable us to help our clients effectively across the full multi-disciplinary practice spectrum – including transactions, compliance, incident preparedness and response, government investigations, and litigation. We proactively advise our clients to help them stay current and prepared in this dynamic, evolving area, and we are able to mobilize quickly, across the globe, to provide experienced, strategic, pragmatic advice when a cybersecurity incident unfortunately strikes. Our approach has earned Jones Day recognition as "one of the premier global law firms for cybersecurity matters." (BTI Consulting Group, 2017). We are committed to continuing to deliver high quality legal advice and exceptional client service as we continue to assist our clients in this important area."

Prior to joining Jones Day, Ms. Ropple was in private practice at an Am Law 25 firm for more than two decades, and then served as Associate General Counsel at a Fortune 125 public company, where she was the global head of litigation and government investigations and directed the company's response to significant cybersecurity incidents. She has been recognized by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, and Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, and is a regular speaker and writer on cybersecurity matters.

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 42 offices across five continents. The Firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.