European Law Firm Fieldfisher has hired highly accredited data privacy partner Judy Krieg.
Judy was a partner in the Regulation and Markets Division at Shepherd and Wedderburn from January 2016, after leading the compliance teams at Rolls Royce plc and Willis Group Holdings. Judy's specialist sectors include financial crime, compliance, governance and financial regulation. Judy has dual US and UK qualifications, and is admitted in England and Wales, New York and Colorado (Inactive).
Judy will be assisting Phil Lee in the Privacy, Security and Information law group and working closely with Tony Lewis and the Corporate Crime Group.
Judy attended Northwestern University Law School in Chicago, Illinois and has worked at the Financial Services Authority, Microsoft Limited and Rolls Royce. Judy is a frequent speaker and thought leader in her field and was recently shortlisted for the "Mentor of the Year Award for the Advancement of Women in Compliance" at the Women in Compliance Awards by C5 which specialises in the creation and delivery of business critical conferences.
Judy was one of 100 worldwide featured in "Women in Investigations" in the Global Investigations Review in May 2015 and is a UK Country Chair at the Defence Research Institute.
Phil Lee, who Judy will be working closely with, added: "We are delighted to welcome Judy to our top-ranked Privacy, Security and Information team at Fieldfisher.
"As a dual-qualified UK and US lawyer, Judy brings with her a wealth of expertise acting on transatlantic data privacy issues, particularly within the financial services sector, which will benefit both our European and Silicon Valley clients.
"Judy's prior experiences working in-house and for a regulator mean she is particularly adept at finding pragmatic, commercial solutions to the trickiest of legal challenges – consistent with the overall culture and mission of our team.
"Judy's hire brings our team to some 30-strong dedicated privacy professionals in our London office alone, and we expect to see continued growth over the coming months."
Judy says of her appointment: "I am truly excited to be joining Fieldfisher at a time when the firm continues to receive so many accolades including the recent Law Firm of the Year award.
"I look forward to working with the entire Fieldfisher team, but in particular the consistently top-rated Technology, Outsourcing and Privacy and Corporate Crime teams."
Fieldfisher's top-ranked Technology, Outsourcing & Privacy Group has been leading the way for over 10 years. Fieldfisher has one of the largest teams of lawyers in the field who regularly support the world's biggest organisations, Central Government and some of Europe's most exciting growth companies.
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