Venable’s Privacy & Data Security Practice Wins 2009 Chambers USA Award for Excellence

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Partners Emilio Cividanes and Stuart Ingis draw high marks in survey’s National Privacy & Data Security category; two attorneys possess “vast experience of advising on data protection matters”

WASHINGTON (June 17, 2009) – Venable LLP’s national Privacy and Data Security practice, led by Milo Cividanes and Stu Ingis was chosen as the winner of the 2009 Chambers USA Award for Excellence. This prestigious award singled Venable out from more than 20 leading privacy and data security practices that were considered for the award.

“This firm operates at the cutting edge of privacy law,” Chambers’ researchers wrote of Venable, adding that Cividanes and Ingis “form a dynamic partnership and have vast experience of advising on data protection matters.”

“We are thrilled that Milo and Stu's hard work and talent have been recognized by the firm's clients, peers in the Bar, and Chambers’ own independent researchers as the premier Privacy and Data Security practice in the United States," said Venable Managing Partner Karl Racine.

Mr. Racine continued: “Privacy and Data Security issues pervade every business in the world, particularly the new media, advertising, and security industries. Clients are increasingly recognizing the criticality of this practice to their businesses and the Chambers Award for Excellence emphatically demonstrates that Venable is the go to firm for exceptional advice and service in this challenging and constantly evolving area of law.”

Venable’s privacy group received the award during a ceremony in New York on June 11. According to Chambers, the awards recognize “outstanding lawyers and law firms… reflecting both pre-eminence in key practice areas, and achievements over the last 12 months.”

Chambers directories are culled from extensive peer/client-based surveys, including in-depth interviews with law firm attorneys and in-house corporate counsel and other clients. Chambers is renowned globally for its annual rankings of leading lawyers and practice groups, and is among the most-used legal guides by in-house counsel.

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