ZwillGen Promotes Two New Shareholders

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 14, 2015 – ZwillGen PLLC is announcing the promotion of two new Shareholders in their Washington D.C. and New York offices – Jon Frankel and Ken Dreifach. Jon joined the D.C. office two years ago after co-chairing the Privacy and Security Group at Bingham McCutchen, LLP. Ken Dreifach, the head of ZwillGen’s New York office, also joined ZwillGen in 2012, after serving as general counsel and chief privacy officer of LiveRamp, Inc. (now part of Acxiom, Inc.). Both Jon and Ken were made Shareholders on January 1, 2015.

“Jon and Ken have become integral parts of our firm and I am confident that they will continue to exceed client expectations and contribute to our clients’ evolving needs,” said Marc Zwillinger, ZwillGen’s Founder and Managing Member. “Not only do they both exemplify our firm’s philosophy of creatively and efficiently responding to challenges, but their team-oriented personalities have made them an indispensable part of ZwillGen.”

Jon Frankel – Jon has been advising clients on privacy, data security, e-commerce, intellectual property and litigation matters for more than 15 years. Jon provides practical advice to mitigate privacy and data security risks and helps clients navigate a myriad of complex data collection, use and sharing cases. Jon advises clients on health and children’s privacy; email, SMS and telemarketing; mobile applications; the Internet of Things; user generated content; contests, promotions, and sweepstakes, online gaming; and requests from law enforcement. Jon received his J.D. from George Mason University School of Law and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional.

Ken Dreifach – Ken counsels clients on complex issues involving information privacy and data law, online liability, consumer regulatory and gaming law, including regulatory response, and adherence to self-regulatory guidelines for online advertising. Ken has had more than twenty years of experience in high-profile regulatory, in-house and private practice roles, including as Chief of the New York Attorney General’s Internet Bureau. He is one of the nation’s leading authorities on the relationship between emerging advertising technologies and online privacy. Ken received his J.D. from the New York University School of Law and his B.A. from Wesleyan University. He began his career as a law clerk to the Honorable Phyllis A. Kravitch of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

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ZwillGen PLLC Expands Capacity on Both Coasts

ZwillGen PLLC is thrilled to announce the addition of two experienced lawyers in its Washington, D.C. and San Francisco offices. In Washington, D.C., Jeff Landis, 35, a former Kirkland & Ellis partner, joined ZwillGen on February 18, 2014. In San Francisco, former Goodwin Procter privacy lawyer and litigator Anna Hsia, 34, previously joined the firm on January 21, 2014, and has immediately dived into the firm’s California privacy-related counseling and litigation matters.

Marc Zwillinger, ZwillGen’s Founder and Managing Member said, “The number of privacy and security related cases and regulatory investigations is dramatically increasing and adding such talented and experienced lawyers as Jeff and Anna really enhances our capacity. With this expansion, we are well-positioned to respond to the increased demand from our Internet clients.” Following Jeff’s arrival, ZwillGen’s clients will be served by 12 experienced attorneys, 2 first-year ZwillGen Fellows, and 2 subpoena compliance professionals.

Anna Hsia joins ZwillGen from Goodwin Procter LLP where she handled business litigation and privacy counseling as a member of the privacy and data security group. Anna is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), and has counseled clients on compliance with privacy regulations, including the TCPA, HIPAA, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, and the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Anna is a member of the San Francisco Bar Association as well as a contributing author to The Secure Times, the American Bar Association’s blog on privacy and information security. In describing her reasons for joining ZwillGen, Anna said, “ZwillGen’s privacy and information security practice is one of the most well-respected and deepest in the country and I am proud to become a part of it.”

Jeff Landis, a former partner in the Washington D.C. Kirkland & Ellis LLP office, is a veteran litigator who has represented a wide variety of clients, including tech and Internet companies such as Facebook and Charter Communications. Jeff brings with him significant experience in litigation and arbitration of complex commercial disputes and government investigations, and will help ZwillGen round out its litigation team. When asked about his move, Jeff said, “I’m pleased to join the ZwillGen team and have the opportunity to leverage my litigation experience for the firm’s broad array of cutting-edge Internet and technology clients.”

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ZwillGen Announces Major Expansion

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 15, 2013 – ZwillGen is thrilled to announce that three new attorneys have joined the firm. Veteran attorneys Stacey Brandenburg and Mason Weisz will be joining as Counsel, and Dan Sachs has been appointed as ZwillGen’s first Fellow. Marc Zwillinger, ZwillGen’s Founder said, “We are thrilled to be adding such experienced attorneys to our firm to help support our increasing privacy counseling and FTC work. We are also very excited about our new ZwillGen fellowship program and hope it becomes a very successful bridge to practice for young talented privacy attorneys.” Zwillinger commented further that “We are also eagerly awaiting our move to new office space at 1900 M Street in Washington, D.C. on January 1, 2014 and finding new office space to accommodate the growth of the New York office.”

Stacey Brandenburg, a veteran of the FTC’s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, advises clients on a wide range of privacy and data security issues, including information security programs, responses to data and cybersecurity breaches, and compliance with privacy rules. While at the FTC, Stacey handled emerging issues such as online behavioral advertising and identity management, and investigated data breaches and violations of Section 5 of the FTC Act. Stacey is also on faculty at American University Washington College of Law where she explores ways that businesses can handle privacy issues related to e-commerce, social media, and the Internet. Stacey said, “I am very excited to be joining Zwillgen’s cutting-edge practice and premier team of attorneys. I look forward to adding my experience and expertise in order to help clients navigate the important privacy and data security issues that they face.”

Mason Weisz joins ZwillGen from the Hunton & Williams LLP privacy team. He will be expanding ZwillGen’s New York office with Ken Dreifach, with whom he served in the Office of the New York Attorney General’s Internet Bureau earlier in his career. Mason’s broad-based privacy practice focuses on complex privacy issues in rapidly evolving industries. As a former computer programmer and web designer, he has extensive experience with issues relating to the Internet, digital media, e-commerce and new technology. He brings an international perspective to his work, having spent years working with clients on multinational projects. He was selected as a “Rising Star” by New York Super Lawyers in 2011 and 2012. Mason commented, “It is an honor to work with the ZwillGen team to help the most cutting-edge companies resolve the most pressing privacy issues of our day.”

Dan Sachs, a recent graduate of George Washington University Law School, will be joining ZwillGen as a Fellow. Prior to joining ZwillGen, Mr. Sachs worked at Facebook, in its Washington DC office, where he reported to the Chief Privacy Officer for Policy. He also served as a research assistant to Professor Jeffrey Rosen, focusing on consumer privacy and surveillance issues. Mr. Sachs was a Legal Intern with ZwillGen in the summer of 2012. “This is an exceptional legal team and I’m thrilled to be back,” he said.

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ZwillGen Continues Expansion of Data Privacy and Security Practice with Addition of Jon Frankel

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 1, 2012 – ZwillGen is pleased to announce that Jon Frankel, a partner and co-chair of Bingham McCutchen’s Privacy and Security Group and a member of the firm’s Telecommunications, Media and Technology Group will be joining ZwillGen as Counsel, resident in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.

Marc Zwillinger, ZwillGen’s Founder and Managing Partner said, “We are delighted that Jon will be joining us at ZwillGen in our trajectory as premier counsel in the area of data privacy and information security. Jon is a recognized authority in this area and having him at ZwillGen is a tremendous asset to our clients.” Mr. Zwillinger further commented that, “We’ve built one of the largest and most impressive group of highly credentialed senior data privacy and security lawyers in the country, and our client roster is unrivaled. Jon’s addition to the team expands our capabilities to yet another level”

‘I am very excited to be a part of ZwillGen’s talented group of lawyers whose work on Internet issues is groundbreaking,” said Mr. Frankel. “ZwillGen’s boutique model best serves client needs in this space, and ZwillGen’s team of lawyers has unparalleled expertise in this area. Because of their client service model they have a deeper bench of clients than many larger firms in this area which makes ZwillGen an attractive choice for me.”

Mr. Frankel has a wide range of experience advising clients on telecommunications, data privacy and cybersecurity, e-commerce, intellectual property, and litigation matters. His clients include domestic and international telecommunications providers, e-commerce providers, VoIP provid- ers, Internet service providers, online marketing companies, trade associations, Internet portals, social media companies, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and emerging and established tech- nology companies. He also has extensive experience with federal and state court civil litigation concerning consumer protection and privacy and marketing disputes, intercarrier compensation disputes between telecommunications providers, and represents clients before the FCC, FTC and state regulatory commissions, as well as in state and federal court proceedings and in multistate attorney general investigations.

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