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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