ZwillGen Expands Subpoena Compliance Business and Adds Former Yahoo Associate General Counsel

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 9, 2016 – ZwillGen has announced the expansion of its Subpoena Compliance business with the creation of ZG Subpoena Solutions, and the arrival of former Yahoo Associate General Counsel, Aaron Altschuler.


Privacy Developments: What Will 2016 Bring?

Laws and best practices in the privacy, security, and advertising spaces move quickly – very quickly. It can be challenging to stay on top of new developments and trends. But we have you covered and you can earn MCLE credit to boot (for California and New York. Pending approval in Virginia). Mark your calendar for a free ZwillGen webinar.
Privacy Developments: What Will 2016 Bring?
Presenters: Jon Frankel and Anna Hsia 
Tuesday, January 19th at 2:30 PM EST
This webinar has been approved for 1 MCLE credit in California and New York. Pending approval in Virginia.

Stacey Brandenburg becomes a ZwillGen Shareholder

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 16, 2015 – ZwillGen PLLC announced that Stacey Brandenburg has become a Shareholder.

“Stacey adds immeasurable value to our firm,” said Marc Zwillinger, ZwillGen’s Founder and Managing Member. “From a work perspective, the quality and thoroughness of her work are unparalleled. She has become a go-to attorney for many of our clients on important and sensitive legal matters. Internally, Stacey has demonstrated the type of thoughtful leadership that made her an obvious choice to join the Firm’s ownership team. We are very happy that she has become a Shareholder.”

Stacey counsels clients on privacy issues, regulatory investigations involving privacy, unfair and deceptive practices, advertising disclosures, and fantasy sports matters. As a former Federal Trade Commission lawyer in the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Stacey regularly helps clients respond to FTC investigations pertaining to Section 5 of the FTC Act, the FTC’s endorsement and testimonial guidelines, and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Stacey also helps clients implement sound security and privacy practices and provides compliance training to employees.

“Being part of ZwillGen has been an incredible and rewarding experience,” said Stacey Brandenburg. “ZwillGen continues to press into uncharted territory tackling nuanced legal issues, and I am proud to be a part of the firm and share in its accomplishments.”

I Always Feel Like Somebody’s Watching Me

Drones, cameras and mobile phones are everywhere now. Is anything still private? And, who really owns all of this new video footage? What does the future hold for ubiquitous cameras and 24-hour surveillance? Does it matter whether the footage is being used for commercial or private use? Beyond the commercial implication, what are the constitutional implications of individual rights? Anna Hsia, alongside other panelists, will tackle the privacy implications of our surveyed society at the MCCA expo.


ZwillGen Welcomes FTC Senior Staff Attorney Kandi Parsons and Data Security Attorney Marci Rozen

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 31, 2015 – ZwillGen PLLC has added two new attorneys to its Washington, D.C. office. Kandi Parsons, former Senior Staff Attorney at the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) in the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, has joined the firm today and Marci Rozen, former associate in the Privacy, Data Security, and Information Law Group of Sidley Austin LLP joined the firm on August 11, 2015.

“We are pleased with the incredibly high level of talent that ZwillGen continues to attract and retain,” said Marc Zwillinger, ZwillGen’s Founder and Managing Member. “It is our goal to increase our depth of experience so that we can best meet our client’s needs. Kandi’s background with the FTC and hands-on experience with COPPA supplements our existing resources and will benefit clients working on compliance issues in the FTC space. Likewise, Marci’s prior work on privacy, cybersecurity, and breach response issues will help clients seeking to better protect themselves from the multitude of cybersecurity threats.”

Kandi Parsons joins ZwillGen after having spent eight years as a Senior Staff Attorney in the FTC’s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection. Kandi’s work at the FTC focused on children and student privacy, data security, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Safeguard and Privacy Rules. While at the FTC, Kandi helped implement the revised 2013 COPPA rule and helped create staff FAQs related to assessing COPPA compliance. Additionally, Kandi served on detail for six months to the United States Senate, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation where she worked on various consumer protection issues. Kandi received her B.A. from Columbia University and her JD from the Georgetown University Law Center. “After having spent many years working at the FTC, I’m looking forward to bringing my experience to ZwillGen and their clients,” said Kandi Parsons. “I’m excited to be a part of ZwillGen, which has developed a reputation for excellence in this area in such a short time.”

Marci Rozen, a former associate in the Washington, D.C. Sidley Austin office, has counseled clients on issues involving privacy, cybersecurity, and information law. Marci brings experience helping companies evaluate and develop corporate privacy and information security programs and has assisted clients on all levels of the data breach remediation process. When asked about the move, Marci said “Working at a boutique firm that focuses solely on the Internet’s legal landscape is an incredible opportunity. To top it all off, ZwillGen’s fun client list and workplace culture are both something I’m delighted to be a part of.”

Understanding & Responding to a Data Breach 2015: Webinar

With 2014 being hailed as the year of the breach, companies of all sizes and across all industries face increasing risk from data interception. During this Bridgeport webinar, Anna Hsia will discuss steps you can take to reduce the likelihood of a breach and to reduce exposure should a breach occur. The webinar will also explain best practices in breach response, including tips on breach investigation and providing notice of breaches to consumers, law enforcement, and business. The presentation has been approved for 1 MCLE credit in California. Additionally, registrants can receive a 50% discount using the code “Hsia”.

Sharing Economy Best Practices

At Stanford’s E-Commerce Best Practices Conference, Anna Hsia alongside other speakers will discuss how to navigate the regulatory thicket surrounding the sharing economy including how to deal with consumer reviews and social media commentary. Photo by Alan Levine from Flickr

NAI Member Summit

Data “onboarding”—also called “CRM retargeting,” “CRM onboarding,” or just “audience targeting”—is a relatively new way for marketers to reach highly particularized audiences online. At the NAI Member Summit, Ken Dreifach will present alongside a panel about onboarding and compliance. Seats for this are limited, so register early.

Fashion and Retail Law 2015: Trends and Developments

Fashion brands and retailers operate in an increasingly competitive and technological marketplace. The forces shaping the retail industry provide consumers with a variety of products, information, and expanded retail platforms. However, these forces also pose significant and evolving legal risks for brands and retailers. Among other speakers at this event, Stacey Brandenburg will discuss the legal and regulatory environment as well as privacy considerations for retail and fashion businesses.

Sports Lawyers Association

With the rising popularity of fantasy sports, Marc Zwillinger alongside three other panelists will present “Sports Gambling and Daily Fantasy Sports: Cardinal Sin or Wave of the Future?” at the Sports Lawyers Association annual conference. Photo by Keith Allison