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Eversheds Sutherland appoints new Partner Philip James

By July 21, 2020 No Comments

Eversheds Sutherland has welcomed lateral Partner hire, Philip James, to its data privacy and cybersecurity team.

Philip, a highly experienced data protection lawyer, joins the global law firm’s commercial team from media technology law firm Sheridans, where he was head of its data practice.

Specialising in disruptive technology platforms, cloud computing, digital media, data and cybersecurity, Philip also focuses on the media and entertainment, interactive, marcomms and fintech sectors. Clients include Cifas, GSMA and Sport England.

Philip will be part of Eversheds Sutherland’s global cybersecurity and privacy practice, headed by Partner Paula Barrett. The team is described by industry legal directory, Chambers and Partners, as “…very high-quality, very responsive and gives clear and practical advice…”

Keri Rees, co-head of the global corporate and commercial practice group, Eversheds Sutherland, said:

“Philip’s appointment reinforces our commitment to continuing to implement and build on key areas of our corporate and commercial practice group’s global strategy, to meet growing client demand. Philip brings significant experience and a complementary technically excellent skill-set to the team and we’re thrilled to welcome him on board.”

Paula Barratt, co-lead of global cybersecurity and privacy practice, Eversheds Sutherland, commented:

“Philip is an accomplished, experienced lawyer whose appointment will further enhance the depth and quality of our existing capability. His arrival also reflects our ongoing commitment to our clients to meet their increasingly complex and growing needs within the spheres of data privacy and cybersecurity.”

Philip James, Partner in Eversheds Sutherland’s global cybersecurity and privacy practice, commented:

“Having a genuinely global offering is now essential in the world of privacy and cybersecurity. Above all, privacy is about people and values. Eversheds Sutherland’s people and values, together with its global reach, and market leading data team is second to none. I am looking forward to working with Paula and the team, and applying my knowledge and experience to help make the most of the opportunities available.”

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