ABA approves ‘privacy law specialist’ designation

With the near-constant turnover in popular technologies and ever-changing security practices, privacy law is one of the hottest and most fluid practice areas in today’s legal market. Attorneys who can keep up with the shifting nature of privacy law will soon be able to market themselves as experts in their field, now that the American Bar Association has approved a privacy law specialist designation.

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Merkel enlists as law firm leader after 30-year Army career

Steve Merkel, 53, is the new chief operating officer for Barnes & Thornburg. He is in charge of leading the administrative operations including human resources, finance, information technology, marketing and facilities management for the national law firm that has more than 600 legal professionals in 13 offices across the country.

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