Attorney Justin L. Root Selected for Cybersecurity Docket's 2018 "Incident Response 30"

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Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorney Justin L. Root has been named to Cybersecurity Docket's 2018 "Incident Response 30."

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorney Justin L. Root has been named to Cybersecurity Docket’s 2018 “Incident Response 30,” recognizing his selection as one of “the 30 best and brightest Incident Response legal and compliance professionals in the industry.” The announcement, made at the 2018 Incident Response Forum in Washington, DC, recognizes professionals in the data security and incident response field whom their peers in the industry nominated as “the kind of professionals critical to have on speed-dial when the inevitable data breach occurs.”

Mr. Root, Of Counsel in Dickinson Wright’s Columbus, Ohio office, co-chairs the firm’s Data Privacy and Cybersecurity practice for its U.S. offices. In addition to being a certified computer forensic examiner, Mr. Root’s highly credentialed data privacy and cybersecurity background includes work as a cybercrime investigator on the FBI’s cybercrime task force, as a Special Agent with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Cyber Crime Unit, and as a techno-legal subject matter expert for several organizations.

“We are pleased by and proud of Justin’s nomination and selection to the Incident Response 30,” said Bill Burgess, the firm’s CEO. “Data privacy and cybersecurity concerns touch every area of modern business and industry, and we are extremely happy to have such capable and qualified attorneys, as demonstrated by Justin’s national recognition, to advise and guide our clients with those needs.”

Jacob Frenkel, Chair of the firm’s Government Investigations and Securities Enforcement Practice, echoed Mr. Burgess’ sentiments. “Justin’s skill set is most valuable domestically and internationally, spanning compliance, investigations, litigation and corporate monitorships. With the SEC, securities regulators, the states and international bodies having imposed cybersecurity directives that impact directly public companies’ disclosures and private company considerations about cybersecurity risks and incidents, our clients benefit daily from the insights and experience of our cybersecurity attorneys who understand these precise issues on a technical and regulatory level.”

“I am honored to be selected for this distinction among our country’s preeminent and cutting-edge data privacy and cybersecurity practitioners and thinkers,” said Mr. Root. “I have the privilege of working with an outstanding team of data privacy and investigations attorneys with stellar credentials, and I am pleased to add this recognition to the practice group’s list of accomplishments.”

About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 450 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas and 16 industry groups. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has 19 offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and 12 other domestic offices in Austin and El Paso, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville and Music Row, Tenn.; Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Silicon Valley, Calif.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canadian office is located in Toronto.

Dickinson Wright offers our clients a distinctive combination of superb client service, exceptional quality, value for fees, industry expertise and business acumen. As one of the few law firms with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management controls and security processes for our commercial transactions. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited for their expertise and experience by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.

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