Manatt Continues to Expand Cybersecurity Practice to Meet Evolving Client Needs

Industry veterans Ingrid Beierly, John V. Treviño and Peter J. Reid bring decades of collective data protection experience, including in GDPR, payment card compliance and risk mitigation, cyber-risk management, and incident response.

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, a national law and consulting firm, today announced that it has expanded its nationally ranked privacy and data security practice with the addition of industry veterans Ingrid Beierly, John V. Treviño and Peter J. Reid.  

This expansion with Beierly and Reid, who will serve as business and compliance consultants, and Treviño, a longtime in-house privacy and technology counsel, reflects Manatt’s strategy of combining the best of legal practice and consulting in order to offer creative solutions to meet its clients’ business needs. This unique ability to assess emerging trends from multiple perspectives keeps Manatt at the forefront of innovation, particularly with the advent of the General Data Protection Regulation and California’s enactment late last month of the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018.

“John and Peter have proven track records of developing and managing complex in-house corporate privacy and security programs, including addressing new European and other regulatory frameworks such as GDPR and the recently passed CCPA,” said Donna L. Wilson, chair of Manatt’s privacy and data security practice and the firm’s CEO and Managing Partner-Elect. “Ingrid’s experience as a technologist and head of forensic investigations at Visa will provide our clients with unique capabilities, particularly as the risk and exposure due to payment card incidents and the resultant imposition of financial assessments continue to escalate for companies and their insurance carriers.”

“We are excited to bring these highly experienced professionals to Manatt. All three are known for their results-oriented approaches, and as Manatt continues to integrate its legal and consultancy offerings, their strong technical and in-house backgrounds will be of immediate value to our clients,” said William T. Quicksilver, CEO and managing partner.

Beierly previously served as a global forensic and cyberintelligence business leader with Visa for over a decade. She spearheaded global computer forensic investigations impacting credit card members, merchants and service providers, providing insight on fraud investigations, data security compromises and compliance preparation. Beierly also was instrumental in developing data security programs, such as the Cardholder Information Security Program (now known as Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards), the Payment Application Data Security Standard, Payment Forensic Investigator, and Qualified Integrator and Reseller program.

“Clients face complex, difficult, multifaceted challenges. I was attracted to Manatt’s approach of putting clients first and devising its services and structure around clients’ needs and goals. This creates a better client experience,” said Beierly.

Treviño brings wide-ranging technology and privacy and data protection experience, particularly internationally. He previously has served as an in-house privacy and compliance attorney in corporate legal departments of major telecommunications, travel and technology companies, including BT Americas Inc. and American Airlines. Treviño also has served extensively as a data privacy officer, a role in which he designed and implemented data governance strategies and identified privacy-related enterprise risks at both the regional and global levels. Treviño earned his B.A. in English from the University of Texas and his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law.

“Manatt is an ideal fit for me. Today’s environment demands a new kind of strategic partner — one who brings knowledge and insight across every facet of today’s legal, regulatory and business systems,” said Treviño.

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