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Hogan Lovells Adds Leading Privacy Professor Daniel Solove as Senior Policy Advisor

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Hogan Lovells Adds Leading Privacy Professor Daniel Solove as Senior Policy Advisor

WASHINGTON, D.C., 3 January 2011 – Hogan Lovells US LLP announced today that Professor Daniel J. Solove, an internationally-known leader in privacy law, has joined the Washington, D.C. office as a Senior Policy Advisor to the Privacy and Information Management Practice.


With Professor Solove’s arrival, Hogan Lovells will be able to offer clients his insights and experience from years of scholarship in privacy and engagement with the privacy community.


Christopher Wolf, Director of the privacy practice at Hogan Lovells, said: “Having Dan Solove available to consult with us and our clients on privacy law matters is an amazing opportunity. Dan is universally regarded as one of the top privacy scholars in the country, someone who not only is a widely-heralded for his knowledge but also someone who understands the practical aspects of privacy protection.”


Professor Solove is the John Marshall Harlan Research Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School. Professor Solove is the author of numerous books, including Nothing to Hide: The False Tradeoff Between Privacy and Security (Yale, forthcoming 2011), Understanding Privacy (Harvard 2008), The Future of Reputation: Gossip and Rumor in the Information Age (Yale 2007) (winner of the 2007 McGannon Award), and The Digital Person: Technology and Privacy in the Information Age (NYU 2004).


Professor Solove is also the author of a textbook, Information Privacy Law with Aspen Publishing Co. now in its third edition, with co-author Professor Paul Schwartz. Professor Solove also co-authored with Professor Paul Schwartz the forthcoming Privacy Law Fundamentals to be published by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) in 2011. Additionally, Professor Solove is the author of several other textbooks, including Privacy and the Media (1st edition, Aspen Publishing Co. 2009) and Privacy, Information, and Technology (2nd edition, Aspen Publishing Co. 2009), all with Paul Schwartz.

He has published nearly 40 articles and essays, which have appeared in leading law reviews, including the Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, Columbia Law Review, Michigan Law Review, N.Y.U. Law Review, Chicago Law Review, U. Pennsylvania Law Review, among others.


Professor Solove has testified before Congress and has served as an expert witness in privacy cases. He has been interviewed and featured in several hundred media broadcasts and articles, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Associated Press, Time, Newsweek, People, Reader’s Digest, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, NPR, and C-SPAN’s “Book TV.” 


Marcy Wilder, also a Director of the privacy practice at Hogan Lovells observed: “One of the hallmarks of the Hogan Lovells privacy practice is the advice we provide to clients not only on existing legal requirements but on how to anticipate changes in privacy law and regulation. Having Dan Solove as part of our team enhances our ability to help clients ‘look around corners’ and be prepared for coming privacy developments.”


Warren Gorrell, Co-CEO of Hogan Lovells added: “Our global privacy practice is recognized for its breadth and depth, and adding Professor Solove to the team is a real coup.”

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