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Announcing Our New Hogan Lovells Privacy Partner Tim Tobin

We are delighted to announce that Tim Tobin, a key player in the Hogan Lovells Privacy and Information Management practice, has become a partner at our firm.

Tim Tobin’s entire professional career, even before law school, has had a privacy law focus. As an early practitioner in the relatively new field of privacy law, Tim has established himself as a "go-to guy" in the entire range of privacy law.  

Tim graduated from the George Mason University School of Law in May 2001 in the top 10% of his class, magna cum laude. Tim attended the evening program at George Mason law, working full time throughout law school. At law school, he was on the Law Review and served as Articles Editor of the Law Review. 

Tim had a professional career prior to, and during law school. He worked at the U.S. Parole Commission within the U.S. Department of Justice, from 1992 to January 2000.  It was in this government job that Tim first became familiar with, and handled privacy issues relating to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the Privacy Act, and similar issues relating to victim privacy and Government records.          

Tim joined Hogan Lovells practice director Chris Wolf at their previous firm, after a stint at a communications law-focused firm, and he assisted in all manner of privacy and data security issues for clients.  At the previous firm,  Tim served as senior editor of a comprehensive legal treatise on privacy law published by the Practising Law Institute (PLI) that has been highly praised.  

Throughout his legal career, Tim has focused on a wide range of privacy and data security law matters. He provides compliance counselling to clients on the wide array of privacy and data security laws, and is deeply experienced in litigation, regulatory agency investigations, agency rulemaking processes, and public policy issues. Tim has worked with clients across a range of industries including those involved with the Internet, new media and communications as well as financial services, airlines, hotel, transportation, sports and entertainment, among many others.

Tim writes and speaks frequently on privacy law topics, including recently at the Los Angeles Auto Show on the topic of new automobile technologies and privacy.  He is the Smart Grid expert for the Future of Privacy Forum, and he leads the firm’s pro bono efforts in a new privacy pro bono initiative spearheaded by IBM and the IAPP.

Tim has distinguished himself by his prodigious work ethic, his comprehensive knowledge of privacy law which he translates into thorough and practical advice for clients, and for his strategic insights on contested matters.  He also is known as a really nice guy.

We are delighted to announce his advancement to partner.