Lewis Brisbois’ Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice Promotes Three Associates to Partner
Portland, Ore. (January 21, 2021) - Lewis Brisbois’ Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice is pleased to announce the promotion of Baltimore Associate Lindsey Smith, Philadelphia Associate Kevin Yoegel, and Seattle Associate Ethan Smith to partner. These attorneys have consistently demonstrated extraordinary commitment to their clients and have made substantial contributions to Lewis Brisbois’ Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Team.
Mr. Smith, CIPP/US, focuses his practice on assisting clients with data incident response, deploying forensics, and consumer and regulatory notification. Coordinating with forensics investigators and law enforcement to identify the source of data incidents, he provides legal analyses of these events to help clients determine their breach notification obligations. Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, Mr. Smith practiced in the area of civil defense litigation for more than five years, during which he managed complex business disputes and professional liability matters in Massachusetts. He holds the ANSI-accredited Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) credential through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).
In reflecting upon his promotion, Mr. Smith said, “I am very honored to be a part of this amazing team and look forward to continuing to help build upon our past successes, all the while remembering to do the next right thing.”
Mr. Yoegel, CIPT, regularly assists clients with proactive data privacy and security as well as incident response management and remediation. His practice includes compliance counseling, incident response planning, third-party contract review, and the development of privacy and information security policies. Additionally, Mr. Yoegel facilitates responses to information security incidents, including investigatory forensics, consumer and regulatory notification obligations, and crisis communication. Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, Mr. Yoegel practiced as a commercial litigator, handling technically complex cases in state and federal courts across the country. He also earned a Master’s degree in Cybersecurity Engineering, and he holds the ANSI-accredited Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT) credential through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).
“I am excited and honored to be elevated to partner at Lewis Brisbois,” he said. “It is a privilege to work with such an incredible team every day that has supported me over the past years, and I look forward to our group’s continued growth and success.”
Mr. Smith’s practice focuses on responding to data security incidents. He works to provide a rapid strategic response to these events, coordinating with forensic specialists, developing creative solutions to minimize exposure, and counseling clients on their legal obligations. Mr. Smith leverages his background in complex commercial litigation, regulatory compliance, and risk management to help clients minimize potential liability while ensuring compliance with consumer and government notification requirements. Before shifting his focus to data privacy, Mr. Smith was a litigator, focusing on complex commercial disputes, including class action, employment, and appellate matters. He also successfully defended major corporate clients in high-profile data breach litigation.
“I am excited and honored to take the next step in my career with the Data Privacy & Cybersecurity team,” Mr. Smith said, adding “I look forward to building upon the standard of excellence established by Sean and the other partners.”
Philadelphia Partner and Vice-Chair of Lewis Brisbois’ Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice Elizabeth Dill expressed excitement about the recent promotions noting, “We are extremely proud to have these three stellar attorneys join us as partners on the Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Team. They have each consistently demonstrated the qualities we look for when recruiting and promoting members of our team – impressive intellect, tremendous interpersonal skills, and a constant commitment to doing the right thing for our clients and our team.”
Similarly, Portland Partner and Chair of Lewis Brisbois’ Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice Sean B. Hoar said, “Our team congratulates these exceptional attorneys. Their elevation to partner demonstrates our deep commitment to providing growth opportunities and promoting from within our team of dedicated attorneys. We look forward to celebrating their continuing contributions to the success of our team.”