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Lewis Brisbois' Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice Promotes Two Associates to Partner

Denver, Colo. (March 25, 2021) – Lewis Brisbois’ Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice is pleased to announce the promotion of Denver Associates Katie Butler and Alexis Kirkman to partner. These attorneys have consistently provided clients with the highest level of service, while also strengthening Lewis Brisbois’ Data Privacy & Cybersecurity team through their hard work and dedication.

Katie Butler

Ms. Butler regularly counsels clients on building and maintaining privacy regulation compliance programs, including incorporating privacy-by-design into new technologies. She also assists with the development of incident response plans, privacy policies, terms of use, data privacy addendums, and other contract terms to support client privacy efforts. In addition, she responds to and facilitates remediation services in data security incidents. Ms. Butler holds the Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) and Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) credentials.

In commenting upon her recent promotion, Ms. Butler noted, “I am excited about receiving this promotion, and I am grateful for the opportunity to continue to contribute to the group’s success. It is such a pleasure working with Lewis Brisbois’ stellar Data Privacy and Cybersecurity team.”

Alexis Kirkman

Ms. Kirkman focuses her practice on data privacy and cybersecurity matters as well as on corporate compliance, government investigations, and civil litigation. She advises companies as they anticipate cybersecurity threats and assists them with complying with the requirements of state, federal, and international data breach notification statutes. Ms. Kirkman also represents businesses as they address data security incidents, external communications such as consumer or employee notifications, regulatory reporting, and related third party litigation. Recognized as a Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals, Ms. Kirkman also holds Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US), Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E), and Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) credentials.

“I am honored to be elevated to partner,” Ms. Kirkman said of her promotion. “I look forward to continuing to advance the goals of the Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice while learning from my colleagues on the team and throughout the firm.”

In expressing his excitement about the recent promotions, Portland Partner and Chair of Lewis Brisbois’ Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice Sean B. Hoar said, “We congratulate Katie and Alexis, both of whom consistently demonstrate their commitment to our team and to Lewis Brisbois’ clients, and we look forward to their continued success. These promotions are the most recent example of our commitment to promote from within our practice and provide growth opportunities to our remarkable attorneys.”

Philadelphia Partner and Vice-Chair of Lewis Brisbois’ Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice Elizabeth Dill expressed similar sentiments, stating, “We are proud of Katie and Alexis and their accomplishments, and we are thrilled that they are joining us as partners. Both of these dedicated attorneys have demonstrated exceptional intellect, talent, and deep commitment to promoting the interests and objectives of our clients.”

Likewise, Denver Partner and Vice-Chair of Lewis Brisbois’ Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice Alyssa Watzman expressed enthusiasm about Ms. Butler and Ms. Kirkman’s promotions, noting, “I am thrilled for these stellar lawyers, who have made several valuable contributions to the Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice. I wish them heartfelt congratulations on their well-deserved advancement to partner, and I look forward to continuing to work with them here in the Denver office.”

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