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Lewis Brisbois Expands Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Capabilities in Ohio and California with New Partner Hires

Cleveland, Ohio / Orange County, Calif. (July 6, 2020) - Lewis Brisbois is pleased to announce the addition of Peggy Beat to its Cleveland, Ohio office and Kamran Salour to its Orange County, California office as partners in the firm’s Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice.

“We are excited to welcome Peggy and Kamran to our practice,” said Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice Chair Sean Hoar. “They each have substantial experience on a wide variety of data privacy and cybersecurity issues, and their presence will absolutely enhance our nationwide capabilities,” he added. “We look forward to the contributions that they will make to our team.”

Peggy Beat 

Beat joins Lewis Brisbois from CareSource, where she served as senior counsel. She brings to Lewis Brisbois over 14 years of experience representing and advising health care organizations on a variety of data privacy and security issues. In her new role at Lewis Brisbois, Beat will focus primarily on proactive privacy compliance work.

“Being a part of the Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Team at Lewis Brisbois will allow me to help others to protect their assets against breaches and other potential privacy or security incidents,” Beat said. Beat also expressed excitement about joining the team that received Advisen’s “Cyber Law Firm of the Year” award for the second year in a row.

In her role at CareSource, Beat established and led the legal department’s regulatory and compliance efforts, advising on cyber incident responses and compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). In addition, she regularly drafted and negotiated data sharing and cybersecurity agreements, and was also involved with the organization’s litigation matters.

Prior to her tenure at CareSource, Beat served as an attorney and senior director in the compliance division of the Cleveland Clinic. In this position, she advised the organization on federal and state data privacy and security laws, and developed a system-wide compliance program.

A member of the State Bar of Ohio, Beat currently serves as an adjunct professor at her alma mater, the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, where she teaches healthcare law and compliance courses. She is also a member of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA), and the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA), and has published several articles regarding health care-related cybersecurity issues.

Beat received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Toledo and holds a Registered Nurse (RN) designation in Ohio.

Kamran Salour

Salour, who has more than a decade of experience in the cybersecurity arena, joins Lewis Brisbois from Baker Hostetler. His practice will focus primarily on counseling clients regarding an array of cybersecurity matters, including managing responses to data breaches, and proactively helping clients comply with state and federal data privacy and security requirements. He has significant experience representing public and private organizations that have been victims of ransomware attacks, network intrusion, and attacks on e-commerce payment systems.

“I could not be more excited to join Lewis Brisbois and its Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice. Sean Hoar has amassed an amazing group of high-caliber attorneys whose client-driven focus and results-oriented approach has garnered recognition industry-wide. What an honor to be on this team,” Salour said.

Named a “Rising Star” by Southern California Super Lawyers for five years in a row, Salour holds the CIPP/US and CIPT credentials. He has presented at conferences, the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, and on the “Privacy Piracy” Radio Show regarding various data privacy matters. Salour is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), and also is involved in his community, volunteering as an AIMed Ambassador to the Children’s Hospital of Orange County.

Salour graduated with honors from the Emory University School of Law and received a Bachelor of Science from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is admitted to practice in federal and state court in California.

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