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Mintz Attorneys Susan Cohen and Brian Lam Named 2019 National Law Review “Go-To Thought Leaders”

Mintz is pleased to share that Member Susan J. Cohen and Associate Brian H. Lam have been selected as recipients of the National Law Review’s “Go-To Thought Leadership Awards,” which recognized 75 exceptional authors in 35 legal practice areas ranging from Art Law to Whistleblower Rights. The honorees were selected by the National Law Review’s editors from a pool of more than 100,000 legal news and analysis articles.

In presenting the award, the editors of the National Law Review said that Ms. Cohen was chosen in the Immigration category for “her consistent and excellent coverage of immigration regulations and changes, especially noteworthy in these challenging times.”

Ms. Cohen is a nationally recognized immigration lawyer and Founding Chair of Mintz’s Immigration practice. This specialized group of attorneys services the immigration needs of the firm’s existing corporate and individual clients, and of new clients who choose the firm precisely for its knowledge in the field of immigration and nationality law. Ms. Cohen has served in a variety of national leadership roles with the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association and she has contributed to federal and state immigration laws and regulations. Additionally, she maintains a robust pro bono practice and has helped many immigrants to obtain asylum. Ms. Cohen is frequently quoted in the media and serves as editor of Mintz’s Immigration Law blog.

Separately, Mr. Lam was selected in the Cybersecurity Law category for “his analysis of cybersecurity regulation and laws, with a specific emphasis on his work related to the California Consumer Privacy Act and the road to implementation.”

Mr. Lam is a member of Mintz’s Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice and Licensing and Technology Transactions Practice. He focuses his practice on providing practical advice that enables companies to pursue their business in a competitive environment while reducing risk associated with the collection, use, storage, transfer, and potential loss of data. He frequently negotiates complex data-centric information technology agreements, and designs policies and corresponding controls for the implementation of best practices, compliance with state and federal law, and international considerations.

Mr. Lam is a member of California’s Cybersecurity Task Force, which serves as an advisory body to the State of California Senior Administration Officials in matters related to cybersecurity. He has been designated as a Fellow of Information Privacy by the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional, Certified Information Privacy Manager, and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional.

This is the second year that the National Law Review has formally recognized the unique talents of less than one percent of their authors. Last year, Mintz Member Cynthia Larose was named a “Go-To Thought Leader” for her insights on all things privacy.