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Wiley Rein Privacy Practice Recognized as Among the Nation’s Best; Kirk J. Nahra Named a Leading Privacy Adviser

October 19, 2007

Washington, DCComputerworld magazine has recognized Wiley Rein’s Privacy Practice as one of the nation’s top five and singled out practice chair Kirk J. Nahra as the country’s second leading “privacy pro,” providing “practical, sound legal advice on privacy matters.”

This is the second year Wiley Rein’s Privacy group and Mr. Nahra received top honors in the magazine’s informal survey of more than 400 corporate privacy leaders in North America and Europe, the results of which were published in their October 18, 2007 issue.

When asked what makes one privacy practice better than another, survey takers repeatedly cited “broad and deep expertise,” “practical advice” and “timely and thorough work.”

Summing up respondents’ needs, Computerworld says, “they want the right answer, they want it quickly [and] they want it in a way that they can practically implement.”  

Computerworld’s survey also reveals corporate privacy leaders’ general preference for law firms with privacy practices over consultancy firms; law firms received two votes for every one vote received by a consultancy. 

Mr. Nahra, a certified information privacy professional and member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, is among a handful of experts to be repeatedly mentioned as a “privacy expert.”

He has an extensive practice at Wiley Rein, assisting companies in analyzing and implementing the requirements of privacy and security law, with particular expertise in the health care and property/casualty insurance industries. He also works with companies in conducting privacy assessments, investigating compliance issues and defending in litigation or enforcement actions.