As chair of Shook’s Privacy and Data Security Practice, Al has gained the trust of clients challenged by data incident response, privacy litigation, and compliance with the myriad laws governing sensitive information. Al believes that client service, deep experience and proactive thinking are what separates him from other privacy and data security lawyers. These values are illustrated by the fact that Chambers USA ranked him as a national leader in privacy and data security law for the last four years in a row. Al has also been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for privacy and data security law. He has been named a Cybersecurity Trailblazer by the National Law Journal and has received the Client Choice Award from Lexology. Under Al’s leadership, Legal 500 has named Shook a Top Cyber Law Firm the last two years in a row.
“Top-notch work should be a given from any law firm,” Al says. “I believe what separates Shook’s privacy and data security team from the competition is client service. This means we listen closely to our clients’ needs, ask questions, understand their business and learn their industry. We are incredibly responsive and we apply the Golden Rule 24/7. Doing all of this helps us better monitor and proactively advise our clients on ways to address applicable legal trends. In this area of law, if you’re not preparing you’re responding, which is not the optimal place to be.”