December 17, 2015
The National Law Journal recently recognized three Weil partners as “Trailblazers” for their pioneering work and leadership in their respective areas of expertise – Head of the Firm’s IP & Media Practice Bruce Rich (Litigation), member of the Firm’s Cybersecurity, Data Privacy & Information Management Group Randi Singer (Cybersecurity & Data Privacy) and Head of the Firm’s White Collar Defense, Regulatory and Investigations practice Steven Tyrrell (White Collar Crime). Each partner was profiled in separate special supplements to the NLJ. This follows on the NLJ’s September 2015 recognition of Corporate Department Chairman Michael Aiello and Head of the Antitrust/Competition Practice Steven Newborn as Mergers & Acquisitions and Antitrust “Trailblazers,” respectively (view announcement).
Mr. Rich is highlighted for advising eBay in a high-profile trademark infringement lawsuit, as well as for his work in the music licensing space. His profile also highlights his success in a recent pro bono case involving a death row inmate. In terms of what can be expected in the future, Mr. Rich commented “It will be really interesting to see how the courts and legislatures grapple with unforeseen technology.” View full NLJ profile.
Ms. Singer, who was recognized for making a difference in the fight against criminal cyber activity, is highlighted for her ability to draw upon her deep advertising and IP background. Her profile also references the transactional perspective that she brings to issues of privacy, given her knowledge of the different concerns organizations bring with them on deals. When asked about the future of cybersecurity, Ms. Singer noted that since many cybersecurity solutions are being driven by technology and self-regulation, “It’s going to take the courts forever to catch up, and legislation may not be fast either.” View full NLJ profile.
Mr. Tyrrell, who is also the Managing Partner of Weil’s Washington, D.C. office, is highlighted for having served as Law Clerk to the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, an AUSA in two U.S. Attorney’s Offices, Deputy Chief of the DOJ’s Counterterrorism Section after 9/11, and as Chief of the DOJ’s Fraud Section. His profile also lauds his experience as lead counsel for the United States in nearly forty criminal jury trials. As for his expectations for the future of White Collar Crime, Mr. Tyrrell anticipates his practice to be very busy as a result of the DOJ’s pressure to secure results and enforcement agencies adding more prosecutors, trial attorneys, investigators and staff. View full NLJ profile.