Gibson Dunn Hires Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Innovation Partner Lore Leitner in London

July 8, 2024

Gibson Dunn is pleased to announce that Lore Leitner has joined the firm’s London office as a partner in the Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Innovation Practice Group. She is also a member of the firm’s Artificial Intelligence Practice Group.

Commenting on Lore’s arrival, Joel Harrison, Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Innovation Practice Group, said: “A wave of new legislation is leading to unprecedented demand among our clients for top-tier advice, and Lore’s arrival is an important step in growing our global data privacy, cybersecurity, and AI capability. She brings a wealth of experience in advising on data strategies and adjacent issues across a number of industry sectors, as well as engaging with regulators in the U.K. and the EEA to advance and defend those strategies.”

“I am thrilled to be joining one of the world’s top firms in Gibson Dunn and cannot wait to work alongside a talented team of leading practitioners in the Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Innovation Practice Group,” said Lore. “Laws governing the digital world are only increasing, and I am looking forward to helping a variety of clients navigate that complexity.”

Gibson Dunn is the leading law firm in privacy, cybersecurity, and data innovation. It is ranked by Chambers USA as an Elite firm and Band 1 Nationwide in Privacy & Data Security: Litigation. Global Data Review named Gibson Dunn the #1 law firm for Investigations in 2023. The firm has been named Cybersecurity & Privacy Practice Group of the Year by Law360 in three of the past seven years, and BTI Consulting Group recognized the firm as the Best of the Best Firms in Cybersecurity/Data Privacy Litigation. Lore’s hire continues the expansion of the group, with recent arrivals including Alison Beal and Joel Harrison (London), Robert Spano (London and Paris), Vivek Mohan (Palo Alto), and Stephenie Gosnell Handler and Jane Horvath (Washington, D.C.).

About Lore Leitner

Lore’s practice covers data privacy, technology, AI, and cybersecurity clients, and focuses on strategic counseling and advice, corporate support, incident preparedness and response, and regulatory engagement and investigations. She supports clients with the design and implementation of strategic global data privacy compliance programs, including those driven by GDPR, and she has advised companies in the context of business strategies that involve large-scale data use, regulatory investigations and engagement strategies, and mitigation of cyber intrusions or data breaches. She has substantial expertise in M&A and capital markets transactions, as well as advising on privacy litigation matters.

Lore was recognized in Global Data Review’s 40 Under 40 and Women in Data listings in 2021 and 2022, and Lawdragon recently identified her as one of the 100 Leading AI & Legal Tech Advisors and 500 Leading Global Cyber Lawyers. She is a Recommended Lawyer in the Legal 500 UK 2024 for Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity, where clients highlight her “no nonsense, commercial approach” and “deep understanding of data protection compliance and industry expertise.”

Lore earned a Master of Law magna cum laude from the University of Antwerp in 2008 and a postgraduate LLM from King’s College London in 2009.

About Gibson Dunn’s Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Innovation Practice Group

The Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Innovation Practice Group brings together a global team of former in-house executives and technologists, former regulators, prosecutors, and government leaders, as well as cross-disciplinary experts from our regulatory investigations, litigation and appellate, corporate, crisis management, and compliance practices. The practice stands out for the remarkable breadth of high-stakes matters handled, its successes for clients in cross-border regulatory and multijurisdictional matters, and deep technical knowledge of data-driven business models.