Greenberg Traurig Adds to Cybersecurity Practice

Shareholders join in Denver and Chicago

Greenberg Traurig has added two attorneys from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner to its global data, privacy and cybersecurity practice. Shareholder Jena Valdetero joins in Chicago and shareholder David Zetoony in Denver. 


“We are always focused on hiring experienced attorneys who can address the evolving needs of our clients and complement our existing team,” said Greenberg Traurig CEO Brian Duffy. “This is an example of that commitment, as our clients and their businesses are dealing with the challenges of a surge in remote work due to the COVID-19 pandemic and a need for increased assistance with data security issues. Jena and David bring significant experience in data security and privacy matters that will be an immediate asset to our clients.”

Valdetero and Zetoony will serve as co-chairs of Greenberg Traurig’s U.S. data, privacy and cybersecurity practice.

Zetoony’s practice focuses on helping businesses navigate data privacy and cyber security laws from a practical standpoint. He advises companies on establishing and maintaining ongoing privacy and security programs, and he has defended corporate privacy and security practices in investigations initiated by the Federal Trade Commission and other data privacy and security regulatory agencies around the world, as well as in class action litigation. 

Zetoony is the author of the American Bar Association’s primary publication on the European General Data Protection Regulation, is writing the ABA’s primary publication on the California Consumer Privacy Act and is a former KnowledgeNet co-chair. 

He received a law degree from the University of Virginia and a bachelor’s degree from Rice University.

LATERAL WATCH

Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell announced Thursday that senior litigation executive Juan Ramirez has joined the firm as a partner. He has more than a decade of experience leading national and international trial teams and managing major portfolios for two of the world’s leading products manufacturers. 

Ramirez has experience in class actions, product liability, toxic torts, government investigations and complex commercial matters, including international trials and arbitrations. He spent the past 10 years in senior litigation roles for two of the world’s best-known companies: Kimberly-Clark and Whirlpool. 

At Kimberly-Clark, Ramirez most recently served as the top litigator for the North American business. He previously led major international litigation and government investigations for the company. At Whirlpool, Ramirez managed North American class actions, business and asbestos litigation. He also supervised Whirlpool litigation in China, Hong Kong, India and Australia.

Firm Chair Mike O’Donnell added, “WTO is already a client-first firm. Juan’s state-of-the-art in-house knowledge will help WTO provide even better creativity, efficiency and results for sophisticated clients.”

In addition to North America, Australia and Asia, Ramirez has successfully managed litigation in Latin America and the Middle East. Before working in house, Ramirez served in the litigation department of Michael Best & Friedrich. 

He received a law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School and served as a judicial extern to Justice Ann Walsh Bradley of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Moye White announced Danielle Kane joined the firm as an associate in the real estate section.

Kane represents developers, home builders, for-profit and not-for-profit corporations in all areas of real estate law. Bringing with her over ten years of experience in commercial real estate transactions, she has extensive legal experience in the areas of commercial real estate finance and development transactions, including entitling and improving real property, not-for-profit law, affordable housing and construction law. Kane has represented limited equity cooperatives and private condominium and cooperatives boards on general real estate and corporate issues.

Prior to joining Moye White, Kane served as in-house counsel at Denver-based M.D.C. Holdings, Inc., a homebuilder conducting complex land acquisitions and development matters for multiple business divisions.

Kane received a legal degree from the University at Buffalo School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from Rollins College. She is also a licensed real estate broker in the state of New York.

Stinson LLP announced Sept. 28 that partner Bryan Rose joined the firm’s transportation practice group in Denver. 

A certified private pilot, Rose has represented original equipment manufacturers, component manufacturers, airlines, Part 135 operators, Part 145 repair stations, fixed base operators, pilots and mechanics. 

Additionally, Rose handles matters related to intellectual property, trade secrets, trademarks, contracts, products liability, injury and fraud for his clients. His background as a police officer solidified his fact gathering, investigation and negotiation skills, as well as his ability to handle high-stress situations. 

Rose received a law degree from Mary’s University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Edwards University. 

JUDICIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Colorado Supreme Court Nominating Commission will meet via videoconference on Nov. 5 and 6 to review applications and to interview candidates and select nominees for appointment by the governor to the Colorado Supreme Court. The vacancy will be created by the retirement of Chief Justice Nathan Coats, effective Jan. 22.

Application forms are available from the office of the ex officio chair of the nominating commission, Chief Justice Nathan Coats, or from Supreme Court Clerk Cheryl Stevens, 2 E. 14th Ave., Denver. Applications also are available on the court’s home page at: www.courts.state.co.us/Careers/Judge.cfm.

Applications must be submitted by 4 p.m. Oct. 19. Any person wishing to suggest a candidate to fill the vacancy may do so by 4 p.m. Oct. 12.

The members of the Supreme Court Nominating Commission are: Katina Banks, Daniel Ramos and Regina Rodriguez, all of Denver; Shannon Stevenson of Louisville; Kimberly Jordan of Fort Collins; Linda Garcia of Pueblo; J. Martelle Daniels of Grand Junction; Deborah Suniga of Greeley; Stanton Dodge of Castle Rock; Jay Patel and David McDivitt, both of Colorado Springs; C. Omar Montgomery of Aurora; Carolyn Fairless of Lakewood; and Heather Lipp and Danielle Radovich Piper, both of Golden.

The 18th Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet via videoconference on Oct. 30, to interview and select nominees for appointment by the governor to the office of Arapahoe County judge. The vacancy will be created by the appointment of Judge Don Tousaint to the District Court. The vacancy will occur on Jan. 12.

Application forms are available from the office of the ex officio chair of the nominating commission, Justice Richard Gabriel, 2 E. 14th Ave. in Denver and the office of the court executive, Shaun Clark at 7325 S. Potomac Street in Centennial. Applications also are available on the court’s home page at www.courts.state.co.us/Careers/Judge.cfm

Applications must be submitted by 4 p.m. Oct. 16. Any person wishing to suggest a candidate to fill the vacancy may do so by letter to be submitted to any member of the nominating commission, with a copy to the ex officio chair, no later than 4 p.m. on Oct. 9.

The members of the nominating commission for the 18th Judicial District are: Adelita DeHerrera of Aurora; Delford Philips of Denver; Christopher Richardson of Elizabeth; Michael Yowell of Hugo; Stephen Burg of Lone Tree; Troy Porras of Parker; and Eric Nesbitt of Englewood.

The 8th Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet via videoconference on Nov. 16 to interview and select nominees for appointment by the governor to the office of district judge for the 8th Judicial District (Jackson and Larimer counties). The vacancy will be created by the retirement of Chief Judge Stephen Howard. The vacancy will occur on Jan. 12.

Application forms are available from the office of the ex officio chair of the nominating commission, Justice William Hood, 2 E. 14th Ave., Denver, and the office of the court executive, Kristin Sheeran, 201 La Porte Ave., Ste. 100, Fort Collins. Applications also are available on the court’s home page at www.courts.state.co.us/Careers/Judge.cfm

Applications must be submitted by 4 p.m. Oct. 26. Any person wishing to suggest a candidate to fill the vacancy may do so by 4 p.m. Oct. 19.

The members of the nominating commission for the 8th Judicial District are: Tracy Oldemeyer, Kathleen Smith and Robert Bacon, all of Fort Collins; Stephen Tool of Windsor; Dawn Grimes of Loveland; and Jill Honnecke of Coalmont. The commission has one vacancy.

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