Posted Sep 05, 2012 03:55 pm CDT
Jenner & Block has formed a new practice group for privacy matters and hired a government privacy expert to head it.
Mary Ellen Callahan, the chief privacy officer at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will lead Jenner’s privacy and information governance practice from the firm’s Washington, D.C., office, according to a press release.
Jenner managing partner Susan Levy said in the press release that Callahan is “the ideal person to lead this new and fast-growing area of practice.”
Callahan was a partner at Hogan & Hartson, now Hogan Lovells, before she joined Homeland Security, according to her government bio.