BANK OF AMERICA ASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSEL AND LEADING DATA SECURITY ATTORNEY JOINS REED SMITH

Nagle Brings Extensive In-House & Government Expertise to Firm

Lawfuel.com – Law Firm News Daily – (August 2, 2012, Washington, D.C.). Reed Smith LLP today announced the arrival of senior data security and technology attorney, Timothy J. Nagle in the Global Data Security, Privacy & Management Practice in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.

Mr. Nagle joins Reed Smith from Bank of America where he was Assistant General Counsel and advised the chief information security officer and business units such as online banking, credit card issuing, and corporate banking on matters related to network security, procurement, background screening, privacy and business continuity. Prior to his global financial services experience, Mr. Nagle managed a software development and technology program andwas a Director of Information Security at Northrop Grumman Corporation.

Before entering the corporate sector, he was an Associate General Counsel at the National Security Agency, where he served as legal advisor to the NSA’s Director of Information Systems Security. Mr. Nagle continues to engage with various government agencies and maintains a security clearance.

“Tim has spent his career addressing the legal issues surrounding technology in various contexts,” said Mark S. Melodia, Co-Leader of Reed Smith’s Global Data Security, Privacy & Management Practice. “He brings Reed Smith important and unique expertise in the pulse issue of data security, where commercial security concerns increasingly intersect with issues of national security. As these sectors become more closely aligned in America’s critical infrastructure, his experience will be an important resource for our clients in finance, healthcare, energy, defense and other key industry sectors.”

“Mr. Nagle is adept at working with national security, intelligence and law enforcement agencies on high-level information operations and security issues, added Mr. Melodia. “His combined experience in the corporate world and the federal government allows Tim to move seamlessly between government and the private sector in the evolving areas of cyber law, policy and technology.”

“I am eager to apply a lifetime of learning about data security as a government lawyer and in-house counsel to the private practice of law,” said Mr. Nagle. “I know what clients need and want in this area and can deliver it as part of this well-resourced practice. I’ve had opportunities to work with the Reed Smith lawyers in this practice during my years in-house. When I went looking for a data security practice to join, Reed Smith was a top pick for me.”

Mr. Nagle has been a policy advisor on enterprise information security and privacy standards and practices , including compliance with the Gramm Leach Bliley Act (GLBA) and related regulatory guidance, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards. He has also been an integral team member for investigations in the areas of electronic/cyber forensics, misuse or compromise of confidential information, credit card mass compromise, sophisticated fraud activity, and privacy breaches, coordinating investigation and response with federal and local law enforcement and other government agencies.

Mr. Nagle earned his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in 1986, and his LL.M. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1990. He also earned a Certificate in Information Systems from Johns Hopkins University in 2000; and is a 1979 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a former military officer.

“Tim will be a great asset to the Washington, D.C. office,” said A. Scott Bolden, the firm’s Managing Partner in the nation’s capital. “He has longstanding connections in the financial services industry and understands the important role data security plays in safeguarding the future of U.S. companies and our national security. We welcome him aboard.”

Reed Smith’s Data Security, Privacy & Management attorneys in the U.S. have successfully defended more national than 70 class actions involving data security breaches. With some 30 lawyers in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, the practice regularly interacts with in-country privacy regulators, and represents a diverse range of commercial clients in the financial, healthcare, retail, academic, government contractor and energy sectors.. The practice advises clients on issues that arise from actual and potential breaches of personal information, including compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, EC Directives on data protection, the privacy implications of new products and services, and the privacy laws of jurisdictions throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

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