Wotton + Kearney expands cyber advisory practice

Appointment to boost firm's front-end cyber capability

Wotton + Kearney expands cyber advisory practice


By Roxanne Libatique

Major insurance and risk law firm Wotton + Kearney (W + K) has bolstered its cyber advisory capabilities by appointing Nick Martin as a special counsel for the advisory arm of its cyber and technology practice.

Martin (pictured) is an expert in cybersecurity and technology law, including major cyber risk management advice and technology projects. He has a wealth of experience in cyber preparedness, data and privacy risk and compliance, commercial contracts, telecommunications, technology procurement, supply chain risk, outsourcing, and intellectual property advice.

Martin joined W + K from EY Law. Previously, he spent 10 years in MinterEllison's technology practice.

Cyber & technology practice appointments

As a special counsel at W + K's cyber advisory practice, Martin will provide cyber readiness, data, privacy, and strategic technology legal advice, including contract reviews or renegotiations.

“I am thrilled to be joining such a dynamic and forward-looking firm and look forward to helping take the cyber & technology advisory practice to the next level,” Martin said.

Kieran Doyle, head of cyber and technology at W + K, said the latest appointment will bolster the firm's front-end cyber capability.

“Nick brings a wealth of legal risk advisory experience to the practice. We're very excited to welcome him to the team,” he said.

Additionally, James Stavridis will join W + K's cyber & technology practice this week as a senior associate, working closely with the team in technology liability claims and recoveries arising from cyber claims.

The expansion of W + K's cyber & technology practice follows the appointment of a new partner at the firm's health law practice.


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