Marashlian & Donahue, LLC Announces Expansion of Information Privacy and Data Security Practice

Marashlian & Donahue, LLC, is pleased to announce that Linda McReynolds, a senior associate with the firm, has achieved recognition as a Certified Information Privacy Professional with a focus on United States (“CIPP/US”) private-sector privacy laws and regulations.  In her capacity as a CIPP/US, Ms. McReynolds advises clients concerning the protection, use and transfer of personal information across national boundaries.

Ms. McReynolds sought this credential and training in response to needs of the firm’s cloud computing, VoIP and application development clients.  The firm’s clients are entrepreneurs and innovators, whose offerings and business plans touch on privacy issues.  Anticipating the need for legal counsel to guide clients with global privacy compliance, vendor contracts to address data security, protections against unauthorized disclosure and breach notification responsibilities, Ms. McReynolds has developed skills to help clients achieve business success while adopting best privacy practices.

This credential expands the firms’ existing privacy and data security practice.  Our professionals have provided comprehensive assessments of privacy and security requirements to ensure compliance with the myriad U.S. federal and state laws, regulations and policies addressing privacy issues, including: FCC Customer Proprietary Network Information (“CPNI”) rules, Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), CAN-SPAM Act, Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCIDSS), Stored Communications Act compliance plans, compliance with FTC’s “Red Flag” rules and federal privacy matters related to credit, debit and stored value transactions, and mandatory and voluntary compliance plans for the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).

Marashlian & Donahue is a full service Washington, D.C.-area law firm serving the comprehensive legal needs of the communications industry.  The firm shares the entrepreneurial spirit that drives many of its clients’ endeavors, both in the United States and overseas. The skills developed representing our core clientele are applied in the firm’s representation of a diverse base of businesses and individuals. Using a team approach, the firm’s professionals draw upon a broad base of expertise to provide clients with high-quality, cost-effective legal advice tailored to their particular needs. This breadth of expertise, together with years of experience helping emerging companies throughout their growth cycles, enables the firm’s professionals to anticipate both future opportunities and potential challenges before they arise. The firm prides itself on becoming an extension of its clients’ corporate team and building long-term relationships.

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