Harriet Pearson

Harriet Pearson

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Internationally recognised as a corporate data privacy and cybersecurity pioneer, Harriet Pearson brings to her practice decades of leading-edge experience advising companies and boards on cyber and data risk management and governance, breach preparedness and response, crisis management, global data privacy compliance and public policy strategies. The Financial Times recognised Harriet in 2016 as North America Legal Innovator of the Year. Lawdragon named her as one of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America from 2015 to 2018, and the National Law Journal recognised her in 2015 as a Cybersecurity and Privacy Trailblazer. Clients seek out Harriet’s unique mix of legal, compliance and business skills.Harriet joined Hogan Lovells in 2012 from the IBM Corporation, where among other roles she served as vice president security counsel and chief privacy officer from 2000–2012.She currently leads Hogan Lovells’ global multi-disciplinary cybersecurity practice and also serves as the firm’s first innovation and new ventures partner, a role in which she is responsible for sparking and supporting ideas for new client solutions.Harriet co-founded and has co-chaired the Georgetown Cybersecurity Law Institute since 2012 and serves on a number of advisory boards. She helped found and served for a decade on the board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, an organisation that recognised her long-standing leadership in the privacy field in 2007 by awarding her its Vanguard Award.

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