Cooley Hires Cyber/Data/Privacy Leader and Team in Europe

1st September 2020

“Patrick is one of the outstanding European cyber/data/privacy lawyers of his generation, and he has a significant market reputation for deftly working across various European jurisdictions,” said Michael Rhodes, chair of Cooley's global cyber/data/privacy practice. “His skills will be a significant asset to our team and to our clients, particularly as we continue expanding our Brussels office and our capabilities across Europe.”

Van Eecke has more than 25 years of experience guiding clients through complex issues spanning data protection, cyber, consumer protection, advertising and electronic signatures. He advises startups, scaleups and multinationals in diverse industry sectors, including telecommunication companies, internet service providers, software developers and companies using IT-related services. Van Eecke is also involved in diverse consulting projects for the European Commission, national governments and multinational global corporations. He becomes head of Cooley’s European cyber/data/privacy practice and vice chair of its global c/d/p practice.

“Cooley has earned its standing as a cyber/data/privacy powerhouse, and I’ve long been impressed by the complex and high-value matters it handles, as well as its unique, collaborative culture,” said Van Eecke. “I’m eager to leverage the firm’s platform and join my new colleagues in delivering exceptional results for clients as they navigate increasingly complex and cutting-edge challenges.”

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