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National Law Journal Names Hickey Smith’s David M. Hickey to Inaugural List of Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazers

By December 17, 2015January 25th, 2016Firm News, Press Releases

PASADENA – December 17, 2015 – Hickey Smith LLP today announces that The National Law Journal has named David M. Hickey, Managing Partner of Hickey Smith, one of 50 Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazers. The award recognizes legal and technology leaders who have set the bar for advancing and innovating cybersecurity and data privacy within the legal profession.

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David was honored by NLJ for his leadership in and use of cybersecurity by design along with his focus on cybersecurity as a fundamental element in the practice of law. Clients, such as those who manage large amounts of sensitive data and regularly need to move it between systems and across borders, have depended on David’s knowledge and expertise to support their data privacy and security requirements for more than a decade. “By embedding cybersecurity by design alongside privacy by design, rather than bolting security on at the end of a process, you will have a much better chance of successful outcomes,” noted David Hickey.

David brings this same expertise to the in-house systems and processes at Hickey Smith. He created the vision and strategy that led to the firm’s industry-leading, multi-layer information security management system. This combination of essential tools, policies, and protocols—along with the firm’s ISO 27001:2013 data security certification–allows Hickey Smith to maintain client confidences when it comes to data privacy.

“This is a well-deserved honor for David along with our entire team, and we are proud that he’s featured with such an esteemed group of people,” said Howard Hoffmann, Hickey Smith’s Executive Director. “As a technology-enabled firm, our ability to go beyond industry security standards allows us to proactively deliver the service and security that corporate clients expect today and in the future.“

David was honored at the ALM Cybersecure conference on December 16th in New York City. For more information about Hickey Smith’s technology, visit here.

About The National Law Journal

The National Law Journal provides in-depth coverage of the issues that mean the most to private practitioners, judges, corporate lawyers, government attorneys and other members of the legal community.

About Hickey Smith

Hickey Smith is a law firm purposely designed to deliver legal services with significantly greater efficiency, consistency, and added value. By deconstructing and refining traditional legal processes, applying workflow technology, and collecting and analyzing data, Hickey Smith is transforming the way legal services are delivered today. With an unrivaled combination of disciplined processes, technology expertise, and business leadership, Hickey Smith clients benefit from reduced total legal spend, improved quality, enhanced transparency, actionable insight, simplified management of outside counsel, and increased control. For more information, visit

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