Location: Milpitas, California, United States
Paul Lanois, Director of Fieldfisher, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in information law.
Mr. Lanois is an attorney specializing in international data protection, cybersecurity law, and technology law. Since 2019, he has been the director of Fieldfisher, a London-based law firm with offices around Europe, and since 2014, he has served as Vice President and senior legal counsel to Credit Suisse. His career was born out of a dual interest in technology and law, and he began his studies at Pantheon-Sorbonne University, earning a Magisterium in Economic Activities in 2006. He continued his work at the university, earning a Master of Arts in Anglo-American Business Law and his Juris Doctor shortly after. He relocated to the United States to pursue additional schooling and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School with a Master of Laws in 2007.
The same year, Mr. Lanois became an associate of the firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where he would continue to practice until 2009, when he transitioned into academia as an associate professor at Cergy-Pontoise University. He returned to active practice in 2011 as an associate of Allen & Overy, where he would remain for two years, and was briefly an associate of Linklaters before accepting his current position with Credit Suisse in 2014.
Mr. Lanois holds more than 15 specialized certifications and credentials, including Certified Information Privacy Professional endorsements for Asia, Canada, Europe, and the United States. He completed an additional certificate in business and public policy at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2007, and has since added Certified Secure Developer, Fellow of Information Privacy, and Certified Information Privacy Manager to his list of titles. In recognition of his profound impact on global information law and security, Mr. Lanois was named The American Lawyer’s Transatlantic General Counsel of the Year, a Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazer, and one of the Most Influential People in Security for 2020, and presented with honors including the ACC Advocacy Award, a Top 10 30-Somethings Award, and a 2017 AIIM Leadership- Social Buzz Award, among many other accolades. He is currently a volunteer contributor and consultant to numerous programs, including “Observations and Recommendations on Connected Vehicle Security,” “Establishing a Safe and Secure Municipal Drone Program,” and “Future-Proofing the Connected World: 13 Steps to Developing Secure IoT Product.” Mr. Lanois plans to remain active in his field for as long as he can, counseling clients on issues in privacy and security and continuing to guide them through a changing world of information law.
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