ATLANTA—In 2019, the National Law Review has published more than 100,000 legal news articles (and counting). From that vast pool of content, the publication has selected 75 authors as their 2019 Go-To Thought Leaders—and Womble Bond Dickinson attorneys Ted Claypoole and Dominic Panakal have been honored for their writings on Cybersecurity Law.

Claypoole and Panakal regularly write for HeyDataData, Womble Bond Dickinson’s blog on information, risk and society. They also regularly write articles and client alerts on cybersecurity topics, many of which have been published by the National Law Review. Claypoole and Panakal both practice in Womble Bond Dickinson’s Atlanta office. Claypoole also recently edited and published the book The Law of Artificial Intelligence and Smart Machines, published by the ABA Business Law Section.

National Law Review Managing Director Jennifer Schaller said, “The National Law Review’s online edition was developed by and for in-house attorneys, so we wanted to recognize thought leaders who identify and sort through the torrent of daily legal news and highlight the developments that require attention, as corporate attorneys tend to be generalists. We also looked for practical guidance that provides a blueprint for action.”    

Eilene Spear, the National Law Review’s Operations Manager, said, “We looked for not only relevant and well thought-out legal news, we also considered which articles were reader favorites and that were quoted or cited by other publications and /or syndicated by other media.”

“One of the ways we strive to serve clients is by providing them with useful, up-to-date information about the privacy and data security issues that impact their companies,” said Tara Cho, Chair of Womble Bond Dickinson’s Privacy and Cybersecurity Team. “Ted and Dominic do a great job identifying and analyzing key privacy issues that are important to businesses, and we appreciate National Law Review recognizing the value of their work.”

This is the third time in recent weeks that Womble Bond Dickinson has been recognized for its content creation and thought leadership. Lexology named Womble Bond Dickinson as its leading firm for US Intellectual Property content creation in the 3rd quarter of 2019. Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Dan Ovanezian was recognized as a Lexology Legal Influencer in the category of US IP Law.

Also, Good2bSocial’s annual Social Law Firm Index 2019 ranked Womble Bond Dickinson #52 among the country’s 200 largest law firms for social media impact and effectiveness. By comparison, the firm currently ranks 77th on the AmLaw100 list of the largest law firms in the US.