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Movers & Shakers

A Collection of Moves in the Cybersecurity and Privacy Practice Areas


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George Socha, the e-discovery pioneer and founder of Socha Consulting, will be joining BDO Consulting as managing director in BDO’s Forensic Technology Services practice. Socha, who developed the e-discovery reference model and helped found the EDRM organization, said that he had been looking for a position with an established company for a while. In particular, the retirement of fellow EDRM co-founder Tom Gelbmann, as well as the machinations of the current e-discovery market, were major reasons behind the switch.

Catalyst announced that John Barr will become its president, overseeing operations, development and internal management. Previously, Barr was the chief operating officer of Yieldex, a big data analytics company that helped publishers maximize digital advertising revenue.

Robinson & Cole has appointed lawyer and cyber expert Richard Borden as counsel to its privacy and security team. Prior to joining Robinson & Cole, Borden was The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation’s (DTCC) chief privacy officer as well as chief cybersecurity and privacy counsel.

Cybersecurity software company Rapid7 has named Peter Kaes its first-ever general counsel. He has been at the company since 2014 in the role of vice president of legal. Kaes says that his career experience, including 10 years as associate general counsel at software development firm Rocket Software, has primed him for his new role. “I believe that the legal function is most effective when it can create a culture in which it works as an ally of the business to get to a solution, rather than being perceived as the company’s hall monitor,” he says.

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