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Loeb & Loeb Adds Privacy and Data Security Partner Harry Valetk In New York

Loeb & Loeb is pleased to announce the arrival of Harry Valetk to the firm’s New York office where he will be a partner in the Privacy, Security and Data Innovation practice group. Valetk joins Loeb & Loeb with significant experience in advising clients on global privacy and data protection matters across the financial services, retail, pharmaceutical and healthcare, travel and hospitality, cloud technology, and manufacturing industries. 

Valetk has worked both in-house and as external advisor to large global companies in their strategic efforts to protect personal data, build out a global Privacy Risk Framework, achieve compliance with applicable privacy and data protection laws, deploy cross-border data transfer solutions, and manage data and cyber security incidents.

“Harry is deeply experienced in privacy, security and data compliance, having handled a diverse range of clients and challenges, and that will make him a tremendous asset to our clients,” said Jessica Lee, Chair, Privacy, Security and Data Innovation group. “His addition significantly enhances our team’s collective capabilities as we help clients navigate this complex and rapidly changing digital privacy landscape.”

Valetk’s practice focuses on issues including global regulatory implementation readiness for privacy laws, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), and Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). He also works with companies in developing customized and comprehensive incident response plans, trainings, table-top exercises, and advising senior management on liability risk mitigation. 

“We are pleased to welcome Harry to our market-leading Privacy and Data security practice. We are excited to further enhance the services and support we offer to our clients with the addition of another high caliber lawyer in New York” said Laurie Ruckel, New York office managing partner.

“Loeb lawyers have earned a stellar reputation in counseling clients and helping them anticipate risks, meet challenges, and implement sound privacy and data security policies,” said Valetk.  “I’m thrilled to join this highly regarded team and help clients address evolving and overlapping government and industry regulatory schemes .”

Valetk earned his B.B.A. from Bernard M. Baruch College and his J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. He joins Loeb & Loeb from Baker McKenzie.