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Gregory J. Leighton Designated Privacy Law Specialist by the International Association of Privacy Professionals

Neal Gerber Eisenberg and The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) are pleased to announce that Gregory J. Leighton, a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group and the leader of its data privacy and information governance practice, has received the IAPP’s Privacy Law Specialist designation.1 This elite designation acknowledges that Greg has met the rigorous experience and knowledge requirements to distinguish himself as a leader in the Privacy Law industry.

“There is an increasing importance for legal teams to be well versed on the rapidly evolving area of privacy law,” said J. Trevor Hughes, IAPP President and CEO. “With this designation, Greg demonstrates his qualification to remain at the forefront of this legal field and join other leaders in a key intersection of policy, law and technology.”

“We are delighted that Greg has achieved this special designation in recognition of his work and knowledge in the cutting-edge field of privacy law,” said Michael Kelber, co-chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group. “His dedication and commitment to excellence put him at the vanguard of this practice and make him an advisor our clients trust.”

The Privacy Law Specialist certification is administered by the International Association of Privacy Professionals and accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA), which marks the 15th legal specialty accredited by this institution. The credential is available to attorneys admitted to a U.S. state bar who pass the CIPP/US exam, as well as either the CIPM or the CIPT programs.

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About the IAPP

The International Association of Privacy Professionals is the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource. Founded in 2000, the IAPP is a not-for-profit organization that helps define, support and improve the privacy profession globally. More information about the IAPP is available at For more information on applying to become a Privacy Law Specialist, please visit or email to get the process started.

1The Supreme Court of Illinois does not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law, and this designation is not a requirement to practice law in Illinois.