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Data Protection and Privacy Counsel James Castro-Edwards Joins Arnold & Porter in London

September 13, 2021

LONDON, September 13, 2021 — Arnold & Porter announced today that James Castro-Edwards has joined the firm’s Privacy, Cybersecurity & Data Strategy group as Counsel, resident in London.

Kathleen Harris, head of Arnold & Porter’s London office and co-chair of the firm’s Anti-Corruption practice, said: “James’s arrival will help us continue to meet the growing critical demand for global data protection and privacy advice in the UK. I look forward to having James work with our broader privacy team to provide robust UK and European counsel and address our clients’ needs in a rapidly changing environment.”

Mr. Castro-Edwards manages global data protection compliance projects for multinational companies, advises on data protection issues, and helps companies respond to data breach situations. Mr. Castro-Edwards represents private equity funds, media and technology organizations, and medical device and pharmaceutical companies. In addition to advising clients on data protection issues, Mr. Castro-Edwards has created innovative data protection support, audit and training programs to serve clients’ growing needs.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Castro-Edwards was in private practice and served as a Solicitor in the data protection group at PwC Legal.

Mr. Castro-Edwards earned his JD from Queen Mary University of London and qualified at Japanese investment bank Mizuho International in 2004.

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About Arnold & Porter’s Privacy, Cybersecurity & Data Strategy practice

Arnold & Porter's Privacy, Cybersecurity & Data Strategy practice helps clients create risk-mitigated, global, scalable, and flexible privacy and cyber programs and data strategies for innovative data products, services and uses. The team assists a wide range of industries in the challenging task of protecting data in line with ever-growing and overlapping legal regimes. As traditional healthcare, life sciences, financial services, consumer products, and other companies become data companies, the team has the insight and experience to help benchmark and prioritize resources, negotiate transactions, and evaluate potential business targets. When an attack happens, the practice quickly mobilizes its investigation and litigation teams, which have successfully defended clients against data breach and privacy plaintiffs as well as the major data protection authorities, to contain the incident and minimize losses.

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