White & Case named to “Global Elite” in GDR 100

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Global Data Review (GDR) has, for the fourth consecutive time, named White & Case LLP to its Global Elite list. Sitting atop the GDR 100 ranking of the world's leading data law firms, these 25 "exceptionally good" practices are noted for their international reach and "top-of-the-market" work.

White & Case is ranked #2 overall, and in the top three in the following categories:

  • Data protection advisory: This category highlights firms advising on "the most complex cross-border projects."
  • Non-personal data advisory: This category focuses on firms' work in areas such as "the collection and use of data used to train AI (and, more recently, bespoke regulatory advice on AI models' operation), critical infrastructure cybersecurity rules like the EU's NIS 2 Directive, or companies seeking advice on how best to protect their valuable proprietary data from espionage or hacks."
  • Investigations: This category considers firms' work with "their most demanding clients," in which "successful teams handled multiple jobs over the relevant period, showing that clients frequently turned in their direction when the going got tough."
  • Litigation: This category identifies firms that were "frequently able to get good results," noting that "getting decisions overturned on appeal or persuading regulators not to take matters further are signs of excellent lawyering, especially in a principles-based field where grey areas abound."

Tim Hickman, partner and head of the Firm's Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity practice, said: "These rankings reflect our commitment to helping clients successfully navigate complex AI, data, and cyber challenges around the world."

GDR's profile of White & Case described the Firm's "ability to handle complex work spanning multiple jurisdictions for some of the world's most demanding clients" and "cross-industry excellence." One client noted the team's "outstanding performance," while another said, "The responsiveness of the partners and the pragmatic advice really sets them apart."