Australia’s leading cyberlaw expert Helaine Leggat has joined Sladen Legal as head of the firm’s new Cyberlaw practice.
Helaine is one of only a handful of lawyers in the world to hold CISSP, CISM, CIPP and CIPP/IT credentials*. Put simply, that means in addition to her law credentials, Helaine has earned some of the world’s most esteemed certifications in cybersecurity, privacy and information security.
Throughout her almost 20-year career, Helaine has advised governments and scores of blue-chip corporates on the intersection of information technology, global business and cyberspace. Her areas of expertise include cyberlaw, cybersecurity, surveillance, information governance, information security, data protection, privacy and information technology law.
Sladen Legal CEO, Andrew Barnes, was effusive about Helaine joining the firm.
“No other lawyer in Australia comes close to matching Helaine’s credentials and expertise,” he said. “Helaine is a recognised global expert in information technology law, not a commercial lawyer who does M&A work and outsourcing contracts for technology companies.”
Helaine has numerous professional associations and memberships, including being a director of the Australian Information Security Association, a member of the Expert Network for the Australian Department of Industry and Science, and a member of the Ducere Global Leaders Faculty. She participated in a working group for the Prime Minister's Advisory Council on Cyber Security.
*CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional; CSIM - Certified Information Systems Security Manager; CIPP - Certified Information Privacy Professional; CIPP/IT - Certified Information Privacy Professional, IT