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Ice Miller Names Reena Bajowala New Data Security & Privacy Practice Group Chair Ice Miller Names Reena Bajowala New Data Security & Privacy Practice Group Chair

Ice Miller Names Reena Bajowala New Data Security & Privacy Practice Group Chair

Ice Miller has named partner Reena Bajowala, CIPT, CIPM, CIPP/US, as the new head of its Data Security & Privacy Practice Group

With deep experience in data security, information technology and privacy law issues, and a broad practice including counseling and advice, and litigation, Bajowala is a much sought-after lawyer who clients turn to for help investigating, remediating and complying with legal obligations when faced with a data breach, including in business email compromise, ransomware or wire transfer fraud scenarios. 

“As more businesses face threats, and see opportunities, related to their data and information, it is important for Ice Miller to have an attorney like Reena leading the practice group. She has the skills and experience to continue to grow the group across our offices and lead it into the future,” said Ice Miller Chief Managing Partner Michael Millikan. “As a firm, we are grateful for her leadership and experience in this area.”

Bajowala’s experience extends to conducting risk assessments, developing privacy and information security compliance programs, and doing proactive planning for potential data security incidents, including drafting incident response plans, communications plans and conducting tabletop exercises. In response to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s increased attention to board responsibilities regarding cybersecurity, she is retained to train public and private company boards of directors on issues of cyber literacy. In addition, Reena helps evaluate legal risks relating to emerging technologies, including Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and drones.Reena also represents buyers and providers of IT services facing issues ranging from billing and performance disputes to copyright and licensing disputes.

She is a sought-after speaker and presenter on topics such as cybersecurity and incident response. Through a competitive process, she was selected as a 2021-2023 Fellow of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section with the Cyberspace Law Subcommittee.

Bajowala co-chairs the Drone Interest Group regulatory & legal subcommittee for leading Chicago tech incubator 1871, and serves on 1871’s Tech Council. She is also a member of the Steering Committee for the Cyber Fraud Task Force.    

She also is an advocate for racial equity and access to justice and serves on Ice Miller’s Racial Justice Task Force. Reena received the "Best Under 40" award from NAPABA, the POW! award from Womenetics and a "Most Powerful and Influential Woman" award from the Illinois Diversity Council. She is a 2013 Fellow and Alumni Regional Midwest Lead of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. She has also been recognized for her pro bono work on human trafficking, fair housing, civil rights and access to justice. In 2018, she received a Distinguished Alumni award from the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) and in 2014 she received the inaugural Corporate Partner Award from the Shriver Center on Poverty Law. 


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