Erin Illman Named a Leader in the Law in North Carolina

Accolade, Firm News

Bradley is pleased to announce that Erin Jane Illman, a partner in the firm’s Charlotte office and co-chair of Bradley’s Cybersecurity and Privacy Practice Group, has been named by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly as one of its 2018 Leaders in the Law.

“We congratulate Erin on her recognition from North Carolina Lawyers Weekly as a Leader in the Law,” said Bradley Charlotte Office Managing Partner Christopher C. Lam. “We are proud to see others acknowledge Erin’s many achievements as a leader in the state in cybersecurity and privacy law, as well as in our community.”

Nominated by their peers, the Leaders in the Law are North Carolina attorneys who have gone above and beyond in their profession and the community. They are regarded as among the most influential individuals within the state’s legal community. The award winners were selected by a panel of judges and will be honored Sept. 20 at an event in Greensboro, N.C.

Ms. Illman regularly advises clients on state and federal privacy and data security requirements, global data protection laws, and guides clients on risks and potential liabilities associated with inadequate privacy and data security practices. She also manages privacy-related enforcement actions and litigation. Her practice includes representing companies in reactive incident response situations, including insider cybersecurity threats, electronic and physical theft of trade secrets, and investigation, analysis, and notification efforts with respect to security incidents and breaches. In addition, Ms. Illman counsels clients on a variety of e-commerce, electronic marketing, digital contracts, and emerging technologies such as blockchain. She also has broad experience in complex loan transactions, including trade finance, capital-backed subscription lines, and multi-bank, multi-state and international lending arrangements.

Ms. Illman is designated as an ANSI Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. She also serves on the North Carolina Bar Association’s Privacy and Security Committee.

Ms. Illman received her J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.