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21st Century Legal Career Series Volume 1 - Data Protection Practice: The Brave New Legal World

21st Century Legal Career Series Volume 1 - Data Protection Practice: The Brave New Legal World

Richard L. Hermann, 2017.

Explore the field Richard Hermann calls “a once-in-a-generation opportunity for lawyers.” The current—and future—demand for attorneys who understand the legal implications of cyber threats and how to manage and defend against them, and both assess and control the damage they wreak, is intense. Data protection law is one of today’s hottest practice areas and one that is likely to be just as hot an arena of business, personal, and legal concern for many years to come. The incentives to hack into databases and find ways around cyber defenses are enormous. They attract not only criminal elements seeking financial gain, but also malevolent individuals and organizations intent on damaging reputations and causing embarrassment, as well as governments looking to advance their foreign policy goals at the expense of their rivals.

Data protection is a wide-open field. It allows attorneys to apply the numerous legal skills they already possess and retool them for a practice area in great demand. Data protection training opens doors to jobs and careers. Technology know-how is a plus, but not mandatory, because there are only a handful of attorneys with an in-depth understanding of the technological aspects of data security. A data protection attorney, most importantly, must be able to communicate effectively with people from all disciplines and backgrounds, especially technology.

Contents include:

  • Preliminaries: What You Need to Know About Data Protection Law
  • Why is Data Protection So Hot?
  • The State of Data Protection Law Today
  • The Work
  • Who Hires? “Mainstream” Jobs in Data Protection Law
  • Who Hires? JD-Advantage Jobs in Data Protection
  • What Does It Pay?
  • Breaking into Data Protection Law
  • Finding Out About Data Protection Jobs before Everyone Else
  • And more!

About the 21st Century Legal Career Series
No one has a crystal ball, but Richard L. Hermann has spent his career— more than 30 years— researching, evaluating, and accurately predicting where the career opportunities will be for law graduates. He has counseled attorneys from new lawyers to 20-year practitioners on how and where to hunt for the next, best option.

Affordably priced, the volumes in the “21st Century Legal Career Series” provide law schools and law students or anyone considering a change of career with invaluable guidance and information on the careers of the future!

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