ATLANTA (August 21, 2023) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that Tampa Partner Robert Stines has been appointed chair of the American Bar Association’s TIPS Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Committee for a term beginning on September 1. Most recently, Mr. Stines was the Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Committee’s chair-elect.
Robert Stines is a partner in SGR’s Litigation Practice. Mr. Stines has earned a reputation as a trusted advisor in the areas of cybersecurity, privacy, data protection, cyber insurance, e-discovery, and emerging technologies. He counsels clients in a range of industry sectors on privacy and data security compliance, information governance, digital marketing, and emerging technology issues. In mergers and acquisitions, clients rely on him to assist with privacy and data protection due diligence. Mr. Stines also represents clients in a variety of litigation matters including data breach class actions, fraudulent transfers of funds, business email compromise, contract, and insurance lawsuits.
The principal mission of the Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Committee is to communicate information to ABA and TIPS members in order to educate them and bring awareness to cybersecurity and privacy issues which they or their clients may encounter on a daily basis in the course of their legal practices.
About the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
The American Bar Association is the largest voluntary association of lawyers in the world. The Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) is the source of knowledge and leadership on trial practice and critical issues of justice that involve tort and insurance law. For more information, visit Tort Trial & Insurance Practice (americanbar.org).
About Smith Gambrell Russell
SGR is a full-service, international law firm that advises regional, national and global businesses on a wide range of legal matters. The Firm’s nearly 400 attorneys provide legal counsel in more than 50 specialized practice areas, including corporate transactions, litigation, intellectual property, aviation, banking, real estate, insurance/reinsurance, construction, employment law, international, and employee benefits and executive compensation. Founded in 1893, SGR has 14 domestic and international offices, including Atlanta; Austin; Charlotte; Chicago; Jacksonville, FL; London; Los Angeles; Miami; Munich; New York; Southampton; Springfield, IL; Tampa, FL; and Washington, D.C.