We are pleased to announce that Mary Costigan will be joining our Privacy, e-Communications and Data Security group today as part of an externship with Pace University Law School’s New Directions for Attorneys Program. Mary’s desire to return to legal work in this area shows the continued interest in cybersecurity and privacy issues and the surge in demand for expertise in this exciting and evolving space. We are honored that Jill Backer, Asst. Dean for Career and Professional Development Pace University School of Law and Director of the New Directions Program reached out to us to support the Program and help develop Mary’s expertise. Welcome Mary!

The New Directions for Attorneys Program assists attorneys in returning to traditional law practice or an alternative legal career. Its participants are graduates of many different law schools, and have practiced in numerous types of settings, including not-for-profit organizations, government agencies, law firms, corporations, and others. According to Ms. Backer, “the Program is critical in getting successful attorneys who stepped away from practice for a few years, back to work.” The Program has been in existence for 10 years and touts more than 260 alumni. The Program has been recognized numerous times in the media, including The New York Times, Bloomberg News, MORE Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Harvard Business Review, CNN, and many others. 

You can find more information about the Program here. In the meantime, we are looking forward to working with Mary.