WASHINGTON – Leading legal rankings service Chambers and Partners has recognized Robert R. Belair as one of the premier privacy attorneys in the United States.
Mr. Belair leads Arnall Golden Gregory’s Privacy and Consumer Regulatory Practice, co-chairs the Government and Regulatory Practice and is managing partner of the firm’s Washington, D.C., office.
Arnall Golden Gregory’s 11 Privacy and Consumer Regulatory attorneys advise companies, associations and government entities on managing consumer information, safeguarding consumer privacy and responding to data breaches.
The Washington office opened in January 2011, and since then Mr. Belair has been instrumental in guiding its growth to encompass a broad range of services, including regulatory counsel for healthcare and other industries, government investigations and white collar defense, government contracts, background screening, and social media.
In all, 16 Arnall Golden Gregory attorneys and eight practices are included in the 2016 Chambers USA Guide.
Mr. Belair is listed as a “leader in his field” in Chambers’ nationwide Privacy & Data Security category.
Mr. Belair said Arnall Golden Gregory’s focus on industry expertise is what distinguishes the firm. “The success of the D.C. office springs from AGG’s culture – know your client, know your client’s industry, know the laws that regulate your client, and do whatever can be done appropriately to help your client achieve its goals.”
Before joining Arnall Golden Gregory, Mr. Belair served as Deputy Counsel to the White House Privacy Committee in the Ford Administration and as a lawyer in the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection doing Fair Credit Reporting Act and other privacy-related work.
Later, Mr. Belair served as General Counsel of the National Commission on the Confidentiality of Health Records. In private practice, he was a founding partner of the former Oldaker, Biden & Belair.
On the Hill, Mr. Belair served on the Judiciary Committee Advisory Committee for Chairman Joe Biden and as an advisor to Senator Bob Bennett’s Health Privacy Task Force.
Together with the late Alan Westin, he was the editor for ten years of the preeminent privacy periodical for the business community, Privacy & American Business.
Chambers and Partners has conducted research on legal services worldwide for 26 years in order to compile its “Leaders in the Field” rankings.
About Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
Arnall Golden Gregory was selected to The National Law Journal’s prestigious “Midsize Hot List” because of its success in helping aspiring businesses resolve pressing issues related to regulation, litigation, globalization, privacy and growth. With 160 attorneys in Atlanta and Washington, DC, AGG provides exceptional partner relationships, deep industry knowledge, flexible service, and value to help clients grow and protect their businesses and achieve their definition of success.
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