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Dickinson Wright Receives ISO/IEC 27701:2019 Certification for Security Techniques

TROY, Mich., May 11, 2020 – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that the firm has received ISO/IEC 27701:2019 certification, becoming the first law firm headquartered in Michigan and one of the first law firms in the world to achieve the privacy management certification.

“ISO/IEC 27701:2019 certification is an important next step in Dickinson Wright’s evolution to make sure that our information technology services and privacy information management systems are secure and efficient for our clients,” said Michael Kolb, Chief Information & Security Officer. “ISO certification allows us to continually improve the firm’s information security and privacy information management systems while streamlining our efforts to provide additional security for our clients when handling highly-sensitive matters concerning their business.”

The ISO/IEC 27701 standard, published in August 2019, provides a framework for organizations to safeguard personally identifiable information (PII). Privacy regulations, such as the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), are increasing in many jurisdictions, which is causing many law firm clients to take a closer look at how their PII is being protected. By achieving ISO/IEC 27701 certification, Dickinson Wright can demonstrate to its clients that it is one of the legal industry leaders in the area of data privacy.

ISO/IEC 27701:2019 provides guidance for establishing, implementing, maintaining, and continually improving the firm’s Privacy Information Management System (PIMS). ISO/IEC 27701:2019 certification is an extension to ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 27002 for privacy management within the context of the organization. Dickinson Wright became ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certified in 2016.

About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 475 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas and 16 industry groups. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has 18 offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and 11 other domestic offices in Austin and El Paso, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, Tenn.; Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Silicon Valley, Calif.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canadian office is located in Toronto.

Dickinson Wright offers our clients a distinctive combination of superb client service, exceptional quality, value for fees, industry expertise, and business acumen. As one of the few law firms with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification and one of the only firms with ISO/IEC 27701:2019 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management procedures, security controls and privacy processes for our commercial transactions. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited for their expertise and experience by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.