April 23, 2024

Four Phillips Lytle Partners Name to Law360 2024 Editorial Advisory Boards

David Flynn, Craig Leslie, Anna Mercado Clark, Doug Dimitroff, Phillips Lytle logo

Buffalo, N.Y. – Phillips Lytle LLP Partners Douglas W. Dimitroff, Anna Mercado Clark, Craig A. Leslie and David P. Flynn have been selected for the 2024 Law360 Editorial Advisory Boards. Doug will continue his role on the Telecommunications Editorial Advisory Board, and Anna will continue her role on the Cybersecurity & Privacy Editorial Advisory Board. Craig has been named to the New York Editorial Advisory Board and David will serve on the Real Estate Authority Editorial Board.

The purpose of the editorial advisory board is to get feedback from readers on how Law360 can improve its coverage and to provide our reporters with a pool of potential sources. The boards also provide insight to Law360 on trends in legal developments. Hundreds of lawyers contribute thought leadership to Law360, but only a limited number are chosen for editorial advisory boards.

Douglas Dimitroff is the Managing Partner of Phillips Lytle and member of the firm’s Telecommunications Team. He will participate in the Telecommunications Editorial Advisory Board for the fifth consecutive year. Focusing in the areas of telecommunications law, he has nearly 30 years of experience in telecommunications matters, representing leading telecommunications carriers, infrastructure providers and numerous other clients involved in the telecommunications industry. His representation has included transactional and litigation matters – such as permitting for wireless telecommunication carriers, tower owners and developers – and site leasing work, site development, and asset sales and purchases throughout the U.S. He has particular expertise in distributed antenna system (DAS) and other small cell networks where he is involved with both business and regulatory aspects. Doug is a founder and former board member of the New York State Wireless Association.

Anna Mercado Clark will assume her role on the Cybersecurity and Privacy Editorial Advisory Board for the third consecutive year. She is the leader of Phillips Lytle’s Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Team and has extensive experience advising businesses in the technology, consumer, health care, real estate, insurance, energy, construction, government and financial industries regarding information management, litigation readiness, cross-border data transfers, third-party data risk management disaster recovery and avoidance. Anna is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and has also been awarded the following ANSI-accredited credentials by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP): Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E); Certified Information Privacy Professional for the U.S. Private Sector (CIPP/US); and Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM). She has also been designated as a Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP).

Craig Leslie is leader of Phillips Lytle’s Litigation Practice Group and is co-leader of the firm’s Appellate Practice Team. With over 20 years of experience trying high-stakes cases in state and federal court, he is also an authority in tort and product liability defense, commercial litigation and creditors’ rights, personal injury litigation, and real property tax valuation, tax assessment and eminent domain proceedings.

David Flynn is a partner at Phillips Lytle and leader of the firm’s Environmental Law Practice Team. His experience specializing in regulatory compliance, brownfield redevelopment and sediment remedial projects, brings a unique perspective to the Real Estate Authority Editorial Board. He was involved in the first successful conversion of a former industrial brownfield into a manufacturing facility in New York State.

Phillips Lytle LLP is a preeminent law firm that is recognized nationally for its legal excellence. With offices across New York State and in Chicago, IL; Washington, D.C.; and Canada, our attorneys serve a multinational client base, including Fortune 1000 companies, global and regional financial institutions, not-for-profit organizations, middle-market companies, startups, entrepreneurs and individuals on important matters affecting their businesses and personal wealth. For more information, visit phillipslytle.com.


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