September 22, 2021

Tracey L. Mancini
Marketing Communications Manager
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New York, N.Y.Anna Mercado Clark, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, a partner at Phillips Lytle LLP, was a guest on Impact with John Shegerian, a podcast that debuts new episodes each week to its more than 200,000 regular listeners. The podcast features guests who are thought leaders in dozens of different industries but all share a common passion for making the world a better place.

As leader of Phillips Lytle’s Data Security & Privacy Practice, Ms. Clark talked with Mr. Shegerian about the cybersecurity landscape, data privacy protections and common cyberattacks threatening organizations of all sizes and types. Ms. Clark also shared insights into her career and her path to becoming a trusted subject matter expert on data security issues. The podcast episode – which is available at impactpodcast.comopens in a new window – debuted September 21.

The Impact Podcast with John Shegerian has hosted over 1,500 guests from companies such as Verizon, General Motors, JetBlue, Panasonic and dozens of others. In his interviews with business leaders and game-changers, Mr. Shegerian dives into conversations that inspire and inform his listeners on topics ranging from sustainability and the environment to IT and electronics.

The Impact Podcast with John Shegerian is available for listening on ImpactPodcast.comopens in a new window and on most podcast-streaming platforms, including Apple’s iTunesopens in a new window, Amazon Musicopens in a new window, Google Podcastsopens in a new window, Spotifyopens in a new window, Audibleopens in a new window, and as part of iHeartRadio’sopens in a new window digital broadcast.

In addition to serving as the leader of the firm’s Data Security & Privacy Practice Team, Ms. Clark also leads the E‑Discovery & Digital Forensics Practice. She focuses on complex e-discovery and digital forensics, cybersecurity and data privacy, and complex commercial litigation. As a former Assistant District Attorney, she also handles white collar criminal matters and investigations. Additionally, Ms. Clark has 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). CIPP/E and CIPP/US are preeminent certifications for advanced concentration in European data protection laws and U.S. private-sector laws, standards and practices, respectively. CIPM certification recognizes Ms. Clark’s ability to design, build and operate data privacy management programs that are compliant with privacy laws and regulations.

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