Kelley Drye Welcomes Leading Consumer Protection Experts To The Firm

Monday, November 2, 2009 - 01:00

Joan (Jodie) Z. Bernstein and Dana B. Rosenfeld, two of the country's preeminent consumer protection experts, have joined Kelley Drye & Warren LLP.Both will advise clients across the spectrum of privacy and consumer protection law, and Ms. Rosenfeld will serve as chair of Kelley Drye's Privacy and Information Security practice. They will practice in the Advertising and Marketing group based in the firm's Washington, D.C. office.

Ms. Bernstein is widely respected among consumer groups, industry organizations and the private bar as one of the country's leading lawyers. Her public service includes appointments as Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission, General Counsel of the Environmental Protection Agency and General Counsel of the Department of Health and Human Services.

This month, Ms. Bernstein will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from American Lawyer. She is also a recipient of the Miles W. Kirkpatrick Award for Lifetime Federal Trade Commission Achievement, which is presented to an individual whose contributions to the agency are reflected in all facets of the honoree's work, inside and outside the agency.

With a practice encompassing privacy, data security, advertising and consumer finance, Ms. Rosenfeld represents clients before the FTC and state Attorneys General, provides ongoing compliance advice, and assists in the development of legislative policy positions and self-regulatory corporate responsibility programs.

Ms. Rosenfeld regularly counsels companies in developing and implementing policies consistent with legal mandates and self-regulatory programs governing collection, use, and security of personal data.