Two Shook Attorneys Obtain CIPP/US Privacy and Data Security Certification

Shook Partners John Sherk and Tammy Webb have obtained Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) accreditation from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). The CIPP/US is the leading credential for data protection professionals in the United States, reinforcing knowledge of and experience with a comprehensive approach to the protection of personal data and data flows. 

Sherk and Webb are nationally recognized in class action litigation. Over the course of his three-decades-long career, Sherk has represented a wide array of clients in high-stakes litigation in varied engagements, which has given him a depth of understanding about how to handle difficult and costly matters for large corporate clients. Webb’s practice focuses on class actions and multidistrict litigation, as well as product liability and toxic tort litigation, and she has successfully defended more than 100 nationwide and statewide class actions and MDLs alleging unfair business practices, product liability, trespass, nuisance and medical monitoring claims. With the addition of their CIPP/US certifications, both Sherk and Webb are well-positioned to defend companies in class action lawsuits arising from the collection, use and sharing of personal information.

The CIPP is considered the global standard in privacy and data security certification. Shook now boasts seven attorneys who possess CIPP certifications, with Sherk and Webb joining Partner Al Saikali and Associates Colman McCarthy, Kate Paine, Tatiana Rice and Palak Shah in having obtained the CIPP certification.