On October 25-28, the Defense Research Institute (DRI) hosted its annual meeting in Philadelphia where Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Colton Driver was appointed to a committee leadership position and received an award for a recent publication. Colton was appointed the next Vice Chair of DRI’s Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Committee, chaired this coming year by Brent J. Arnold of Gowling WLG’s Toronto office. This position will last through 2023.
At the meeting, Colton received the G. Duffield Smith Outstanding Publication Award for his 2021 article “Power to the PIPL? A Look at China’s Sweeping New Privacy Legislation,” which was published in In-House Defense Quarterly last fall. Outgoing DRI President Douglas K. Burrell and DRI President-Elect Lana A. Olson presented Colton with this honor at the closing dinner.
Colton focuses his practice on data privacy compliance and electronic discovery issues. He works with clients to craft and implement proactive privacy programs that allow for appropriate collection, use, and sharing of data in the midst of ever-changing local and international privacy laws. He also has significant experience assisting clients with various data issues on the e-discovery front in complex litigation.
DRI is the largest international membership organization of attorneys defending the interests of business and individuals in civil litigation. DRI provides world-class legal education, deep expertise for policymakers, legal resources, and networking opportunities to facilitate career and law firm growth. More information about the organization can be found on the DRI website.