Law firm Wotton + Kearney has promoted cyber, privacy and data security specialist Joseph Fitzgerald to partner.

Fitzgerald advises large sporting, health, education and infrastructure bodies, as well as SME and non-profit entities on their cyber and data security risks. 

The firm said its new hire “takes a proactive and commercial approach to addressing issues such as incident response, cyber insurance coverage, data privacy and data protection”. He is a fellow of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

In 2021, Joseph was recognised for his expertise as a finalist in the Young Insurance Professional of the Year category at the ANZIIF NZ Industry Awards.

“Joseph’s promotion won’t surprise anyone who has worked with him, as he is an absolute star in the cyber, privacy and data security space.  At Wotton + Kearney, and at our Legalign Global partner DAC Beachcroft in London, he’s advised on the full range of cyber and data incidents, spanning data breaches, network compromises, malware and ransomware infections, and various bank and payment frauds, ” said Antony Holden, the managing partner of Wotton + Kearney New Zealand.

March 2022