Gray Plant Mooty Principal Michael Cohen Earns European Privacy Professional Certification


MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (November 12, 2014) — The law firm of Gray Plant Mooty is proud to announce that Michael Cohen has earned the Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) credential through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Already a Certified Information Privacy Professional for the U.S., Cohen is now one of the few lawyers in Minnesota who holds certifications in both U.S. and European privacy. He possesses over 25 years of experience representing a variety of businesses, organizations, and individuals in the acquisition, development, manufacture, marketing, licensing, and distribution of products and services. Cohen is also the author of A Legal Guide to Privacy and Data Security, a free guide for Minnesota businesses created in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) on key global, federal, and Minnesota privacy and data security laws.

Developed and launched by the IAPP with leading subject matter experts, the CIPP is the world’s first broad-based global privacy and data protection credentialing program. The CIPP/E is the first professional credential specific to European data protection professionals that is part of a comprehensive, principles-based framework and knowledge base in information privacy. The CIPP/E encompasses pan-European and national data protection laws, the European model for privacy enforcement, key privacy terminology, and practical concepts concerning the protection of personal data and trans-border data flows. 

About Gray Plant Mooty:

Gray Plant Mooty is recognized as one of the leading corporate law firms in Minnesota and one of the top franchise firms in the world. Our roots go back to 1866. Today, we are a 170-attorney, full-service firm with offices in Minneapolis and St. Cloud, Minnesota, and Washington, DC. Our attorneys and staff provide exceptional client service and value to our clients, and directly or with our global affiliations, we provide comprehensive legal services on a regional, national, and global basis.