Fran Faircloth Recognized as 2022 South Trailblazer by The American Lawyer

Rankings & Awards
October 5, 2022

Data, privacy, and cybersecurity partner Fran Faircloth has been named to The American Lawyer’s 2022 list of “South Trailblazers.” The award recognizes lawyers in the southern states of the U.S. who have “moved the needle in the legal industry,” and who are “true agents of change.” Fran is one of only 54 lawyers to be honored as a member of the list.

Commenting on her practice and the industry as a whole, Fran said, “a few years ago, privacy and cybersecurity were primarily the concern of companies that handled large amounts of consumer or patient data. The widespread adoption of remote working following the Covid-19 pandemic increased the necessity for cloud-based services and remote infrastructure drastically, with security implications for all organizations. Ropes & Gray understands the importance of advising clients on data governance, opportunistic cyber-attacks, ransomware and contact tracing technologies. I am fortunate to work with partners across all our practice groups—from life sciences to asset management and private equity—to help our clients with complex data, privacy and cybersecurity issues.”