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Christopher M. Hannan Earns Global Information Assurance Certification

Christopher M. Hannan of Baker Donelson has earned a Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) Law of Data Security & Investigations (GLEG) certification.

GIAC is a certification body featuring more than 30 hands-on, technical certifications in information security. GIAC has certified more than 85,000 IT security professionals since it was founded in 1999. Eleven GIAC certifications are accredited under the IEC/ISO/ANSI 17024 quality standard for certifying bodies. The GLEG certification validates a practitioner's knowledge of the law regarding electronically stored and transmitted records. GLEG certification holders have demonstrated knowledge of the law of fraud, crime, policy, contracts, liability, IT security and active defense.

A shareholder in Baker Donelson's New Orleans office, Mr. Hannan concentrates his practice in admiralty and maritime law and is a member of the Firm's Marine and Energy Industry Service Team. He has significant experience in a variety of areas involving insurance defense and personal injury claims, both inland and offshore marine concerns, as well as the onshore and offshore energy industries. He also has extensive experience providing contract and regulatory advice for maritime and offshore industry clients, with a focus on U.S. Coast Guard compliance issues (including coastwise trade concerns), indemnity, insurance and additional insured issues, as well as representation in maritime commercial disputes, including maritime lien issues and anti-indemnity act concerns. As the blogmaster of Baker Donelson's "Striding the Quarterdeck" maritime blog, Mr. Hannan regularly writes about cybersecurity issues facing the maritime industry.

Mr. Hannan is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Admiralty and Maritime Law and has been named a Rising Star by Louisiana Super Lawyers. A graduate of the Loyola School of Law, he is a member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States and the Offshore Marine Service Association.

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