Honors and Awards

Dennis Ehling and Sharon Klein Named “2021 Legal Visionaries” by Los Angeles Times B2B Publishing

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Los Angeles partners Dennis M.P. Ehling, who serves as co-chair of the firm’s Gaming group, and Sharon R. Klein, who serves as chair of the firm’s Privacy, Security & Data Protection group, have been recognized as “2021 Legal Visionaries” in Los Angeles Times B2B Publishing’s special supplement, Business of Law: Trends, Updates & Visionaries. This year’s Legal Visionaries are recognized for their “contributions and leadership within their organizations, the legal field, and the community at large.”

In addition to published Legal Visionaries profiles, which are shared below, the Business of Law: Trends, Updates & Visionaries supplement also features the article, Herd Immunity Can Strengthen Cybersecurity, authored by Sharon, as well as a recap of the recent L.A. Times B2B Publishing Business Leadership Awards event, which was co-sponsored by Blank Rome.

To read the full Business of Law: Trends, Updates & Visionaries supplement, please click here.

2021 Legal Visionaries Profiles:

Dennis Ehling Headshot

Dennis M.P. Ehling
Partner, Blank Rome LLP
University of Notre Dame Law School

Blank Rome partner and Gaming Industry co-chair Dennis Ehling has worked with clients in the gaming and interactive entertainment industries for decades on a wide variety of issues, including regulatory and compliance, intellectual property, licensing, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, drafting new legislation, investments, advertising, operations, privacy and confidential internal investigations. He has become one of the most sought after advisors in the country on the intersections of legal online gambling, video gaming and eSports, and the movement of funds necessary to keep those businesses operating smoothly. Ehling’s client roster includes well known casino operators, racing, wagering, internet gaming operators, skill gaming operators, gaming equipment manufacturers, game developers, and other companies that invest in, or provide services to, the gaming, racing and video game industries.

Sharon Klein Headshot

Sharon R. Klein
Partner & Chair, Privacy, Security & Data Protection Practice, Blank Rome LLP
Temple University Beasley School of Law

Blank Rome partner and chair of the Privacy, Security & Data Protection Practice, Sharon R. Klein is committed to ensuring that her clients understand and mitigate the risks involved with use of data in their businesses. Her goal is to enable them to comply with regulations while still positioning themselves to leverage the value of that data. Klein has more than 35 years of experience as a thought leader in data privacy, cybersecurity and complex technology transactions. Her acumen in data privacy stems not only from her significant experience executing outsourcing and technology contracts but also from the 12 years she spent as associate general counsel at Siemens Medical Solutions USA where she notably focused on operationalizing healthcare and life science regulations, including HIPAA/HITECH and the Common Rule.