Melissa G. Powers Appointed KnowledgeNet Chapter Chair for the St. Louis Chapter of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

Lewis Rice is pleased to announce that associate Melissa G. Powers has been appointed KnowledgeNet Chapter Chair for the St. Louis Chapter of International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). IAPP helps professionals manage the risks associated with the information economy and protect their organization's data. In her two-year term as KnowledgeNet Chapter Chair, Melissa will organize educational meetings and networking activities throughout the year for local members. Four chairs are selected per chapter with the goal of creating a balanced working group based on experience level, industry sector, geographic location, and area of expertise.

Melissa is an associate practicing general business and transactional law in the Corporate Department of Lewis Rice. She has experience helping companies mitigate the risk involved with collecting and sharing personal data. Melissa advises on compliance and best practices for data management and incident preparedness and provides critical legal counsel in the immediate aftermath of cyber incidents.