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Roy E. Hadley, Jr.

Adams and Reese LLP
Business Lawyer and Trusted Advisor
Recognizing that companies, governments and their leadership face increasing liabilities and risks associated with cybersecurity, Roy serves as independent counsel to boards, board committees and government officials on cyber matters, helping them understand and mitigate legal risks and exposures to protect themselves and the companies/constituents they serve.

Roy has served in the roles of both general counsel and chief privacy officer in the corporate sector, which allows him to bring a unique perspective to his work with clients. Roy has essentially “sat in their seat” and understands the challenges that organizations face when it comes to cyber-security and privacy.
Roy was named as a “Game Changer” in Information Security by Hub Magazine and received the Pinnacle Leadership Award in 2017. He has been recognized by Legal 500 for his work in middle-market mergers and acquisitions and by Savoy Magazine as one of its 2015 Most Influential Lawyers, the “best of the best” who are partners at leading national law firms and corporate counsel at Fortune 1000 companies. Roy was also named one of America’s Most Influential Lawyers for 2013 and a 2012 Cyber Security Visionary by Black Engineering Magazine.

From 1993-1994, Roy was special counsel to the president of the American Bar Association. He also previously served as special assistant attorney general for the state of Georgia.

Roy chairs the Information Security Society for the Technology Association of Georgia and is on the Advisory Board for the National Technology Security Council, both of which give him valuable insight into the real-world threats facing corporate clients.

Roy leads the Municipal Cyber Preparedness and Response Team at Adams and Reese, and was recently named to the City of Atlanta CIO Advisory Board to help support the City of Atlanta’s cybersecurity and preparedness efforts.