Law firm expanding pioneering cybersecurity operation in North America

Hamish Singh, partner, Ed Lewis, partner and Sasha Henry, senior managing consultant

Liverpool-based law firm, Weightmans, is expanding its operations and establishing a new permanent presence in North America through its CyXcel business.

Since launching last year, the cybersecurity, breach management and transformation consultancy has exceeded all strategic objectives, with rapid growth across an international client base overseen by a leadership team of market experts.

The business’s new North America operation will be led from the USA, with a specialist on-the-ground team offering clients the same core risk, strategy and technical consultancy offered in the UK.

John Schorah, managing partner at Weightmans, said: “After a strong first year, CyXcel is expanding rapidly with the opening of a new operation in North America.

“Our investment in CyXcel reflects not only the increased global demand for cyber technical services, but also the firm’s growing stature on the world stage as a pioneer of solutions to the broader business challenges faced by our clients.”

Edward Lewis, managing partner and co-founder of CyXcel, said: “We are now in a very strong position to leverage the success CyXcel has already seen in the UK and Europe since launch, and replicate it in North America, the biggest cybersecurity market in the world.

“This presents a huge opportunity to realise a market leading position, and I must thank both Weightmans and our fabulous team for laying such solid foundations in making our global ambitions possible.”

Weightmans says CyXcel is the first global business to integrate expertise across law and cybersecurity, giving organisations the knowledge and means to defend against threats, navigate crises, and retain control of their data and technology.

Its diverse team is drawn from a cross section of the industry’s best – including the legal sector, Big 4, and government cyber teams on both sides of the Atlantic, said the firm, which it adds provides a depth of expertise and speed of crisis response that sets a new standard on the global security stage.