Former Alston & Bird partner Amy Mushahwar has joined Lowenstein Sandler’s Washington, office as chair of its data, privacy, and cybersecurity practice, working alongside practice group founder and chair emeritus Mary Hildebrand to expand the group’s capabilities in the wake of surging demand for cyber law services.

“My lifeblood is technology,” Mushahwar said. “I was searching for a place to be closer to emerging companies, closer to really a more legal business role. … This is a very exciting place to be.”