Privacy and data protection has become a significant concern for businesses and individuals in all sectors of the economy, including health care, education, insurance, banking, finance and defense. The proper protection of data is vital to commercial success, preventing adverse public relations and achieving regulatory compliance.
Today’s businesses collect, transfer, and store a wide range of data on a daily basis. These records often contain vast amounts of sensitive and personal information which, if lost or misused, would create significant business risk. In addition to protecting our clients’ data on the front end, we vigorously protect their interests if the unfortunate case of a breach or data incident does occur. We have a consistent record of assisting leading companies in a variety of industries with privacy and data protection matters. Our knowledge has increased with our client base to include health corporations, academic centers, insurance companies, federal organizations and a variety of other public and private sector clients.
At Shipman & Goodwin we offer a multi-disciplinary team of experienced lawyers who have been counseling clients on data issues for many years. In addition to their practices, several of them are involved in professional activities and associations that keep them abreast of key trends and developments in this critical area. The Chair of our Data Privacy Team, Bill Roberts, was selected by the American Bar Association to participate as a Business Law Fellow, where he focuses on data privacy, telemedicine and the intersection of healthcare and technology. Partner Cathy Intravia is co-leader of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Connecticut Knowledge Net and a member of the American Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Committee on Software and Cloud Computing; she is also a Certified International Privacy Professional. Partner Dan Schwartz is the author of the independent Connecticut Employment Law Blog, which includes posts relating to privacy and social media issues pertaining to employers; for the last 5 years, the ABA journal has named it one of the top 100 law blogs produced by lawyers.
We counsel clients on the following types of matters: