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Alexander Cox(860) 251-5236Email
Alexander Cox is involved in a wide range of privacy issues, but focuses on cybersecurity issues and how to communicate opaque technical information and challenges with clients and regulators. In order to help clients comply with the patchwork of privacy laws, Alex combines his technical and legal knowledge to create user-friendly compliance tools that put privacy issues into practice. In his downtime Alex is a computer enthusiast who enjoys tinkering with various operating system/hardware configurations, donating his computing resources to various distributed computing projects. Alex’s complete biography can be found here.
Alfredo G. Fernández(860) 251-5353Email
Alfredo Fernández focuses his cybersecurity practice on international trade and national security issues, with an emphasis on the aerospace and defense industries. His cybersecurity practice includes assisting clients on compliance with contractual requirements and regulatory standards, such as the NIST basic safeguarding requirements for federal contractors, and developing/implementing Systems Security Plans and Plans of Action and Milestones. Alfredo’s practice also covers assessments for internal/external risks to IP and export-controlled information. As needed, Alfredo guides clients through breach/crisis response as well as drafting voluntary disclosures of identified violations. Alfredo’s complete biography can be found here.
Stephen Forte(212) 376-3015Email
Stephen Forte is the New York practitioner of the Privacy and Data Protection team. As a commercial litigator who has worked the bulk of his career as an attorney representing financial institutions, Steve’s data privacy related work naturally focuses more on financial privacy and related areas such as PCI-DSS. In that vein he has been closely monitoring significant regulatory and legislative changes in the field within New York, such as the New York State Department of Financial Services that went into effect last year. Similarly, Steve regularly monitors decisions of interest from the state and federal courts in both New York and Connecticut, as well as nationally. Steve’s complete biography can be found here.
Stephanie Gomes-Ganhão(860) 251-5239Email
Stephanie Gomes-Ganhão focuses her privacy practice on health care and insurance privacy matters, including counseling clients regarding compliance with HIPAA/HITECH, the federal regulations governing the confidentiality of substance use disorder patient records (42 C.F.R. Part 2), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley-Act (GLBA), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).
Stephanie is also somewhat of a data breach response nerd and stays up to date on security breach trends. She regularly assists clients with establishing compliance programs for the early detection of data privacy concerns and guides clients through the data breach investigation and notification process when a breach has occurred. Stephanie’s complete biography can be found here.
Damian Privitera(860) 251-5504Email
William J. Roberts(860) 251-5051Email
William Roberts is the Chair of Shipman & Goodwin LLP’s Privacy and Data Protection team. Bill is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Bill focuses his practice at the intersection of privacy, technology and the law, and represents a wide range of public and private entities. He assists clients nationwide in navigating legal challenges with respect to regulatory compliance, governmental investigations, data breaches and complex contracting. Clients who seek Bill’s guidance range from start-ups to Fortune 50 companies.
Aside from helping his busy clients, Bill is a father and lifelong skier.
Bill’s complete biography can be found here.
Daniel Schwartz(860) 251-5038Email
Dan represents employers in various employment law matters such as employment discrimination, restrictive covenants, human resources, retaliation and whistle blowing, and wage and hour issues. He has extensive trial and litigation experience in both federal and state courts in a variety of areas, including commercial litigation and trade secret enforcement. Dan is the author of the independent Connecticut Employment Law Blog. The blog discusses new and noteworthy events in labor and employment law on a daily basis.