Mark E. Schreiber: Lawyer with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

Mark E. Schreiber

Boston,  MA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Privacy & Data Protection
  • Complex Litigation
  • Labor & Employment
  • Class Action
  • Cross Border
  • Corruption & the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • White Collar & Government Enforcement
  • Cloud Computing & Managed IT Services
  • Technology
  • Media & Telecommunications
  • Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Compliance for Risk Management
  • Healthcare
  • Life Sciences
  • Educational Institutions
University University of Michigan, B.A., with distinction, 1969
Law SchoolHarvard University, J.D., 1972
Admitted1972, Massachusetts; 1973, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts; 1976, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit; 1979, U.S. Supreme Court; 1984, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit


Chair, Privacy Matters - World Law Group
Co-chair, Boston Bar Association Privacy Comm. (2007-09)
Arbitrator and Mediator, American Arbitration Association (AAA) (Commercial/Labor and Employment panel)
International Association of Privacy Professionals

BornSt. Louis, Missouri, 1947

Mark E. Schreiber's practice is in management defense of privacy, employment, and compliance matters, including internal company investigations involving data breaches, health care, anti-kickback, alleged fraud, financial improprieties, and other misconduct. He advises boards and special board committees on these matters.

He is the Chair of the Firm's Privacy and Data Protection Group Steering Committee and also Chair for Privacy Matters of the World Law Group, an international affiliation of 52 large law firms in some 65 countries. Mr. Schreiber was the recipient of the 2012 World Law Group Practice/Industry Group Leader of the Year Award in recognition of his privacy work. Edwards Wildman's Privacy & Data Protection Group is nationally recognized in the 2014 US Legal 500 and the 2014 Chambers & Partners USA Guide.

He has handled a number of credit card and other breaches, data collection, zip code, HIPAA, medical, Gramm Leach, U.S. Safe Harbor and E.U. privacy and security matters for financial services, biotech, high tech, and universities in the U.S. and other countries. He has practiced extensively in data breach management, including in multi-national settings, compliance and privacy policy design, workplace e-mail and Internet matters, employee on-line misconduct and responses to government electronic searches. Among his practice areas are also E.U. data protection and cross-border data transfer, including adapting Sarbanes-Oxley hotlines abroad. He co-authored the ABA SOX text chapter on this subject, and the WLG Global Guide to Whistleblowing Programs (2012), a major work in this field.

He helped found and was Co-Chair of the Boston Bar Association's Privacy Committee. He has defended innumerable wrongful termination, sexual harassment, discrimination, privacy, employment contract, non-competition, and defamation matters at all levels, including in the trial and appellate courts. Mr. Schreiber has litigated, written and lectured extensively on employment and privacy law in Massachusetts, and is credited by some with having helped develop the recent jurisprudence in this field. He co-chaired the Massachusetts Bar Association Subcommittee that assisted the MCAD in drafting its widely recognized Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Guidelines. Mr. Schreiber was invited to speak to the Massachusetts Flaschner Judges Conference in 2004 on jury instructions and developments in employment law. He has authored a number of important articles, including employer monitoring of e-mail and Internet traffic, investigating and defending sexual harassment claims, employment discrimination law, wrongful termination claims, non-competition agreements, customer stealing, theft of confidential information, and physician employment problems. His articles have been cited by the Mass. Supreme Judicial Court and elsewhere. He is listed in the Best Lawyers in America (Labor and Employment Law Section) and has been for over 25 years, Massachusetts Super Lawyers (Employment Defense) and Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition (Employment Litigation: Defense). In 2011, 2012 and 2013, Mr. Schreiber was listed in The International Who's Who of Internet, e-Commerce & Data Protection Lawyers.

He is frequently invited to speak on data breach strategy, related defense litigation options, multi-national hotline program design, overlapping data protection compliance in other countries, and other privacy topics. He has given presentations on these subjects to numerous organizations in the United States and elsewhere, including in London, Dublin, Helsinki, Trier (Germany), Vienna, Zurich, Stockholm, Oslo, Santiago (Chile), Buenos Aires, Athens, Istanbul, and Moscow.

Before Edwards Wildman

From 1975-79, Mr. Schreiber was the chief trial lawyer for the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. He was invited to speak to the Massachusetts Superior Court Judges Conference in 1989 on employment law developments. He also contributed to MCLE's Employment Documents (Liebowitz, ed. 1998), and A Judicial Guide to Labor and Employment Law, (Walsh, ed. 1990), produced by the Flaschner Judicial Institute, a widely recognized Massachusetts text in this field.


Central and Eastern Europe (CEEMENA)


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FDA: Industry Must Address Cybersecurity Risks for Medical Devices.
Theodore P. Augustinos,Sharon A. Blinkoff,Ellen Marie Giblin,Mark E. Schreiber,David S. Szabo, October 16, 2014
On October 1, 2014 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration finalized guidance on recommendations to manufacturers for managing cybersecurity risks to better protect patient health and information. The purpose of the guidance is to encourage manufacturers to consider possible cybersecurity risks while...

Major Amendments to Florida Breach Notification Statute: Unique Requirements and Short Deadlines Take Effect July 1
Theodore P. Augustinos,Karen L. Booth,Mark E. Schreiber,Thomas J. Smedinghoff, July 1, 2014
Florida Governor Rick Scott recently signed the Florida Information Protection Act of 2014 (SB 1524, the “Act”) into law, amending Florida’s breach notification statute effective July 1, 2014. The amendments are significant, including the first statutory requirement to provide...

Microsoft and Other Major Technology Companies Push Back Against Warrant to Access Data Held on Foreign Servers
Lawrence R. Freedman,Ari Z. Moskowitz,Mark E. Schreiber, July 1, 2014
A dispute between Microsoft and the U.S. government over a search warrant could have major repercussions for cloud service providers. Historically, European data privacy and protection standards have been stricter generally speaking than those in the U.S. The "Safe Harbor" arrangement...

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Mark E. Schreiber

111 Huntington Avenue
BostonMA 02199-7613


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