Practice Areas & Industries: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.


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Mintz Levin attorneys have been influential in the development of portions of federal privacy statutes as well as numerous corporate policies for clients in a range of industries. Many of our attorneys counsel clients on a day-to-day basis regarding their privacy policies and have drafted policies for those same clients to help ensure they avoid litigation and negative publicity while operating in accordance with the growing body of federal and state privacy statutes. Among our attorneys are several with extensive legislative and policy expertise, including an individual who served the Clinton administration as Senior Advisor to the Chief Counselor of Privacy at the White House and most recently as Special Counsel to the General Counsel of the United States Department of Commerce. In these capacities, she was responsible for managing all issues regarding privacy and cyber security, including the Executive Branch's compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Among the senior professionals of our consulting affiliate ML Strategies, LLC, with close ties to lawmakers on Capitol Hill is an individual who served for six years as Chief of Staff to Senator John Kerry, a sponsor of the McCain-Kerry proposal on privacy. His experience in helping to shape Senator Kerry's legislative policy led to close relationships with many of the individuals on Capitol Hill who continue to shape privacy policy. We are continually monitoring the progress of regulations working their way through the federal and state legislative processes so that we may assist clients in developing proactive policies that respond appropriately to the regulations' proposed requirements.

Our attorneys counsel clients with regard to compliance with COPPA, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, which addresses the privacy of financial information, the European Union Data Directive, the privacy provisions of the Communications Act, and the potential ramifications of the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). We advise clients as to these and other privacy regulations in relation to their corporate transactions, international business operations, and public policy development. We provide general business counseling in relation to the privacy laws and also assist clients in developing their own legislative agendas.

Group Presentations
  International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Privacy Bootcamp, Speaker, Cynthia Larose, Waltham, MA, June 17, 2011
Webinar: Privacy & Security under HIPAA/HITECH in an Era of Heightened Enforcement, June 1, 2011
Privacy and Information Security Landscape in the Wake of Wikileaks, Boston, MA, April 7, 2011
Mintz Levin Privacy & Security Seminar, Boston, MA, March 23, 2011
Massachusetts Risk and Insurance Management Society's 41st Educational Spring Conference, Waltham, MA, March 17, 2011
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Past Seminar Materials
  Mintz Levin Sponsoring the HIMSS Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, February 20, 2011