Theodore P. Augustinos: Lawyer with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

Theodore P. Augustinos

Partner-in-Charge
Hartford,  CT  U.S.A.
Phone860-541-7710

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Practice Areas

  • Privacy & Data Protection
  • Business Law
  • Regulatory & Transactional Services
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Licensing
  • Collaborations
  • Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances
  • Technology
  • Media & Telecommunications
  • Insurance & Reinsurance
  • Compliance for Risk Management
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Healthcare
  • Consumer Products & Retail
 
University St. Lawrence University, B.A., cum laude, 1982
 
Law SchoolBoston University School of Law, J.D., 1985
 
Admitted1985, Connecticut; 1986, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
 
Memberships 

Memberships

Connecticut Bar Association
International Association of Privacy Professionals

 
BornSyracuse, New York, September 17, 1960
 
Biography

Ted advises clients in various industries on privacy and data protection, and on a wide variety of transactions, regulatory compliance and corporate matters. Ted is a member of the Firm's Privacy & Data Protection Group Steering Committee and its Breach Response Team. Edwards Wildman's Privacy & Data Protection Group is nationally recognized in the 2014 US Legal 500 and the 2014 Chambers & Partners USA Guide. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional, accredited by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
•Response to data breaches involving millions of customers, including guiding the process of forensic analysis, conducting the required legal and regulatory analysis, coordinating responses to customers, law enforcement, regulators and the public, preparing the required notifications to individuals and various governmental agencies, and responding to follow up inquiries from regulators.

•Design and implementation of privacy and data protection policies to comply with applicable federal and state laws, and requirements of the payment card industry.

•Advice to national and local nonprofit organizations on issues related to loss of donor credit card information and personal information of employees.

•Direction of forensic investigation and analysis of incident involving health records to determine whether a data breach occurred.

•Discussions and negotiations with state attorneys general and federal and state regulatory agencies regarding data breach incidents and related remediation.

•Negotiation, structuring and execution of mergers and acquisitions of financial institutions of all sizes, including mergers of multiple institutions in multiple jurisdictions.

•Insurance company and producer organizations, licensing and acquisitions including U.S. jurisdictions.

•Development of products and services in compliance with banking, insurance and other laws.

•Advice regarding transactions with affiliates, tying and other other restrictions of banking and insurance regulation.

Besides Edwards Wildman

Ted serves on the Board of Directors of South Park Inn, a shelter for the homeless.

Experience

Formation of Second Captive Insurance Company

In 2013, Edwards Wildman Lawyers in Hartford and New York represented, Stanley Black & Decker in its formation of the second Connecticut captive insurance company.

Sale of HSBC's North American Insurance Company Operations

In 2013, an Edwards Wildman team represented HSBC in its sale of its North American insurance company.

Formation of First Captive Insurance Company

In 2012 Edwards Wildman lawyers in New York and Hartford acted as legal counsel for Thomson Reuters in the formation of the first captive insurance company in the State of Connecticut.

United Recovery Systems Purchased 100% of the Capital Stock of Enterprise Recovery Systems, Inc.

A team of our Mergers & Acquisitions, Tax, and Benefits and Compensation lawyers represented Audax Group and its portfolio company, United Recovery Systems, in the March 2012 purchase of 100% of the capital stock of Enterprise Recovery Systems, Inc.

Asset Acquisition by United Recovery Systems

A team of Edwards Wildman Mergers and Acquisitions lawyers represented Houston-based United Recovery Systems when, in November 2011, its wholly owned subsidiary, United Recovery Systems, L.P., acquired Aid Associates, Inc., providers of debt collection services with operations in New York and Kentucky.

Acquisition of Gerber Scientific, Inc.

Our lawyers represented Gerber Scientific, Inc., a public company, in its acquisition by Vector Capital Corporation in 2011.

Insights
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - New California Requirements Shake Up Breach Notification and Data Safeguards
October 2014
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - FDA: Industry Must Address Cybersecurity Risks for Medical Devices.
October 2014
Writing for Law360, Edwards Wildman Quartet Analyzes What Makes Florida's New Data Breach Law Unique
July 1, 2014
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - Major Amendments to Florida Breach Notification Statute: Unique Requirements and Short Deadlines Take Effect July 1
June 2014
Florida Amends Breach Notification Statute Effective July 1, including Unique Requirements and Short Deadlines Digilaw Blog
June 23, 2014
2014 NetDiligence Cyber Risk & Privacy Liability Forum
June 11-13, 2014 event
13th Annual Half-Day Insurance and Reinsurance Seminar
June 5, 2014 event
Everyone's Nightmare: Privacy and Data Breach Risks
May 2014
CFPB's Proposed Amendment to Regulation P would allow Financial Institutions that Limit Data-Sharing to post Annual GLB Privacy Notices Online Digilaw Blog
May 15, 2014
Update: CT Captive Insurance Amendments Effective October 1, 2014 Insurance & Reinsurance Blog
May 14, 2014

News
Writing for the Connecticut Law Tribune, Ted Augustinos Examines How Connecticut is Capturing Captive Insurers
December 2, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Don Frechette Honored at the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence's Annual “First 100-Plus” Breakfast
November 18, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Ted Augustinos Analyzes How Captive Insurers Could Sprout in CT Soil in the Hartford Business Journal
September 8, 2014
Legal 500 US 2014 Recognizes Edwards Wildman in Four Categories
June 27, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Ted Augustinos Comments on the First Senior Insurance Adviser at the Federal Reserve in Law360
June 6, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Ted Augustinos Addresses Data Breaches in Corporate Counsel
April 11, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Ted Augustinos Analyzes Healthcare Breaches Under the Final Omnibus Rule in IAPP
September 25, 2013
Ted Augustinos Expects Captive Insurers to Move to Connecticut, Reports Hartford Business Journal
September 25, 2012
Edwards Wildman Advises Stanley Black & Decker on Connecticut Captive Insurance Company
September 17, 2012
Firm's Role in Establishment of First Captive Insurance Company Sparks Widespread Media Coverage
August 7, 2012

 
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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, November 25, 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...

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...
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Theodore P. Augustinos

20 Church Street
HartfordCT 06103




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