• Intellectual Property

    • A privately held software company in copyright litigation in the District of Massachusetts alleging the illegal downloading and copying of kitchen design software programs (three-week jury trial).
    • A multinational internet company in a U.S. Federal Trade Commission investigation related to data privacy issues and theft of computer data.
    • A technology company in patent litigation relating to computer network switches and routers (settled favorably).
    • A multinational biotech company and its subsidiary in patent and licensing litigation related to siRNA synthesis (won dismissal of patent claim and successfully settled license issues).
    • An Internet company in a U.S. Federal Trade Commission investigation related to data privacy issues and theft of computer data.
    • A major bank in litigation arising out of computer data theft involving millions of credit card numbers (ongoing).
    • A privately held software company in litigation alleging breach of software license, copyright infringement and misappropriation of trade secrets by a large publicly traded software company (three-week trial).
    • A publicly traded software company in copyright litigation alleging copying of proprietary source code for CAD systems (two-week trial in federal court).
    • A Canadian software company in litigation alleging copyright infringement of its graphical user interface (ongoing).

    Financial Services and Securities

    • Various mutual funds, hedge funds and investment advisors in drafting information security programs and counseling with regard to state and federal data privacy and security rules.
    • The officers and directors of a publicly traded company in a securities class action in the District of Massachusetts alleging misrepresentations in connection with bond offerings (settled favorably).
    • Mutual fund companies in investigations by the SEC, NASD and state attorneys general.
    • Public and private fund companies, managers and advisors regarding advice given in connection with regulatory and contractual matters.
    • A mutual fund company in national class action litigation alleging improper investment activity in violation of securities law (settled favorably).
    • Public and private pension funds in litigation related to management of the funds.

    Complex Commercial Litigation

    • A major provider of cable services in national consumer class actions (ongoing).
    • A software company in a dispute arising out of the acquisition of another company.
    • An aircraft manufacturer in multi-party contract litigation (settled favorably).
    • A specialty food product manufacturer in litigation over worldwide distribution rights (two-week trial).
    • A global chemical manufacturer in multi-billion dollar litigation arising out of explosion and fire.
    • Duke University, B.A., 1980, cum laude
    • Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1986, magna cum laude, editor of the Boston University Law Review
    • Massachusetts
    • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
    • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
    • Harvard Law School Trial Advocacy Program
    • Computer Litigation Section, American Bar Association
    • Privacy and Cybersecurity — 2019 Los Angeles Investment Management Symposium, Los Angeles, CA (November 21, 2019)
    • Privacy and Cybersecurity — 2019 San Francisco Investment Management Symposium, San Francisco, CA (November 19, 2019)
    • GDPR: The First Six Months — New York, NY (October 11, 2018)
    • Intellectual Property Issues in Financial Services Seminar: What's Hot? — Boston, MA (September 27, 2018)
    • SuperReturn US East — (June 13, 2017)

      Chair, Cybersecurity Workshop. Leader, "Crime Watch" session on obtaining a better understanding of cyber-crime and its impacts on day-to-day business, including ways in which regulators expect private equity firms to minimize cyber risks.
    • Cybersecurity and the Board of Directors — 2016 ICI Global Cybersecurity Forum, London (June 14, 2016)
    • The Role of a Law Firm Prior to and During a Breach — Investment Company Institute Committee Meeting, London (January 28, 2016)
    • Monitoring Cyber Behavior: Big Brother or Prudent Defense? — 2015 Investment Company Institute Cybersecurity Forum, Washington (November 5, 2015)

      Speaker, panel on practices that can help meet the needs of both the company and individuals.
    • Cybersecurity: What to Do Once There Has Been a Data Breach — Legal Forum at the Investment Company Institute General Membership Meeting, Washington, D.C. (May 20, 2014)

      Presenter, "Cybersecurity: What to Do Once There Has Been a Data Breach."
    • Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Law - Will the US and EU Regulators Soon Be Knocking on Your Door? — Presented by ACC GNY with Sponsorship by Dechert LLP, New York, NY (March 22, 2012)

      Leader, roundtable discussion on recent US and EU regulatory developments regarding cybersecurity and data privacy.
    • Data Privacy and Cybersecurity: Keeping Up with the Ever Changing US and European Data Privacy Developments — Presented by DELVACCA with Sponsorship by Dechert LLP, Philadelphia, PA (February 21, 2012)

      Speaker, discussion on developments related to data privacy and protection liabilities.
    • Keeping Up With Ever-Changing US and European Data Privacy Requirements-Are You In Compliance? — Association of Corporate Counsel - Greater NY Chapter - Compliance and Ethics Practice Group Meeting, New York, NY (September 20, 2011)

      Speaker, discussion on recent SEC and FTC enforcement actions, and the data breach notification statutes in the US.
    • Legal Frameworks: An Overview of the Patchwork of Privacy-Related Laws and Regulations Around the Globe — IAPP Privacy Bootcamp, Boston, MA (June 17, 2011)