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100 NORTHERN AVENUE, BOSTON MA 02210, USA
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Work +617 570 1000
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Brenda Sharton

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Goodwin

Position

Partner Chair, Business Litigation

Career

Brenda Sharton, a senior partner with Goodwin Procter LLP, is a first chair trial lawyer with over 25 years of experience. Ms. Sharton is the Chair of Goodwin’s Business Litigation practice as well as its Privacy & Cybersecurity practice. She counsels and represents public and private corporations and their boards in complex commercial litigation, arbitrations and civil government/regulatory matters. Ms. Sharton also is a nationally recognized expert and thought leader in the area of privacy law, having handled well over a hundred data privacy breach investigations, high profile class action privacy litigations and government enforcement actions.

Education

J.D., 1990 Boston College Law School (summa cum laude, valedictorian, Order of the Coif) B.S., 1987 Boston College (magna cum laude) Rice University, Undergraduate School of Management, Varsity Tennis Team (1983-1985)


United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection)

Within: Leading lawyers

Brenda Sharton - Goodwin

Within: Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection)

As ‘one of the most responsive and attentive data security law firms’, Goodwin is experienced in data breaches and incident response, regulatory investigations, litigation, transactions and M&A, and advice on GDPR. Practice head Brenda Sharton has been advising clients since the early days of data security and privacy’. Highlights include assisting cloud-based identity and access management provider OneLogin with a data breach in which an unauthorized user gained access to the client’s US database, and acting for several businesses in consumer class actions, government investigations and enforcement actions alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). Washington-DC based Karen Neuman and the ‘very notable’ David Kantrowitz, who was made counsel in January 2019, are other key contacts. Named individuals are based in Boston unless otherwise indicated.

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