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Patricia M. Carreiro

Patricia M. Carreiro

Associate

Overview

Trish Carreiro is a cybersecurity and data privacy litigator who advises clients on data breach prevention and response. She is a certified information privacy professional (CIPP/US), accredited by the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and experienced in high-stakes cybersecurity litigation. She has also handled complex commercial litigation involving financial instruments, contracts, insurance disputes, and antitrust law.

Trish is a frequent speaker and author on cybersecurity, privacy, and insurance issues. Her insights have been featured in publications including Law360, Law.com, Corporate Counsel, Today’s General Counsel, InsideCounsel, The Cybersecurity Law Report, Data Breach Today, Health IT Security, Healthcare Infosecurity, and Fierce Healthcare.

Her prior experience includes time with the U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division’s Fraud Section, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Division of Enforcement, the New York State Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Unit, and the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities. She is proficient in Spanish and Portuguese.

Experience

  • Advised one of the nation’s largest banks on possible causes of action, defenses, class action strategy, and litigation options following nationwide data breach.
  • Advised large, publicly traded financial institution regarding multiple data breach class actions.
  • Advised health care company following data breach.
  • Advised mortgage servicer regarding compliance with the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), including drafting contract provisions and sample communications.
  • Advised large insurer regarding contractual privacy provisions, privacy compliance, and cybersecurity insurance coverage.
  • Drafted privacy policy, associated notices, and CCPA request processing procedure for large publicly traded retailer, including drafting sample communications and scripts.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Connecticut Bar Association
    • House of Delegates District 12 (Hartford) Representative (2018–2019)
    • Executive Committee, Women in the Law Section (2016–2019)
  •  FAIR Institute
    • Cybersecurity Insurance Workgroup (2018)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Privacy Policy and Terms of Use Basics for Start Ups,” Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law (March 2020)
  • "Evaluating Cyber Insurance Using the FAIR Doctrine," Legal Services Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (LS-ISAO) (May 2019)
  • "Using FAIR to Optimize Your Cyber Insurance Coverage," 2018 FAIR Conference on Information Risk Management (October 2018)
  • "Data Breach Litigation: Recent Trends and Developments," The Knowledge Group (June 2018)
  • "Cyber & Law: It’s Really About the Money," Evolver (January 2018)
  • "Which Insurance Would Cover a Breach-Related Injury?," Healthcare Info Security (October 2017)
  • "Cyber Risk and Liability Insurance: What Is It and Why You Need It," The Knowledge Group (October 2017)
  • "She Leads: Women in the Law," Quinnipiac University School of Law (November 2016)
  • "Cybersecurity Litigation and the Role of Cyber Insurance," Connecticut Law Tribune (September 2015)

Credentials

Education
  • New York University School of Law (J.D., 2013)
  • Duke University (B.A., 2008)
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
  • Connecticut
Board Certifications
  • CIPP/US
Languages
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

Background

  • Litigation Associate, Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP, Hartford, CT (2015–2019)
  • Litigation Associate, Wofsey Rosen Kweskin & Kuriansky LLP, Stamford, CT (2013–2015)

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