Mark E. Schreiber focuses his practice on cybersecurity, data breach response and global privacy coordination. He advises entities facing cross-border data protection, Privacy Shield and related issues, strategic decisions, and investigations. Mark has led numerous multi-national and cross-border matters, including those involving data breaches, and has advised senior management, boards, and special board committees on a variety of investigations, including data breach prevention and response. Mark is a leader of the Firm’s Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice.
Mark has spoken around the world on topics related to data breaches and related defense litigation strategy, overlapping international data protection compliance, and other privacy topics. He helped found and was chair for over a decade of the Privacy and Data Protection Group of the World Law Group, an international affiliation of 54 large law firms in some 65 countries, and received the “2012 World Law Group Practice/Industry Group Leader of the Year Award” in recognition of his privacy and data protection work. In addition, Mark helped found and was co-chair of the Boston Bar Association’s Privacy Law Committee.
Mark has also practiced, written and lectured widely on topics related to employment law. Prior to entering private practice, he was chief trial lawyer for the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination from 1975-1979.
Represented numerous retailers, financial services, travel and web companies in data breaches and related security incidents of credit card and other personal information disclosures, forensic engagement and oversight, breach notification to individuals, regulators and law enforcement, and resolutions with state Attorneys Generals and other agencies
Litigation monitoring counsel for cyber insurer in case of major national breach by insured of credit card and other data
Defense of various companies involving alleged violation of “ZIP Code” and other data collection statutes at point of sale, in class actions and pre-litigation claim letters
Defense of technology company in FTC action for enforcement of safe harbor obligations
Representation of global medical device, manufacturing and technology companies in structuring multinational whistleblowing hotlines, data protection and cross-border data transfer programs in more than 30 countries
Design of major university HIPAA compliance program, and assessment of HIPAA, medical and clinical data disclosures and reporting obligations of health clinics, biotechs and related research institutions