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Richard Borden Joins White and Williams as Chief Privacy Officer

Borden Will be a Partner in the New York City Office

New York, NY
May 15, 2017

White and Williams is pleased to announce the addition of Richard Borden as Partner and Chief Privacy Officer. Rick, who is at the forefront of cybersecurity and privacy issues, will be resident in the New York City office and a member of the Cyber Law and Data Protection, Intellectual Property and Corporate and Securities Practice Groups.

“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Rick as our Partner and our first Chief Privacy Officer,” said Patti Santelle, Managing Partner of the firm. “Data security and privacy are of extreme importance and complexity. Rick’s deep understanding of cyber risk, as well as the applicable laws and regulations, will ensure that we are taking all necessary steps to protect the sensitive information of our clients and the firm.”

In addition to his responsibilities for data protection within the firm, Rick, who is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/US, will advise clients on a full range of data and privacy risks, policies and compliance.

“We are very excited to have Rick join our Business Department,” said Maulin Vidwans, Chair of the Business Department. “His range of knowledge and experience in often complicated cybersecurity, technology and privacy issues will greatly benefit our clients, both from a legal and business perspective, and further broaden our existing capabilities in those disciplines.”

"I am excited to join White and Williams and contribute to the significant efforts by the firm to improve the cybersecurity preparedness and incident response of clients and the firm itself," Rick Borden said.

Rick’s practice focuses on big data governance and the Internet of Things, cybersecurity risk management, and technology sourcing and transactions. Rick advises clients on data compliance programs, audits and responses to government compliance reviews, privacy policies, data sharing and the collection and use of employee and consumer personal data. He works with clients to develop Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and mobile computing policies and provides privacy and data protection legal analysis and compliance counseling. 

Rick represents clients in drafting and negotiating long-term collaborative deals to develop and commercialize innovation. This experience includes Software as a Service (SaaS) and cloud contracting, joint ventures and strategic alliances, dispute avoidance and dispute resolutions relating to outsourcing, and issues associated with blockchain, encryption and cryptography. 

Rick joins the firm from the Hartford office of Robinson & Cole LLP. Prior to that, he was the Chief Privacy Officer and Chief Information Security and Privacy Counsel of Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), the general counsel of Soltra (an automated threat-sharing joint venture between DTCC and Financial Services – Information Sharing and Analysis Center), Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Bank of America, and Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at The Hartford.

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