Press Release
February 16, 2021

Data, Privacy and Cybersecurity Partner And Co-Chair Boris Segalis Joins Goodwin

Global law firm Goodwin announced today the addition of Boris Segalis as partner and co-chair of the firm’s Data, Privacy and Cybersecurity practice, resident in the New York office.

“The ongoing convergence of data and technology into every industry presents both significant opportunities and cybersecurity threats,” said Steve Charkoudian, co-chair of Goodwin’s Data, Privacy and Cybersecurity practice. “Goodwin’s focus on this convergence gives us a unique vantage point that has resulted in a long track record of helping companies develop data-driven solutions, realize value of data in tech transactions, and address cybersecurity threats globally, and we are thrilled to build on this strength with the addition of Boris.”

For over a dozen years, Segalis has counseled clients on a range of data, privacy, and cybersecurity issues in the context of business and product strategy, compliance with privacy and cybersecurity requirements, technology transactions, breach preparedness and response, disputes and regulatory investigations, and legislative and regulatory strategy. He regularly advises clients on the development and implementation of data-driven products and services (including those involving machine learning and biometric data processing), cross-border data transfers, and third-party cyber risk management. Segalis also advises clients on handling cyber incidents affecting companies and users globally, and defends companies in U.S. state, federal, and foreign privacy and cybersecurity investigations. Segalis’ work on data and cyber issues in tech transactions has encompassed M&A, private equity, buyouts, public offerings, and bankruptcy. He advises clients across industries including financial services, fintech, insurtech, technology, big data and data brokerage, life sciences, cybersecurity, consumer product and services, e-commerce, media and entertainment, gaming, hospitality, transportation, proptech, government, and others.

Segalis has been individually recognized by Chambers USA in the Privacy & Data Security category for six consecutive years, and is recognized by Chambers Global for Privacy & Data Security — USA. He has been included in Legal 500 as a leading lawyer in cyber law. Segalis is a Certified Information Privacy Professional through the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and has served as co-chair of NYC IAPP KnowledgeNet and on IAPP’s Research Board.

“Goodwin’s expanding Data, Privacy and Cybersecurity team has unmatched strength across key sectors that drive data opportunities, including technology, life sciences, financial services and fintech, private equity, and proptech, and brings extraordinary value to clients,” said Segalis. “I’m thrilled to join a firm that is uniquely positioned to help clients address emerging opportunities and challenges at the intersection of capital and innovation.”

Goodwin’s Data, Privacy and Cybersecurity practice is one of the longest standing in the industry. Leveraging the firm’s strengths in technology, life sciences, healthcare, financial institutions, licensing, litigation, and regulatory compliance, the practice provides a full spectrum of services from advice and counseling, to transaction-related advice, to defense of class action litigation and government enforcement actions.