Sandy Garfinkel

Sandy Garfinkel

Member Chair, Data Security & Privacy Group , Eckert Seamans

Sandy Garfinkel is a business litigator who serves as the chair of the firm’s Data Security & Privacy Group. As a nationally regarded authority on data security and privacy matters, Sandy is regularly published and speaks at numerous industry conferences on preparing for and responding to data breaches. In addition to his data breach response practice, Sandy works closely with the firm’s business clients concerning all aspects of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) compliance and enforcement.  He works with clients on data security and privacy matters across a variety of industries and sectors, including hospitality, consumer products, insurance, education, health care, manufacturing, and telecommunications.

Businesses struggle to stay ahead of the increasing threats to sensitive data and the emerging regulatory requirements, which is why Sandy counsels his clients on laws relating to the collection, use, and protection of personal information as well as mitigating risks and reducing exposure to investigations and litigation arising from the loss, theft, or exposure of personal data. He guides clients through all stages of breach matters, including advance planning and preparation, response and notification, government investigations and regulatory response, and, when necessary, litigation.

Sandy also maintains a busy and diverse business litigation practice with a particular emphasis in the hospitality industry. He has deep trial and appellate experience and enjoys a long, consistent track record of producing cost-effective, positive results for his litigation clients.

sgarfinkel@eckertseamans.com