Accomplished data privacy and security attorney William "Bill" J. Roberts, FIP, CIPP/US, CIPM, has joined Day Pitney as partner in the firm's Hartford office. Roberts previously practiced with Shipman & Goodwin LLP, where he advised many key clients on privacy and security matters and technology transactions since 2008.
"Bill is a highly regarded lawyer sought by companies, organizations and colleagues from across the country for his privacy and cybersecurity experience and knowledge," said Day Pitney's Managing Partner Thomas D. Goldberg. "He will be a strong and welcome asset to the firm, as well as our Cybersecurity and Data Protection practice group, which has established itself as an industry leader in implementing critical corporate infrastructure, policies and procedures necessary to protect against, and react to, modern cybersecurity, data protection and privacy threats."
Roberts has provided data privacy and security counsel to many leading healthcare providers, insurers, and technology companies, as well as life science entities, throughout his career. At Shipman & Goodwin, he was named chair of the firm's Data Privacy and Protection group as an associate. Roberts managed a team of attorneys servicing public and private sector clients on data privacy and security matters, leading to his elevation to partner in 2017.
Roberts has represented healthcare entities during investigations by state attorneys general, state departments of insurance and consumer protection, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights, the Federal Trade Commission and other state and federal regulatory agencies. He has advised several healthcare organizations on the investigation of and response to data security incidents, privacy-related complaints and data breaches, and he has experience representing healthcare entities during complex technology contracting matters. Roberts has also advised a number of manufacturers, retailers, media and technology companies, software and mobile app developers and educational institutions on the development and launch of new technology products and services.
Roberts received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Colby College and his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin Law School. He is admitted to practice in Connecticut.