Stephanie Gomes-Ganhão advises corporations and organizations across diverse industries on data privacy, cybersecurity, and technology matters. Building upon a background in healthcare and insurer privacy, she regularly counsels manufacturers, software companies, technology companies and financial institutions.
Addressing the full spectrum of data privacy and cybersecurity legal requirements, Stephanie counsels clients on the compliant operation of their business, launch of new products and services, data transfers, marketing goods and services, and contracting with customers and vendors. She advises on compliance with HIPAA/HITECH; Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLB); EU General Data Protection (GDPR); New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) Cybersecurity Regulation; Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA); Federal Trade Commission Act (FTCA); biometric privacy laws; and state privacy laws, including those in California and Connecticut.
Stephanie has particular experience handling data breach matters, having counseled clients on dozens of ransomware, phishing and other cybersecurity incidents. Clients she has worked with range from Fortune 50 companies to public sector organizations from the healthcare, insurance, manufacturing and education sectors, where breaches affected hundreds of thousands of lives. Stephanie represents clients before state and federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and state attorneys general.
Stephanie served as a law clerk to the Honorable Dennis G. Eveleigh, Associate Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court and as a legal intern for the Honorable Janet C. Hall, U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.
Stephanie is fluent in Portuguese.
Selected to the list of Ones to Watch for Health Care Law by The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.), 2023-2024
Selected to the list of Connecticut Super Lawyers Rising Stars (Thomson Reuters), Health Care, 2017-2023
Recipient of the Dean's Fellow Scholarship, Quinnipiac University School of Law
Recipient of the CATIC Foundation Award
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Lawyers for Children America, Pro Bono Attorney
Center for Children's Advocacy, Pro Bono Attorney
Hands on Hartford
Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, Children's Reading Partners, 2018-2019
Fred D. Wish School Volunteer Tutor Program, 2016-2019