Gretchen Herault, CIPP/US, CIPM, PLS




Gretchen Herault is Founder and Principal of vCPO LLC, a firm specializing in providing privacy and data protection guidance. Gretchen has held several privacy leadership roles including as Chief Privacy Officer at Haven Healthcare, Senior Privacy Counsel and HIPAA Privacy Officer at GE Healthcare, and Chief Privacy Officer of Nuance Communications, Inc. Prior to joining Nuance, she spent six years as Vice President, Compliance and Fraud Prevention and Deputy Chief Privacy Officer at Before joining the technology industry, Gretchen served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel with Graduate Leverage and worked as regulatory and litigation counsel in the financial services industry for over ten years. She began her career clerking for the New Hampshire Superior Court.

Gretchen is a graduate of Williams College and a cum laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School, where she was Research and Projects Editor of the Notre Dame Law Review. She is admitted to the bar in CT, NH, MA, and the United States Supreme Court. Gretchen holds the CIPP/US and CIPM certifications from the IAPP.  


Contributions by Gretchen Herault

  • Connecting Privacy and Security for Cloud Service Providers and the Companies Using Them
    Speaker at Virtual Boston KnowledgeNet: September 22, 2020
  • Member of CIPP/US Exam Development Board 2019 - 2021
  • Privacy In Healthcare Research
    Speaker at Boston KnowledgeNet: September 13, 2017