Christopher Hart, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM
With significant trial litigation, appellate advocacy and cybersecurity experience, Chris Hart has counseled and represented sovereign nations, Fortune 500 companies, start-up companies, non-profits, and individuals in a wide variety of contexts for over a decade. He represents clients before the U.S. Supreme Court, argues in appellate courts across the country, including successfully before the Massachusetts Appeals Court and Supreme Judicial Court; and advocates on behalf of clients in federal and state courts nationwide.
Chris is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPM) and a member of the firm's Data Privacy and Security Group. He has considerable experience in data privacy and cybersecurity issues, and advises companies on regulatory compliance, data breach planning and response, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and risk management (including cyberinsurance). Chris is a co-editor of and frequent contributor to Foley Hoag’s Security, Privacy and the Law blog, and a member of the firm’s Cybersecurity Incident Response Team. He also advises on data privacy and regulatory issues concerning blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. Chris’ in-depth cybersecurity knowledge has made him a frequently sought-after commentator in the local and national press; his comments have appeared in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.