Peter Guffin, CIPP/E, CIPP/US


Pierce Atwood LLP


Peter isChair ofthe firm's Intellectual Property and Technology Group and heads the firm's Privacy & Data Security practice. Hecombines extensive experience in the areas of intellectual property,information technology,privacy and data protection, with a practical appreciation of the business and legal imperatives that can determine a client's success.
His particular focus is helping clients in highly regulated industriesnavigate through the increasingly complex convergence of information technology and business, offering practical and strategic advice in the following areas:

  • Technology procurement and outsourcing arrangements
  • Privacy, information security and data breach notification
  • Protection and enforcement of IP rights
  • Trademark, patent, copyright and software licensing
  • Internet law and e-commerce initiatives
Peter represents businesses in a wide range of industries, including information technology, energy, banking, retail, financial services, insurance, and healthcare.
Before joining Pierce Atwood in February 2000, Peter served as Intellectual Property and Technology Counsel in the Legal Division of Unum Group (NYSE: UNM), a Fortune 500 company and the world's leading disability insurer. Early in his career, Peter practiced law with the Wall Street firm Chadbourne & Parke LLP in New York.