Leonard Rivera, CIPP/US
Leonard Rivera is the Managing Attorney of the Law Office of Leonard R. Rivera in New York. Leonard’s firm evolved from a civil litigation firm handling matters in both Federal and State courts in New York City and Long Island regions to expand representation in the technology, data privacy, and data protection spaces. He counsels clients on matters relating to regulatory compliance, information management, including data inventory and classification, privacy program development, incident response, workforce training, accountability, data retention and disposal, online privacy, privacy notices, and vendor management.
He also serves as a data privacy advocate to start-up and SME executive leadership, addressing the implications of data privacy laws, compliance and risk management to these vulnerable entities. Leonard is also a member of the Cybersafety Standards Task Force, a group dedicated to improving cybersafety and evolving COPPA standards for K12 industry stakeholders, providing help, resources, and assessments for those engaged with digital youth, children, and teens.
As a native New Yorker, Leonard is also proud of his Pro Bono Attorney Service for the Trial Lawyers Care Project, providing representation to the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund claimants. He is a member of the IAPP and IAPP Training Advisory Board. He possesses the IAPP CIPP/US certification and a Specialization in Regulatory Compliance from the University of Pennsylvania. He also received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, and his Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) from Hofstra University School of Business.
Contributions by Leonard Rivera
- Member of Training Advisory Board 2020 - 2021