Joseph is a Managing Associate with experience in a variety of privacy and cybersecurity matters across diverse business sectors. Joseph regularly advises clients regarding incident response, as well as litigation and government enforcement that commonly arises from privacy and cybersecurity incidents. He also uses this experience to provide clients practical advice regarding their data innovation and incident preparedness strategies.
Joseph regularly advises companies regarding privacy and cybersecurity incident response, including directing incident investigations, analyzing potential claims and defenses, examining potential notification obligations, and advising regarding communications strategies. Joseph also advises clients regarding regulatory investigations, class actions, payment card brand claims, and contract disputes that frequently flow from the announcement of privacy and cybersecurity incidents.
Joseph also uses his experience to help clients leverage the value of data and digital technologies in ways that not only meet compliance obligations, but also support innovation, deliver value to the business, meet security needs and solidify brand and consumer trust. This includes guiding clients through the complex patchwork of federal privacy and cybersecurity laws and regulations, including the FTC Act, GLBA, COPPA, HIPAA, TCPA, CAN-SPAM, and ECPA, state privacy and cybersecurity laws, including the California’s Consumer Privacy Act, international laws such as GDPR, and self-regulatory frameworks, including those covering online advertising and payment card processing.
Joseph is admitted in California and Massachusetts; he is not admitted in Washington.
Joseph also maintains an active pro bono practice, which has included defense of a preliminary injunction in a disability rights housing case to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, bringing and reaching a successful resolution of habitability and affordability claims on behalf of low-income tenants in San Francisco, and a successful appeal of a social security disability claim.
Litigation and Enforcement
Counseling and Compliance