Brian is a certified information privacy professional (CIPP/US) who consistently finds creative solutions to his clients' problems.
Brian's passion lies at the intersection of law and technology. Prior to attending law school, Brian had a successful career as an IT professional at a large financial institution. He was credentialed as a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA). Brian’s mix of legal knowledge and IT experience makes him uniquely situated to advise and advocate for clients on constantly changing data privacy and cybersecurity issues. He can speak the language of the law as well as the language of the IT professionals responsible for developing and implementing technology solutions to adhere to the law and to the organization’s data security strategy. Not only does this capability give Brian a distinct advantage when litigating data privacy issues, but it also ensures that his clients’ legal obligations are successfully translated into effective IT solutions.
Brian serves as a judge advocate in the U.S. Army Reserve and is the secretary of the Harvard Law School Association of Greater Philadelphia.
April 09, 2018
Cozen O’Connor has elected 19 associates to membership in the firm. The management committee appointed this qualified group of attorneys to membership based on demonstrated professionalism, leadership, dedication, and loyalty to Cozen O’Connor.
May 09, 2019
One of the first questions a company must answer after it discovers and remediates a data breach is, “What do we tell our customers?” Companies may delay publicly announcing a data breach out of fear that doing so will harm their reputation with customers, leading to a loss of business. They may...
April 18, 2019
On April 12, 2019, an Oregon federal jury returned a Friday evening verdict in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action that could put the defendant on the hook for $925 million in damages.
The TCPA makes it unlawful to make a telephone call to any cell phone or residential...
April 05, 2019
Well thought-out internal privacy policies and procedures are an essential part of any company’s information management program. These internal policies should not be confused with a company’s external privacy notice, which informs the company’s customers as to how it may process, store, and...
March 22, 2019
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday remanded a class action against Google so that the lower courts could determine whether any of the named plaintiffs have standing under Spokeo, Inc. v. Robbins.
The underlying suit alleged violations of the Stored Communications Act (“SCA”). The SCA...
March 12, 2019
A three-judge panel of the Third Circuit recently affirmed a district court ruling that dismissed a suit for violation of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act of 2003 (FACTA) for lack of Article III standing. The plaintiff, Ahmed Kamal, alleged that receipts he received from J. Crew showed...
March 05, 2019
With all of the hubbub swirling around Capitol Hill last week with the Michael Cohen hearings, you can’t be blamed if you missed the fact that two important congressional hearings on privacy and data protection took place as well, one in the House and one in the Senate.
First, on February 26,...
March 01, 2019
On February 27, the FTC announced that the operators of the video social networking application Musical.ly, now known as TikTok, agreed to pay $5.7 million to settle allegations that it violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). According to the FTC, this is the largest civil...
February 13, 2019
Since the 1970’s, fair information practices (FIPs) or fair information privacy practices (FIPPs) have formed the framework around which organizations structure their policies on data collection, use, disclosure, and retention. The cornerstone of individual privacy rights under the FIPs is notice...
February 04, 2019
COPPA is a U.S. law enacted by Congress in 1998 to address concerns regarding the online collection and disclosure of children’s personal information. Children (defined by COPPA as individuals under the age of 13) may not appreciate the significance of sharing their personal information online....
August 15, 2014
In an article published in Today's General Counsel, Stephen Miller, a member of the Commercial Litigation Department, and Brian Kint, an associate in the Commercial Litigation Department, discuss the dispute involving the privileged status of documents created during internal code of business conduct (COBC) investigations conducted by Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc. The case serves as a reminder that reasonable jurists can evaluate privilege issues differently and gives examples of how companies can strengthen any assertion of privilege over internal investigation materials.
January 13, 2014
Social media is a mainstay in daily life. Over a billion people are registered users of Facebook. The Facebook logo and the logos of other social networking giants such as Twitter are quickly becoming as iconic as McDonald's Golden Arches or Apple's apple. As the popularity of social networking sites grew, industries scrambled to utilize such a powerful tool. The legal profession is no exception. Unfortunately, the combination of rapidly changing technology and slowly evolving law has created a potpourri of law in which little is settled or clear when it comes to social media and the courtroom. What is clear, however, is that attorneys who understand how social media can help or hurt their clients and have well-defined plans for tackling social media issues will be in the best position to successfully advocate for their clients.
June 26, 2013
Lawyers and law firms are increasingly using blogs, also referred to as "blawgs," along with social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, to build their visibility and brand. While blogs do not have the traditional look and feel of attorney advertising, they certainly have at least some measure of commercial purpose. After all, it is unlikely that law firms would expend resources on this new form of communication if they did not at least hope to receive some return on their investment. Yet, blogs may not fit neatly inside regulations on attorney advertising that were written with more traditional media formats in mind.
November 21, 2012
On November 5 in Edenbridge, U.K., a 30-foot-tall model of Lance Armstrong was burned to celebrate Guy Fawkes' failed plot to blow up the Parliament. The giant Armstrong likeness held a Tour de France cup in one hand and a sign in the other, which read,
April 17, 2012
A district court case decided last month shows how a company’s email retention and litigation hold policies can affect claims of spoliation by adverse parties in litigation. In Danny Lynn Electrical v. Veolia ES Solid Waste, No. 2:09CV192-MHT, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 31685, at *2 (M.D....
April 09, 2012
Federal court class actions have been around for over 50 years. As they grew in importance in the 1960s and 1970s, it was a bit like the tale of Frankenstein. Had the class action rule created an improved tool allowing small claimants a fair day in court against large, deep-pocketed corporations? Or had the class action become something greater than intended — something that turned the risks and costs of litigation so much against corporate defendants that the class action had merely substituted one form of unfairness for another?
April 09, 2012
Federal court class actions have been around for over 50 years. As they grew in importance in the 1960s and 1970s, it was a bit like the tale of Frankenstein. Had the class action rule created an improved tool allowing small claimants a fair day in court...?
February 23, 2012
Last year, in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, the Supreme Court upheld a class arbitration waiver in a consumer contract. Now, however, the National Labor Relations Board has struck down a similar waiver in the employment context, holding that requiring employees to submit all employment-related...
February 15, 2012
The Stop Online Piracy Act and the High Seas of the Internet Age - The Legal Intelligencer -
January 11, 2012
When 'The Law' Is in the Lobby - The Legal Intelligencer -
January 09, 2012
Class actions allow for the aggregation of numerous small claims into what can prove to be a very large payday for the lawyers representing the class. On the one hand, this mechanism allows plaintiffs with small-value claims to vindicate rights that otherwise likely would not be brought to court. On...
October 31, 2011
Although deleted data can be recovered – perhaps at significant cost – destroyed data is likely gone forever. Perhaps it is for this reason that a recent federal court was reluctant to apply a strict proportionality test to a preservation dispute.
In Pippins v. KPMG LLP, 2011 U.S. Dist....