Benjamin Mishkin

Attorney

Philadelphia

(215) 665-2171

(215) 372-2407

Ben focuses his practice on technology and data privacy. He advises clients in complex data transactions, software agreements, and intellectual property matters. Ben is well-versed in data use and data license agreements governing the exchange of confidential data, including California personal information protected by the CCPA, European personal information protected by the GDPR, protected health information under HIPAA, and other sensitive data types, and he works with clients to ensure their sensitive data is protected by robust cybersecurity requirements. Ben has negotiated complex data-sharing agreements with state and federal government agencies, as well as private nonprofits and corporations. In the software development realm, Ben has drafted and negotiated agreements for the development of complex multi-vendor software solutions, including SaaS agreements and cloud-based storage agreements, as well as negotiating trademark and copyright license agreements. Ben has also helped his startup clients in the social media and entertainment space close deals with major production companies and international advertising firms. Ben’s clients range from emerging growth companies to large regulated financial institutions.

Previously, Ben was a deputy city solicitor in the City of Philadelphia Law Department’s IP & Technology Division, where he negotiated software and other technology agreements and advised city departments regarding best practices for data management and data sharing, both inside the city and with external partners. Ben also served as a member of the Data Subcommittee on the 2017 Mayor's Taskforce to Combat the Opioid Epidemic.

Ben earned his bachelor's degree, cum laude, from George Washington University. Ben earned his law degree, cum laude, from Temple University Beasley School of Law, where he was a note and comment editor for the Political & Civil Rights Law Review.

 

News

Cozen O’Connor Boosts its Technology, Privacy, Data Security and Emerging Growth Practices by Adding Nine Attorneys from Philadelphia Law Boutique Baer Crossey McDemus LLC

May 04, 2020

Andrew Baer, Michael Crossey, and Christopher McDemus will stretch the firm’s reach within the global technology, and emerging growth business communities.

Publications

Bipartisan Bill Would Regulate Automated COVID-19 Contact Tracing Technology [Cyber Law Monitor Blog]

June 19, 2020

A new federal COVID-19 data privacy bill with bipartisan support, the Exposure Notification Privacy Act, would have a substantially narrower scope of application than two previous partisan draft COVID-19 privacy laws. The bipartisan bill specifically regulates “automated exposure notification...

Democrats and Republicans Introduce Competing COVID-19 Data Privacy Bills [Cyber Law Monitor Blog]

May 19, 2020

Responding to widespread calls for uniform rules and restrictions regarding the collection and use of individuals’ COVID-19-related health information, Congressional Republicans and Democrats have each recently introduced their own versions of federal COVID-19 data privacy bills. Although both...

Education

  • Temple University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2012
  • The George Washington University, B.A., cum laude, 2006
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania