Former Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of Bank of America Joins Robinson+Cole’s Data Privacy + Security Team

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Richard Borden joins Robinson+Cole to expand cybersecurity practice

Richard M/ Borden

Richard M. Borden

The fact that a leading voice in cybersecurity dialogue made the decision to join our team at Robinson+Cole speaks volumes about who we are and what we are striving to accomplish.

The number one worry of general counsel and corporate leaders is IT/cybersecurity according to the recent “Law in the Boardroom” study by Corporate Board Member and FTI Consulting. Richard M. Borden, who recently joined Robinson+Cole’s expanding Data Privacy + Security Team in the firm’s Hartford office, has an inside understanding of these concerns, as he previously served as the chief privacy officer and chief information security privacy counsel of Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) and senior vice president and assistant general counsel at Bank of America.

“The fact that a leading voice in cybersecurity dialogue made the decision to join our team at Robinson+Cole speaks volumes about who we are and what we are striving to accomplish,” says Stephen E. Goldman, managing partner of Robinson+Cole.

Borden has worked in-house at the highest levels of information governance for leading financial companies, where he was responsible for cybersecurity, privacy issues, general technology, commercial contracting, outsourcing, licensing, data, and intellectual property. He is re-entering private practice to counsel a larger community of organizations on the preventive measures necessary to protect valuable information assets against cyber intrusions and data piracy.

Borden also notes that his past work kept him largely in New York City. He was keen to return to build his practice in Connecticut, where his family has a three-generation tradition of legal service.

"The firm has a gem-like luster in my home state of Connecticut. It is known for excellence and collaboration," says Borden. “It was the people at Robinson+Cole who cemented my decision to join the firm. I got excited about the chance to work with exceptional lawyers that I greatly admired and to help expand a formidable and growing cybersecurity practice.”

At Robinson+Cole, Borden will focus his practice on three intersecting core areas: big data governance and the Internet of Things, cybersecurity risk management, and technology sourcing and transactions. His clients will benefit not only from his legal counsel but also from his deep knowledge of technology, including cryptography, and his savvy business acumen of how information flows through companies and what risks exist.

“Robinson+Cole is committed to growing and maintaining a stellar national cybersecurity and privacy practice. We are proud that we are able to continue attracting stars like Rick,” said Linn Foster Freedman, chair of the firm’s Data Privacy + Security Team.

About Robinson+Cole
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