A member of Sheehan Phinney since 2002, J.P. brings his litigation experience to the firm’s data privacy and security group, a group he co-chairs. In his litigation practice, he represents clients across a wide variety of industries in civil litigation. His work includes the representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in complex litigation matters including general commercial disputes; trade secret, noncompetition and restrictive covenant litigation; employment cases; and construction actions. In his time with the firm, J.P. has represented businesses and individuals engaged in various aspects of the construction trade, media companies defending defamation claims, product manufacturers facing warranty claims, technology developers in business-to-business disputes and noncompetition litigation, victims of professional negligence, and many other types of businesses.
J.P. provides general advice to staffing companies and a multiple listing service.
J.P. represents clients that have experienced a data breach to navigate the statutes requiring notifications and to manage the risk of claims. He also counsels companies before breaches occur on how to prepare for them and protect against them. He helps companies perform risk assessments to determine areas in need of attention and to inform decisions for policy drafting and implementation. He also guides companies through drafting and implementing records and data management policies and the management of electronically stored information. He has lectured and presented on all aspects of document retention and destruction policies, with particular emphasis on their application to litigation. He has also cultivated skill in the electronic discovery practices and data mining techniques that impact all litigation matters.
J.P. also serves as Associate General Counsel to the firm.