Fernando M. Pinguelo Bio:

Fernando M. Pinguelo, a trial attorney and Chair of the firm’s Cyber Security & Data Protection and E-Discovery groups, devotes his practice to complex litigation with an emphasis on cyber security, data privacy, media and employment matters.

A former prosecutor, Fernando’s experience addresses all facets of litigation (trial, mediation, arbitration, appellate) in both federal and state courts and he regularly handles “crisis litigation,” including emergency applications with the courts. Most recently, the leading global information services company retained him to address data breach incident reportedly involving the theft of 15 million customers’ sensitive data.

He serves on state and federal committees, including appointments by the Chief Judge of the District of New Jersey to serve on the Merit Selection Panel for federal magistrate judgeship selection and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey to serve on the Evidence Rules Committee. Fernando handles a broad spectrum of national and international disputes including those involving business torts, data breaches, misappropriation of trade secrets, copyright/trademark infringement, and breach of contract and non-compete covenants. Fernando earned accreditation as an information privacy professional (CIPP/US) from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

A leader in the emerging areas of cyber law and electronic discovery, Fernando works closely with clients to develop strategies for managing business and legal issues relating to electronic data. He focuses client attention on preventing claims and pursuing strategies that enhance a client’s ability to manage data-essential precautions because of the financial and public relations fallout that often results from high-profile data breaches. When a rapidly evolving crisis or emergency hits, Fernando mobilizes his interdisciplinary team of professionals and implements a response strategy to mitigate damages. Fernando’s global network of highly skilled lawyers and other professionals from across the U.S. and more than 70 other countries enables him to provide clients with quality services outside our jurisdictions.

Recently, Fernando provided commentary on proposed federal legislation concerning cyber security, and received a Fulbright Specialist appointment in Brazil for his work on technology’s impact on the law. Notably, Fernando was involved in New Jersey’s first case addressing its new electronic discovery rule amendments; designed one of the first state-of-the-art electronic discovery law courses in the country, which he teaches at Seton Hall University School of Law; and created the ABA Journal award-winning eLessons Learned, an educational blog about how technology impacts lawsuits. Moreover, the President of the New Jersey State Bar Association appointed him Chair of the Privacy Law Committee. Fernando lectures for state and federal judicial colleges, including the New Jersey Judicial College and Escola Paulista da Magistratura (São Paulo), both of which provide judges with academic programs to keep abreast of legal developments. He also clerked for the Honorable Edwin H. Stern, Chief Judge, Superior Court of New Jersey - Appellate Division (retired). Within the media and entertainment industries, Fernando represents television personalities including Emmy Award-winning talent, performers, and writers on a variety of legal issues, including cyber security/privacy issues concerning their Internet reputation.

Fernando’s numerous published articles and speaking engagements in his areas of practice reflect the depth of his knowledge and understanding of the issues that his clients face, including his chapter authorships for the leading treatise on electronic discovery for in-house counsel, eDiscovery for Corporate Counsel (Chapter 17 - Electronic Data, Cyber Security & Crisis Management) (Thomson-West 2013–present), and New Jersey Federal Civil Practice (Chapter 10 – eDiscovery) (ALM 2011-present). He has appeared on television as a legal commentator on high-profile trials, and has been quoted and cited in numerous media reports covering cases he has handled.

Notably, Fernando has received Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent rating since 2011, its highest lawyer rating, which serves as an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, and legal experience, all of which it generates from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States and Canada. Chambers & Partners identified him as a Recognized Practitioner its Chambers USA 2014 Guide (Nationwide Privacy & Data Security) for his experience in handling notable matters. Furthermore, Fernando has been recognized by business publications that identify professionals who have made an outstanding impact in helping clients succeed, including The New York Enterprise Report, who awarded him its Technology Lawyer of the Year award, which recognizes the New York tri-state area’s top business advisors; Law Technology News(LTN) who recognized him in its October 2012 magazine issue as one of only a handful of U.S.-based lawyers with notable experience in handling cyber security and data privacy matters; and PenTest who in 2012 profiled Fernando as “the new breed of lawyer – The CYBER LAWYER, who is knowledgeable of both the legal and technical side of the cyber world.”




Boston College Law School (JD, 1997)

Boston College (BA, 1994)

Bar Admissions

New Jersey

New York


District of Columbia

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals (Second, Third, and Federal Circuits)

U.S. District Court of New Jersey

U.S. District Court of New York (Eastern, Western, and Southern Districts)

Eastern District of Pennsylvania

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Title Publisher Date
Can Lawyers Be Compelled to Produce Data They Compile? An Emerging Front in the Trenches of eDiscovery Battles Digital Discovery & e-Evidence - Bloomberg BNA May 14, 2015
Is Your Company Ready To Make Realistic Security Decisions? Superior Attack Intelligence Norse Corporation May 21, 2015
"Toying with Your Security and Privacy," Superior Attack Intelligence Norse Corporation , March 26th, 2015
"CFAA Amendments: Resolving a (Circuit) Splitting Headache?” Superior Attack Intelligence, Norse Corporation 02-10-2015
“Reasonable Expectations of Privacy Settings: Social Media and the Stored Communications Act" 13 Duke L. & Tech. Rev. 36 2015
The Privacy Battle In NJ — Who Is Winning And Losing? Law360 04-02-2014
April 1, 2014: Internet Scam Day – no joke... eWhite House Watch 04-02-2014
Reasonable Expectations of Privacy Settings: Contemplating the Stored Communications Act Through the Prism of Social Media Duke Law & Technology Review Spring 2014
eDiscovery for Corporate Counsel, Contributing Author, Chapter 17 “Electronic Data, Cyber Security & Crisis Management" Thomson Reuters West Publishing 2013-2015 Present Edition
New Jersey Federal Civil Procedure, Editor of Chapter 13, “E-Discovery” New Jersey Law Journal (ALM) 2013 Present Edition
eDiscovery Special Edition, Contributing Author, Chapter 13, “The Cloud, Server Consolidation, Ephemeral Data, and Information Security,” (Manageable) eDiscovery Challenges Facing CIOs and Info Sec” PenTest Magazine 9-2013
Court Weighs In on Compelling Non-Party Internet Service Provider to Produce User Information Bloomberg E-Commerce Law Report 12-19-12
"Olbermann Broadcasting Empire v Current, TV, LLC - A Three-Part Series Uncovering the Legal Battle Between Two Media Titans - Part II," Current TV Counterpunches National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, New York 10-26-12
The Cloud, Server Consolidation, Ephemeral Data, and Information Security, (Manageable) eDiscovery Challenges Facing CIOs and Info Sec Bloomberg BNA Digital Discovery & e-Evidence 12-6-12
Recent Developments in New Jersey Law, Social Media and More... New Jersey State Bar Association 10-10-2012
NLRB (Again) Weighs in on Workplace Social Media Policies: Employers Take Note Bloomberg BNA Electronic Commerce & Law Report 8-8-2012
Olbermann Broadcasting Empire v. Current TV, LLC - A Three-Part Series Uncovering the Legal Battle Between Two Media Titans National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, New York 8-6-2012
As Local As Local Law Gets - Part II: New Jersey 2010-2011 Court Term Civil Case Highlights Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 6-19-2012
Recent Development in New Jersey Law - Social Media and More New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education 7-26-2012
Bloggers Beware! News Reporter's Privilege May Not Protect Posts On Message Boards National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, New York 5-14-2012
Virtual Crimes, Real Damages Part II: What Businesses Can Do Today to Protect Themselves from Cybercrime, and What Public-Private Partnerships are Attempting to Achieve for the Nation of Tomorrow Virginia Journal of Law & Technology, Vol. 17, No. 1 3-20-2012
Tecnologia da nova era: tribunais brasileiros e americanos: Scraping a superficie das fronteiras legais do uso da internet Portal Migalhas 3-20-2012
New Year, New Resolutions: Do I Need an Agent? A Lawyer? A New Contract? National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, New York 3-2-2012
Is Social Media a Corporate Spy's Best "Friend"? How Social Media Use May Expose your Company to Cyber-Vulnerability Bloomberg Law Reports - Technology Law Report 2-13-2012
Medical Information At Risk: Digital Security and the Electronic Health Record Bloomberg Law Reports - Health Law Report 1-17-2012
New Age Technology: Brazilian and U.S. Courts 'Scraping' the Surface of Legal Boundaries of Internet Use Bloomberg Law Reports - Technology Law 11-9-2011
WARNING! Time to Appeal Orders Compelling or Denying Arbitration is NOW The Corporate Counselor, Volume 26, Number 7 11-1-11
Professional Responsibility: Is Your New In-House Counsel Current with New York's New Registration Requirements? Bloomberg Law Reports - Technology Law, Vol. 2., No. 10 9-14-2011
Interview, The Honorable Robert Menendez, United States Senator from New Jersey and Fernando M. Pinguelo, "Reducing Cybersecurity Risks - Government and Business Working Together" Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 9-1-11
Cyber Anarchy? The Brave New World of Crimes Against Businesses Commerce 9-2011
Piercing the Corporate Veil - NJ's Expanding Application to the Limited Partnership The Corporate Counselor , Volume 26, Number 5 9-2011
Interview, "Law schools drag feet on e-discovery amid increasingly burdensome volume of electronic data" Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialist 9-1-2011
Technology Taxation: Taxing the 'Cloud' on the Horizon Bloomberg Law Report- Technology Law, Vol. 3, No. 17 8-22-2011
Apple v. Amazon.com - The War for "App" Dominance Advances Bloomberg Law Reports 5-2011
Epsilon Breach: Small Businesses Who Get "Hacked" Must Act - Now Bloomberg Law Reports 5-11-2011
Is Your Business Venturing into the Cloud? Beware of the Fine Print! Bloomberg Law Reports 4-27-2011
New Jersey Supreme Court Rules That Employees Retain Privacy and Privilege of Attorney-Client Communications Made from Work E-Lessons Learned 3-31-2010
Virtual Crimes - Real Damages: A Primer on Cybercrimes In The United States and Efforts to Combat Cybercriminals 16 VA. J.L. & TECH. 116 2-1-2011
Avoid the Rainy Day: Survey of U.S. Cloud Computing Caselaw B.C. Intell. Prop. & Tech. F. 011101 1-1-2011
Virtual Crimes - Real Damages: Challenges Posed By Cybercrimes In The United States The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 11-2010
The Crimes Are Virtual, But The Damages Are Real Business Without Borders - An International Business Blog 9-8-2010
U.S. Supreme Court Addresses Employee Privacy in the Digital Age The Corporate Counselor 8-2010
Policing Workplace e-Mail Use The Corporate Counselor 6-2010
As Local As Law Gets: Navigating NJ's Unique Legal Landscape Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 6-2010
New Jersey Supreme Court Rules That Employees Retain Privacy and Privilege of Attorney-Client Communications Made From Work The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. 4-15-2010
The Reverse-Morals Clause: The Unique Way to Save Talent's Reputation and Money in a New Era of Corporate Crimes and Scandals Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal 4-2010
Zubulake Revisited: Ineffective Lit Holds and Sloppiness Lead to Wheel of Sanctions National Law Review 3-4-2010
New Jersey and Stengart: Perfect Together? E-Lessons Learned 2-15-2010
Morals? Who Cares About Morals? An Examination of Morals Clauses in Talent Contracts and What Talent Needs to Know Seton Hall University School of Law Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law 11-2009
eDiscovery & Immigration? How eDiscovery Lurks in Nearly Every Case Interpreter Releases 10-19-2009
An Aside: Sifting Through The "Fog" E-Lessons Learned 10-9-2009
NJ Appellate Court Reserves Course: Attorney-Client Privilege Revived Discovery Resources 10-16-2009
Use of the Internet in Employee Background Checks Labor & Employment Law Alert 7-2009
BREAKING NEWS: Employer's "Cyber-Snooping" on MySpace Results in Verdict in Ex-employee's Favor E-Lessons Learned 6-18-2009
Pre-Zubulake: Email Litigation Hold? Sure, Just Do It Right To Avoid Sanctions E-Lessons Learned 5-28-2009
Employers Beware: 'Cyber Snooping' An Employee's Private MySpace Account May Not Fit The Bill E-Lessons Learned 5-14-2009
eDiscovery Plain & Simple Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 4-2009
Best Practices in Digital File Storage - In Anticipation of Litigation Meritas - Law Firms Worldwide 4-24-2009
eDiscovery Special Masters - The New Kid on the Block is Here to Stay E-Lessons Learned 4-21-2009
New Jersey Court Finds Waiver of Privilege in 'Loving' Way Discovery Resources 4-14-2009
Are YOU a Public Figure? Defamation claims and how today's world of instant celebrity can convert average citizens into public figures National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, New York 4-6-2009
Know your jurisdiction...or your client will be pointing their "index" finger at you E-Lessons Learned 3-13-2009
Rules Governing Fax and E-mail Ads, Offer an Opt-out, or Prepare to Pay Out The Corporate Counselor 2-2009
Death Of The Non-compete For NY Broadcasters? Law 360 2-2009
No Privacy For Employee Info On Office Computers Law 360 9-19-2008
The Internet & Digital Downloading Are Changing The Music Industry Commerce Magazine 9-2008
Protecting Sources in America School of Journalism, The University of British Columbia 6-2008
Satisfy Your Company's E-Discovery Obligations New Jersey Law Journal 6-16-2008
Why Your Business May Be At Risk...Seven misconceptions businesses have about electronically stored information, the electronic discovery amendments to federal and state court rules, and the direct impact these issues have on a business The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 6-2008
Many Struggle to Keep the Right Electronic Records NJ Biz 5-5-2008
Write It Right: From A to Z New Jersey Law Journal 10-15-2007
The First Step To Meeting The E-Discovery Challenge? Have A Document Management Protocol In Place And Comply with It! The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 11-2011
9 Things Businesses Need to Know About Jury Waiver Clauses in Employment Contracts Legal TIP, Association of Corporate Counsel Website 7-2007
A Reporter's Confidential Source ... Revealed? The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (New York Chapter) Website 6-2007
Non-Compete Clauses: Are They Fair? The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (New York Chapter) Website 8-18-2006
Your Contract: Sign on the dotted line? TVSpy.com 12-1-2004
Wait! Don't Sign That Contract: The Effect of the Liquidated Damages Clause TVSpy.com 9-29-2003
The Need for Peace Talks in the War on File-Sharing TVSpy.com 7-21-2003
HIPAA - OUCH! What Every Reporter Should Know TVSpy.com 6-12-2003

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Proposed Bill Would Create New Jersey Cybersecurity Commission – But is that enough?
Posted on Monday October 12, 2015

Will we now have a New Jersey Cybersecurity Commission? In the wake of the recent denial of service (DoS) attack that crippled Rutgers University, New Jersey lawmakers advanced legislation that would create the New Jersey Cybersecurity Commission. According to the bill, the purpose of the New Jersey Cybersecurity Commission is to “bring public and private sector experts together to make recommendations as to ways in which New Jersey may become both a leader in cybersecurity and improve its own cybersecurity infrastructure.” The Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee unanimously voted in support of Senate Bill No. 2932, […]

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Survey Reveals Many Business Executives Lack Cybersecurity Confidence
Posted on Tuesday September 08, 2015

Do you lack cybersecurity confidence? Don’t worry many Business Executives don’t understand cybersecurity confidence. As cyber threats against U.S. businesses continue to grow, most companies have increased their investment in cybersecurity. However, according to a new survey, a number of high-level business executives revealed they did not possess much cybersecurity confidence. The March 2015 survey polled 100 security executives, 19 percent of which were at either the CISO/CSO or CIO level, regarding their cybersecurity “posture.” The term was defined to include factors such as the number of data breaches identified, how quickly responsible teams could respond, and how long critical systems […]

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The FTC Cybersecurity Authority Is Affirmed By The Third Circuit
Posted on Monday August 31, 2015

Decisions have been made regarding the FTC’s cybersecurity authority… In a precedential decision, the Third Circuit Cmorourt of Appeals recently affirmed the cybersecurity authority of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to hold businesses liable for data breaches under Section 5 of the FTC Act. The Facts of the Case During 2008 and 2009, hackers breached Wyndham Worldwide Corporation’s computer network on three separate occasions. In total, they stole personal and financial information for hundreds of thousands of consumers, which resulted in more than $10.6 million dollars in fraudulent charges. In recent years, the FTC has been increasingly bringing administrative actions […]

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Top Cybersecurity Threats Unveiled by Hackers – Is Anyone Safe?
Posted on Tuesday August 25, 2015

The world’s top security experts, hackers, and researchers gathered recently in Las Vegas for the Black Hat and DEF CON conferences to discuss the top cybersecurity threats on the globe. The events confirmed that no industry is safe from the top cybersecurity threats, with hackers exposing vulnerabilities in everything from cell phones to drones to rifles. The ability to remotely control a Jeep Grand Cherokee via its UConnect entertainment system was arguably the most publicized hack to come out of the Black Hat conference. The security vulnerability subsequently prompted the recall of approximately 1.4 million Chrysler-Fiat vehicles in the United […]

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Protecting Your Business Data in a Social Media World
Posted on Friday July 24, 2015

Mind Your Trade Secrets – Protecting Your Business Data in a Social Media World Facebook users spend more than 700 minutes per month on the site. Meanwhile, Twitter registers 230 million tweets per day. Given the proliferation of social media, it is safe to assume that your employees —from corporate executives to sales staff to manufacturing line workers— spend at least some time using sites like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram. In addition to personal use, many businesses encourage employees to use social media to tout products, recruit clients and otherwise promote the company. Social Media Poses IP Risks While […]

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  • The U.S. Fulbright International Exchange Program - Fulbright Specialist
  • Chair, Privacy Law Committee, New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association of New Jersey, Trustee
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Evidence
  • Founder/Co-Chair, Meritas Global Cyber Security & Data Protection Alliance

Bar Associations:

  • American Bar Association
  • Third Circuit Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Hispanic National Bar Association

  • The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
  • Masters Conference, Advisory Cabinet
  • Organization of Legal Professionals, Board of Governors
  • Historical Society of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

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Representative Matters

Cyber Security & Data Protection

  • Serve as Local Counsel to world’s leading global information services company with operations in 40 countries concerning recently reported hacker theft of the personal data of 15 million customers; facilitate New Jersey-based response efforts and support national coordinating counsel efforts in connection with investigation and crisis response efforts.
  • Represented an IT solutions services company against former employee who posted on a popular professional social media site his professional biography which included confidential, proprietary business information and trade secrets belonging to client, including specific contract terms in violation of client’s agreements with its customers which included confidentiality clauses protecting against the disclosure of any terms and conditions of services performed. Coordinated cease and desist efforts with former employee and social media site, which efforts resulted in immediate take-down of infringing content; and without the need for judicial involvement.
  • Led efforts in the U.S. in conjunction with Brazilian legal efforts concerning a significant data security breach; filed unique federal pre-lawsuit action that compelled cloud-based website to produce user information for use by international IT security firm in its investigation of highly confidential reports.
  • Successfully addressed breach of security issues for client under New Jersey's Identity Theft Prevention Act.
  • Led and coordinated efforts to contain company's data security breach and address data security obligations under the relevant federal and state laws.
  • Assessed client's lost data event and determined state data breach notification requirements did not compel company-wide employee notification.
  • Successfully addressed online social networking (OSN) issues for employer whose employees abused the use of OSN sites.
  • Secured removal from YouTube of video that disparaged client's integrity and caused a negative economic impact on its business.
  • Represented TV news anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports casters, including Emmy Award-winning talent, regarding cyber security/privacy issues concerning their Internet reputation. Representative clients include on-air talent who broadcast out of local and affiliate TV stations across the U.S., including in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York.
  • Assessed and updated large non-profit organization’s cyber security and data privacy policies and implement organization-wide training to help ensure compliance.

Complex Business Disputes/eDiscovery

  • Successfully obtained temporary restraining order against broker in connection with theft of trade secrets and confidential, proprietary information in connection with FINRA arbitration.
  • Successfully appealed, on an interlocutory basis (i.e., before all claims are resolved as to all parties), an adverse trial court ruling that compelled client to produce certain sensitive information, which reversal meant that the adverse party was barred from inquiring into client's sensitive information.
  • In New Jersey's first state case implicating its new eDiscovery rule amendments, successfully defended client in legal malpractice action over the course of a twenty-day trial.
  • Successfully defended prominent music manager in his opposition to a motion to dismiss filed by pop music star Taylor Swift and her parents; filed and prosecuted claims for restitution, unjust enrichment, and quantum meruit against Ms. Swift and her parents which lawsuit concluded with an amicable resolution of the dispute.
  • Successfully opposed, on less than 48 hours' notice to appear in court, emergency application seeking Temporary Restraining Order and Writ of Attachment on client's equipment and receivables on an alleged $1.1 million claim; coordinated recovery of deleted emails and cell phone records; and uncovered conduct that supported client's counterclaims for theft of proprietary information, tortious interference, violations of New Jersey's newly enacted Trade Secrets Act, and related computer-based claims, which amounted to more than $3 million in counterclaim damages.
  • Defended service provider client in responding to a subpoena issued by the Department of Justice - Health Care Fraud Division regarding its investigation into alleged wrongdoing by Wyeth Pharamaceuticals. Case involved significant issues related to eDiscovery and resulted in client's grand jury testimony and no charges being filed against client.
  • Successfully represented prominent Brazilian dentists and prosecuted violations by U.S.-based companies of dentists' copyrights of their unique medical procedure.
  • Successfully tried breach of contract lawsuit filed against telecom client in New Jersey state trial court, and reduced significantly plaintiff's damages claim.
  • Defended, prosecuted, and brokered settlement in insurance fraud/breach of contract matter that spanned more than six years (having been filed in four different courts and administrative agencies) and implicated dozens of parties.
  • Successfully second chaired the defense of a doctor charged with statewide consumer fraud that the New Jersey Attorney General's office prosecuted over the course of a fifteen-day trial.
  • Obtained reversal on appeal of an adverse, lower court ruling that violated client's due process, notice, and Fifth Amendment rights.
  • Motion for leave to appeal adverse discovery ruling granted in complex business lawsuit
  • Prosecuted multi-million-dollar insurance coverage claim on behalf of specialty resins manufacturer whose research and development laboratory was destroyed in a fire. Case involved complicated business interruption losses and spanned more than eight years. Although the case settled shortly before trial, Fernando tried it before two twelve-person mock juries and observed more than eight hours of "jury deliberations" that resulted in verdicts favorable to client.
  • Prosecuted copyright infringement claim on behalf of a screenwriter against a television network regarding its popular reality-TV show. Matter resulted in a favorable settlement.
  • Secured a favorable settlement on behalf of a client in a right-to-publicity case against a major television network.
  • Secured recently a court order compelling adverse party to produce documents in their native format due to allegations of spoliation and other misconduct.
  • Assessed large non-profit organization's document management policies and developed a plan to help implement compliance measures, including an eDiscovery protocol.
  • Served as outside eDiscovery counsel in support of claims filed in a federal action which implicate significant discovery abuses by adverse parties.

Labor & Employment

  • Litigated and appealed to the Third Circuit of Appeals a federal district court an employment claim under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). Outcome of case influenced in part Congress' decision to amend USERRA through the enactment of Veterans' Benefits Improvement Act of 2008.
  • Successfully led national magazine publisher's response to a New York Department of Labor investigation and audit of its freelance writers, coordinating the response with the publisher's offices in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Subsequently, the DOL withdrew its investigation.
  • Represented public figure against press attacks impugning her reputation; spearheaded her media and crisis-management strategy.
  • Negotiated favorable TV production deal between well-known restorer/curator of antique autos and producers of such hit reality TV shows as Pawn Stars and American Pickers.
  • Obtained temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction, in New York state court, against client's former employee for breach of restrictive covenants and theft of trade secrets. Matter resulted in favorable settlement.
  • Negotiated favorable severance package for executive of an international multi-media company.
  • Coordinated and led internal investigation into employee theft of company inventory that resulted in $.5M in monthly losses.
  • Negotiated favorable employment package for a renowned rheumatologist employed by a major New York City hospital system.
  • Negotiated favorable video distribution transaction for an International Master of Chess.
  • Represented TV news anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports casters, including Emmy Award-winning talent, concerning employment and agency agreements and contract disputes. Representative clients include on-air talent who broadcast out of local and affiliate TV stations across the U.S., including in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York.

Serve as Outside General Counsel to

  • eCommerce and Content Management company recognized for innovations in behavioral and predictive intelligence and personalization.
  • Global agency with exclusive rights to trademark of internationally recognized lifestyle brands.
  • Diversified media, entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event properties in small to mid-sized media markets and specializes in creating and distributing original entertainment, music and lifestyle content.
  • Radio and television trade association dedicated to represent the interests of its members in the broadcast industry.
  • National specialty prepared-foods company
  • Bread products distribution company
  • National solar and alternative energy company.
  • * Serve as national coordinating counsel for Opice Blum, Bruno, Abrusio e Vainzof Advogados Associados, Brazil’s premier cyber law firm.
  • * Serve as local counsel for a leading private equity investor in middle market companies which manages more than $5 billion of assets through its private equity, mezzanine debt, and private senior debt businesses.
  • * Serve as Local Counsel to world’s leading global information services company with operations in 40 countries.
  • * Regularly serve as local counsel for national and international law firms without offices in New Jersey, including global law firm with more than 2400 lawyers in 42 offices in major centers of business and finance throughout the world.

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Media Coverage

  • The Republic
    • Bank Cutbacks Near Border Worry Arizona Produce Firms – Money-laundering regulations prompt big banks to close accounts near the Arizona border, February 28, 2015
  • Forbes
  • Bloomberg
  • The Christian Science Monitor
  • Successful Business News
  • Law360
  • The Record
  • BC LAW Magazine
  • Risk Management
  • New Jersey Law Journal
  • WPIX 11- New York
  • IASA Daily News
    • “Cyber Security, Liability Take Center Stage – FBI agent Highlights panel about protecting data, other virtual assets,” Timothy Grace, June 9, 2014
  • EURweb.com
  • eForensics Magazine
    • “Interview of Cyber Lawyer- Fernando M. Pinguelo,” Joanna Kretowicz, February 2013
  • Law Technology News
    • "First, Do No Harm - Georgetown panel identifies and demystifies cross border e-discovery quandaries," Monica Bay, February 2013
  • D4 eDiscovery Service
    • "Privacy and EU Collection for eDiscovery," Chuck Kellner, December 2012
  • Law Technology News
    • "Judge Scheindlin Helps Demystify Foreign E-Discovery, Litigators face privacy conundrums when attempting overseas e-discovery," Monica Bay, December 10, 2012
  • Industry News
    • "LMFAO Being Sued by Former Mangers," Dean Cramer
  • Law Technology News
    • "Defending Big Data," Monica Bay, October 1, 2012
  • NJBiz
    • "Digitization offers new pharma marketing landscape," Jared Kaltwasser, July 9, 2012
    • "Adding technology doesn't have to mean staff cuts," Jard Kaltwasser, July 9, 2012
    • "Firms ditch stacks of paper for digital ease - Cloud offers open, closed data storage," Jared Kaltwasser, July 9, 2012
  • OLP eJournal
  • The New York Enterprise Report
    • "The 2012 Best Accountants & Attorneys: Industry Practice - Technology," August 2012
  • New Jersey's Top Rated Lawyers
    • 2012 Edition
  • Zubulake's e-Discovery
    • Laura A. Zubulake (2012)
  • New Jersey Law Journal
    • "Supreme Court Special Committee on Discovery in Criminal and Quasi-Criminal Matters," April 9, 2012
  • TMZ Sports
    • NFL Star Dwight Freeney - Feds Bust Advisors For Secretly Jacking Millions, March 26, 2012
  • New York Post
    • "OMG! EIC Spencer goes MIA at AMI's OK!" Keith J. Kelly, March 13, 2012
  • eLessons Learned
    • "International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Global Privacy Summit - Day 2 Recap,"Frank Gonnello, Jr., March 9, 2012
  • The Christian Science Monitor
    • "Bradley Manning: Will the alleged WikiLeaks ally have a compelling defense?" Mark Clayton, February 23, 2012
  • New York Tackle Journal
    • "Courts Tackle Spyware Interceptions," Peter A. Crusco, February 23, 2012
  • The Christian Science Monitor
    • "Would SOPA and PIPA bills 'break' Internet? Anti- Piracy measure being revised," Mark Clayton, January 18, 2012
  • TorrentFreak
    • "4Shared Sued To Reveal Identify of Infringing Users," January 4, 2012
  • The Christian Science Monitor
    • "Bradley Manning case signals U.S. vulnerability to 'insider' cyberattack," Mark Clayton, December 22, 2011
  • The Star-Ledger
    • Feds order Bergen County bank to beef up anti-money laundering efforts, Ed Beeson, November 27, 2011
  • New Jersey Law Journal
    • "Contractual Limits on Limitation Periods: Employers Battle Back," November 21, 2011
  • PA Law Weekly
    • "Social Media's Impact on Business and Employment," Pennsylvania Moving and Storage Associates Annual Conference and Expo, October 25, 2011
  • The New Yorker
    • "You Belong With Me: How Taylor Swift made teen angst into a business empire," Lizzie Widdicombe, October 10, 2011
  • The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS)
    • "Law schools drag feet on e-discovery amid increasingly burdensome volume of electronic data," Robert Hilson, September 1, 2011
  • New York Post
    • "Mideast Conflict," Andy Soltis, November 14, 2010
  • TV Guide
    • "Taylor Swift's Former Managers Sues for Millions," Robyn Ross, October 8, 2010
  • The Hollywood Reporter
    • "Taylor Swift's ex-manager sues for millions - EXCLUSIVE: E-mail from her father: I broke 'both his legs'," Matthew Belloni, October 8, 2010
  • New York Post
    • "Taylor Swift's former manager claims he was cheated out of millions," October 8, 2010
  • Fox News
    • "Taylor Swift's Ex-Manager Suing Singer for Millions," October 8, 2010
  • CBS News
    • "Taylor Swift Being Sued for Breach of Contract," Devon Thomas, October 1, 2010
  • Commerce Magazine
    • "Corporate Counsel Roundtable at the NJPAC," Rosemary Dreger Carey, September 2010
  • ABA Journal
    • "Hold that Tiger: After Woods Scandal, More Lawyers Are Teeing Up Moral Clauses," John Gibeaut, September 2010
  • Fordham Intellectual Property Media & Entertainment Law Blog
    • "Morals Clauses: Tiger Woods and The Death of His Sponsorships," Defne Gunay, March 4, 2010
  • Law360
    • "Taylor Swift Loses Bid To Nix Ex-Manager's Restitution Claim," Allison Grande, March 3, 2010
  • eDiscovery Plain & Simple: A Plain English Crash Course in e-Discovery
    • Allison Brecher and Shawnna Childress (2009) (book credit)
  • Los Angeles Times
    • "Morality clauses in contract enable companies to drop Woods, others; started with Hollywood," Dave Carpenter and Emily Fredrix (AP), December 17, 2009
  • Seton Hall University School of Law
    • "eDiscovery Blog 'Where law, technology, and human error collide' makes it to the ABA Journal's Top 100," December 11, 2009
  • Market Dispatches MSN - Money
    • "Haven't Seen a Tiger Woods Ad Lately?" Elizabeth Strott, December 8, 2009
  • KansasCity.com
    • "Where's Tiger on TV? His ads have been jerked, Keith Robinson," December 9, 2009
  • Personal Money Store: Money Blog
    • "'Gatorade Tiger' Sports Drink Pulled Off The Market," Shadra Beesley, December 8, 2009
  • The Business Insider
    • Will 'Morals' Clauses Impact Tiger's Endorsements?," Erin Geiger Smith, December 8, 2009
  • CIO Update
    • "To Tweet or Not to Tweet is No Longer the Question," Robert McGarvey, September 14, 2009
  • New Jersey Law Journal
    • "Penn. Firm Sued Over Shaky Grasp of N.J. Lien Law," Henry Gottlieb, August 21, 2009
  • New Jersey Law Journal
    • "Devoted to the Law: Richard Norris to get Justice O'Hern Award," August 21, 2009
  • Metropolitan Corporate Counsel
    • "eDiscovery Plain & Simple," April 2009
  • GC Mid-Atlantic
    • Tami Kamin-Meyer, April 2009
  • NJ Biz
    • "Many Struggle to Keep the Right Electronic Records," Martin C. Daks, May 5, 2008
  • The New York Times
    • John Sullivan, March 21, 2007
  • The Star Ledger
    • Article by Claire Heininger, April 19, 2007
    • Article by Ralph R. Ortega, March 21, 2007
    • Article by Ted Sherman and Josh Margolin, February 16, 2007
    • Article by Nyier Abdou, September 26, 2006
    • Article by Claire Heininger, August 29, 2006
    • Article by Matthew Reilly, May 23, 2006
    • Article by Jennifer Weiss, February 28, 2006
    • Article by Nyier Abdou, December 16, 2005
  • New Jersey Law Journal
    • Article by Charles Toutant, September 27, 2004
  • New Jersey Lawyer
    • NJSBA Report, May 21, 2007
    • "Quick Takes," March 21, 2005
    • Article by Robert G. Seidenstein, March 15, 2004
  • National Public Radio (WBGO and WHYY)
    • December 18, 2007
  • 1010 WINS
    • March 20, 2007
  • Asbury Park Press
    • Article by Associated Press, March 21, 2007
    • Article by Larry Higgs, May 1, 2004
  • City Belt Magazine
    • Article by Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, September 29, 2006
  • Courier News
    • Business Section, July 10, 2007
    • Article by Kara L. Richardson, May 11, 2007
    • Article by Pamela Sroka, March 21, 2007
    • Article by Christa Regalini, August, 2005
    • Article by Associated Press, January 22, 2005
  • First Amendment Center
    • Article by Associated Press, November 28, 2006
    • Gloucester County Times
    • Article by Associated Press, March 21, 2007
  • Home News Tribune
    • Article by Christa Regalini, August 2005
  • Jaffe Legal News Service
    • Article dated December 5, 2007
    • Article dated July 11, 2007
    • Article dated May 23, 2007
  • Today's Sunbeam
    • Article by Associated Press, March 21, 2007
  • Hunterdon County Democrat
    • Article by Blair Barbieri, March 22, 2007
    • Article by Editor, November 9, 2006
    • Article by Blair Barbieri, March 2, 2006
    • Article by Blair Barbieri, December 22, 2005
  • The Express-Times
    • Article by Andrea Eilenberger, March 21, 2007
  • The Montclair Times
    • Article by Paul Brubaker, March 24, 2005
    • Article by Paul Brubaker, April 22, 2004
  • New York Newsday
    • Article by Jeffrey Gold, March 20, 2007
  • The Trentonian
    • Article by Associated Press, March 21, 2007

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Fernando M. Pinguelo, advogado baseado nos EUA, com atuação estadual e nacional, responsável pelo Grupo de Segurança Cibernética e Proteção de dados do escritório Scarinci Hollenbeck, LLC de julgamento no sistema juridico norte-americano. Dedica sua prática a litigios complexos, com ênfase em disputas comerciais, segurança cibernética, mídia e questões laborais.

Ex-advogado de acusacao, Fernando é experiente em todas as facetas do processo juridico (julgamento, arbitragem, mediação, e recurso apelativo) em tribunais federais e estaduais. Lida com um amplo espectro de litigios, incluindo delitos comerciais, violacoes de dados, apropriacao indevida de segredos comerciais, violacoes de direitos autorais, fraude, quebra de cláusulas de nao concorrencia e descriminacao.

Líder nas áreas emergentes de Direito Eletrônico e descoberta eletrônica, trabalha em estreita colaboração com seus clientes, a fim de desenvolver estratégias de negócios, gestão e questões legais relativas à dados electrônicos. Foca a sua atuação em prevenção à lides e desenvolvimento de estratégias visando melhorar a capacidade do cliente em gerenciar dados. Conhece bem as consequências nefastas tanto economicas como de relacoes públicas resultantes de vazamento de dados de alto perfil. Quando da ocorrência de uma crise ou emergencia, Fernando mobiliza sua equipe inter-disciplinar de profissionais e implementa uma estratégia de resposta imediata para mitigar danos.

A sua participação ativa com uma afiliação mundial de escritórios de advocacia independentes, presente em todos os Estados Unidos da América (EAU) e em 70 outros países, permite-lhe oferecer aos seus clientes serviços além dos seus limites jurisdicionais. Recentemente, Fernando colaborou ativamente com proposta de legislação federal dos EUA sobre segurança cibernética, e foi nomeado Especialista Fulbright (colaboração com Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, São Paulo) pelo seu trabalho em descoberta eletrônica. Esteve envolvido no primeiro caso de Nova Jersey relacionado com as alteracoes da regra de descoberta eletronica. Entretanto, projetou um dos primeiros “state-of-the-art” cursos de Direito sobre descoberta eletrônica no pais, o que ele presentemente leciona na Seton Hall University/Faculdade de Direito. Atua nos comitês judiciais federais e estaduais, onde contribui para alterações de regras judiciais. Lecionou no Colégio Judicial e Escola Paulista da Magistratura, São Paulo, que oferece a juízes programas acadêmicos para que se mantenham a par dos desenvolvimentos legais.

Dentro da indústria de mídia e entretenimento, Fernando representa personalidades da televisão, incluindo vencedores do “Emmy,” bem como artistas e escritores, sobre uma vasta variedade de questões legais. Também atua como juiz do “Emmy Awards,” patrocinado pela National Academy of Television, Arts & Sciences, capitulo de New York, e é membro das seções de mídia da New York, New Jersey, Washington D.C., e Beverly Hills bar. Participou na televisão como especialista em julgamentos de alto perfil e é constantemente citado em reportagens sobre os casos em que atua efetivamente.

Os inumeros artigos publicados e palestras proferidas em nivel internacional, em suas áreas de atuação, refletem bem a profundidade de seu conhecimento e compreensão dos problemas que seus clientes enfrentam, a partir das perspectivas negociais e legais.

Fernando é filho de pais imigrantes de Portugal e do Brasil. Nasceu e foi criado na área metropolitana de Nova York, e por influência dos pais que sempre deram importância em manter uma conexão com os países de origem, fala fluentemente Português, além de compreender a cultura e tradições das comunidades descendentes.

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  • “Advanced Analytics - Learn How to Normalize Unstructured Data for use in Litigations and Investigations,” New Jersey State Bar Association - Privacy Law Special Committee, October 15, 2015, NJSBA Law Center, New Brunswick
  • “Privacy Law Seminar,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Jersey State Bar Association, July 15, 2015, New Brunswick
  • “Data Privacy – Educational Institutions in the Cross Hairs,” Higher Education Conference, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, June 3, 2015, Philadelphia
  • “Is Your Firm Cyber Compliant? The Dangerous World of Law Firms in Cyber Space,” New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting & Convention, Privacy Law Special Committee, May 13, 2015, Borgota Atlantic City,
  • “The Right to Privacy: When it comes to privacy, it’s dangerous to assume,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), New Brunswick, June 2015
  • "Toying with Your Security and Privacy," Superior Attack Intelligence, Norse Corporation, March 26th, 2015
  • Cyber Threats, Crisis Management, Being Prepared in 2015," Harry Hurley in the Morning (Guest Host Paul S. Rotella), Talk Radio WPG 1450AM, January 16, 2015
  • “The Cutting Edge of E-Discovery: A Review of the Latest Developments and What They Mean for Litigators and In-House Counsel,” NJSBA’s Labor and Employment Section, East Brunswick, NJ, November 24, 2014
  • “Cyber Security and Fraud,” New Jersey Society of CPAs, East Hanover, NJ, November 14, 2014
  • "Get Ready for the Big One! Crisis Management and Disaster Recovery," New Jersey Broadcasters Association (NJBA) 67th Annual Conference & Gala, Caesars Atlantic City, June 18, 2014
  • “Privacy Law Overview: What Businesses Need To Know,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), New Brunswick, New Jersey, June 10, 2014
  • “Cyber Security, Cyber Liability, Technology and How it All Impacts the Insurance Industry,” Technology Super Session, Insurance Accounting & Systems Association Annual Conference (IASA), Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, June 9, 2014
  • "Technology and the Law – 2014," Haydn Proctor American Inn of Court’s 2nd Annual Technology Presentation, American Hotel, Freehold, New Jersey, June 4, 2014
  • Interview with Guest Host, Paul Rotella, Hurley in the Morning, WPG TALK RADIO 1450AM, April, 25, 2014
  • Law Course: Cybersecurity-Computer Crimes (Spring 2014), Guest Lecturer, Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey, April 25, 2014
  • "The Privacy Battle in New Jersey - Who is Winning & Losing?" New Jersey State Bar Association (Privacy Law Special Committee) 2014 Annual Meeting and Convention, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa and The Water Club, Atlantic City, May 14-16, 2014
  • "Business Law and Corporate Counsel Symposium," New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, April 4, 2014
  • "Fourteenth Annual Bench Bar Luncheon & Ethics CLE Seminar - Social Media and the Law," Mercer County Bar Association, Trenton, March 26, 2014
  • "The Privacy Battle in New Jersey - Who is Winning & Losing?" Privacy Law Special Committee, New Jersey State Bar Association, New Brunswick, New Jersey, March 26, 2014
  • "Professional Crossroads: Ethical Issues and Professional Responsibilities with Respect to E-Discovery," National Organization of Bar Counsel (NOBC), Chicago, February 8, 2014
  • “Nuts & Bolts of eDiscovery,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Brunswick (July 18, 2013) and West Orange (October 4, 2013), New Jersey
  • "Meeting Your Discovery Obligations in the Electronic Age," 2013 HNBA Annual Convention, Hyatt Regency Denver Convention Center, September 6, 2013
  • “Executive Summary on U.S. President Barack Obama’s February 12, 2013 Executive Order on Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity,” Escola Paulista da Magistratura, São Paulo, Brazil, March 22, 2013
  • “Roundtable: Brazilian-U.S. Dilemmas, Initiatives, and Approaches to Common Challenges,” Opice Blum, Bruno, Abrusio e Vainzof Advogados Associados, São Paulo, Brazil, March 21, 2013
  • "First, Do No Harm: Preserving and Admitting Foreign Electronic Information," 9th Annual Georgetown Law Advanced e-Discovery Institute, December 6-7, 2012, Ritz Carlton Hotel, Tysons Corner, Virginia
  • "Silicon Alley South: Cyber-Compliance and Risk Management for South and Central America's Burgeoning Technology Sector," Fall Meeting, American Bar Association, Section of International Law, Miami Beach, Florida, October 18, 2012
  • "Do's and Dont's: Legal Risks in Outsourcing-Solutions and Strategies," Global LPO Conference and Exhibition, Elmhurst, NY, October 12, 2012
  • "Hot Topics in E-Discovery," Center for CLE & Academic Conferences, Suffolk University Law School, Boston Massachusetts, October 5, 2012
  • "eDiscovery: What You Really Need to Know - A Practitioner's Guide to NJ State and Federal Civil Practice," New Jersey Law Journal (ALM), Edison, New Jersey, October 3, 2012
  • "Recent Developments in New Jersey Law - Social Media's Impact on New Jersey Law," New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Brunswick, New Jersey, July 26, 2012
  • "Meritas in the Cloud: The Digital Law Office," Meritas Law Firms Worldwide, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 26, 2012
  • Program Chair & Moderator, "Economic Espionage & Social Media: Where Is Your Data Tonight?" American Bar Association (ABA) Section of International Law - Spring Meeting 2012, New York City, April 19, 2012
  • "Global Impact of Recently Proposed EU Data Protection/Privacy Reforms on Private Funds and Other Financial Firms," The Global Compliance Consultancy Group, New York City, April 16, 2012
  • "Global Impact of Recently Proposed EU Data Protection/Privacy Reforms on Private Funds and Other Financial Firms," The Global Compliance Consultancy Group, New York City, April 2, 2012
  • Presenter, "EHR Security and The HIPAA Risk: Carrots, Sticks and More Carrots," HiSoftware, November 9, 2011
  • Moderator, "From Crisis to Catharsis: Cybersecurity and Legal Measures to Respond to, Remediate, and Prevent Data Breaches," The Masters Conference, Washington, DC, October 4, 2011
  • Moderator, "Economic Espionage & Social Media: Where Is Your Data Tonight?" Fecomercio's Third Annual Cyber Law Conference, São Paul, Brazil, October 10, 2011
  • "The Virtual Doctor Will See You Now: The Implications of Increasing Health Information Flows Across Borders," American Bar Association, Section of International Law, June 17, 2011
  • Program presenter, Retirement Reception: The Honorable Edwin H. Stern, Supreme Court of New Jersey, East Brunswick, New Jersey, June 16, 2011
  • "Cybersecurity Law and Policy: Changing Paradigms and New Challenges," Cybersecurity Law Project, Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey, June 8, 2011
  • "The Virtual Doctor Will See You Now: The Implications of Increasing Health Information Flows Across Borders," American Bar Association, Section of International Law, May 23, 2011
  • "Virtual Crimes - Real Damages: Challenges Posed By Cybercrimes in the U.S. and Efforts to Combat Cybercriminals," Univerisity of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia, March 3, 2011
  • "Emphemeral Boundaries: Cross-Border Implications of Cloud Computing," ABA International Section Annual Meeting, Paris, France, November 5, 2010
  • "Global Challenges Posed By Electronic Crimes: The U.S. Government Perspective," Second Congress on Electronic Crimes and Forms of Protection, Sao Paulo, Brazil, September 28, 2010
  • "The Impact of Technology on the Attorney Client Privilege: A Case Study of Stengart v. Loving Care and Beyond," New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Brunswick, New Jersey, June 16, 2010
  • "Litigating in the Public Eye: How to Deal With the Press When Crisis Hits," Meritas Law Firms Worldwide, Los Angeles, California, April 9, 2010
  • "Cloud Computing: Navigating Cross-Border Data Protection Conflicts and Jurisdiction," Meritas Law Firms Worldwide, Los Angeles, California, April 9, 2010
  • "The Water Cooler Effect: How The Social Media Sensation Offers Businesses Risks and Rewards," Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, April 16, 2010
  • The Tiger Woods Effect: The Uncertain and Turbulent Future of Endorsement Deals, Morals Clauses, and Reverse-Morals Clauses, The Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal Annual Spring Symposium, March 4, 2010
  • "Emerging Issues in eDiscovery: How Are Company Legal Departments Positioning to Deal With eDiscovery In the Event of Further Litigation," Campbell Law Review Symposium, Raleigh, North Carolina, January 22, 2010
  • "Hot Topics in Venue Construction, Licensing and the Challenges Presented by Instant News," Sports Media & Entertainment Law Panel at the Third Annual Corporate Counsel Roundtable, Newark, New Jersey, November 17, 2009
  • "E-Discovery: Trends and Development Two Years After the New Rule," Hispanic National Bar Association Annual Convention, Albuquerque, New Mexico, September 4, 2009
  • "eData & Information Security: Friend of Foe?" Association of Corporate Counsel and Meritas, August 19, 2009
  • "Fernando Pinguelo Delivers eData Security Lecture To Association of Corporate Counsel," Association of Corporate Counsel, August 19, 2009
  • "Hot Topics in Labor & Employment Law 2009: Employment Implications of Online Social Networking," NMM, P.A., Bridgewater, New Jersey, June 18, 2009
  • "The Rise of E-Discovery," The Insurance Accounting & Systems Association, Orlando, Florida, June 8, 2009
  • "Email Manners: Watch What You Say or You'll Be Watched," St. Regis Hotel, New York City, June 2009
  • "E-Discovery: Forging Client Relationships Through Technical Expertise," MERITAS Law Firms Worldwide, Orlando, Florida, April 24, 2009
  • "E-Discovery and its Impact on Corporate Governance and Litigation," Rutgers University School of Law Symposium, Newark, New Jersey, April 2, 2009
  • 2008 Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium: From the Arena to the Streets: The Pressures Placed on Athletes, Entertainers and Management, Seton Hall University School of Law, Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law, November 7, 2008
  • E-Discovery - What You "Technically" Should Know and More, Mercer County Bar Association, November 6, 2008
  • "The Impact of Law in Today's Music Industry: Digital Downloading and What It Means for the Future of Music," Seton Hall University School of Law, March 13, 2008
  • "What You 'Technically' Should Know and More," Mercer County Bar Association, February 13, 2008
  • "Electronically Stored Information: Where Technology Meets The Law - If It Hasn't Been In Your Courtroom Yet, It Will!" The Judicial College of the Administrative Office of the Courts, New Jersey Superior Court, November 20, 2007
  • Podcast: "9 Things Businesses Need to Know About Jury Waiver Clauses in Employment Contracts," Lawline.com, November 19, 2007
  • "E-Discovery: Is Your Business Ready To Navigate Through The Minefield?" HalfMoon Seminar, November 1, 2007
  • "E-Discovery Federal and State Rule Amendments: What To Expect and How To Prepare," Construction Law Section Meeting, New Jersey State Bar Association, October 17, 2007
  • "Drafting and Reviewing Legal Documents," HalfMoon Seminar entitled New Jersey Legal Assisting Fundamentals, August 29, 2007
  • "Nine Things Businesses Need to Know About Jury Waiver Clauses in Employment Contracts," Association of Corporate Counsel, July 12, 2007
  • "E-Discovery: What Is It and What It Should Mean To You?" The New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund, 2007 Legal Program, Seton Hall Law School, June 29, 2007
  • "E-Discovery: Action Plan: What to Expect and How to Prepare," Annual Meeting of the National Association of Water Companies, New Jersey Chapter, June 22, 2007
  • "Contract Basics: What every journalist should know before you sign," South Asian Journalists Association's 2007 SAJA Convention and Job Fair, Columbia University, June 19, 2007
  • "E-Discovery Federal and State Rule Amendments: What To Expect And How To Prepare," New Jersey State Bar Association, June 6, 2007
  • "Real Life: You're A Lawyer," Student Bar Association of Widener University Law School, March 22, 2006
  • "A day in the life of an entertainment & sports law professional," Seton Hall Law School Entertainment & Sports Law Society, Spring 2004

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