Lyndhurst, N.J., September 10, 2014 – Scarinci Hollenbeck is pleased to announce that Partner Fernando M. Pinguelo, Chair of the firm’s Cyber Security & Data Protection and eDiscovery groups, has been selected as a Fulbright Specialist to lecture from September 15th-28th by the Mackenzie Presbyterian University College of Law at its São Paulo and Campinas campuses, Brazil. Pinguelo’s lectures will focus on cyber law, doing business in the U.S., and intellectual property laws from the U.S. perspective in the context of Brazilian laws, policies, and initiatives.

For example, Pinguelo will address the Obama Administration’s February 2014 launch of its Cybersecurity Framework, which was the result of a year-long private-sector led effort to develop a voluntary how-to guide for organizations in the critical infrastructure community to enhance their cybersecurity; and Brazil’s recent enactment of Marco Civil or The Internet Legal Framework law that deals with the regulation of Brazilian cyberspace and establishes principles and rights for internet users and also details responsibilities for access and application providers in addition to the government in the virtual environment.

In conjunction with leading its Cyber Security & Data Protection practice group, Fernando Pinguelo is also co-Chair of Scarinci Hollenbeck’s Crisis and Risk Management Group. He has garnered both a national and international reputation as one of the pioneers of the emerging practices of cyber law and electronic discovery. Several local, national, and international syndications have recognized or otherwise profiled Pinguelo for his work, including Law Technology News, who identified him as one of the few U.S.-based attorneys with advanced experience in managing privacy and security issues.

Pinguelo devotes his law practice to complex litigation with an emphasis on cyber security, data privacy, international law, and crisis management. He is experienced in all facets of litigation (trial, mediation, arbitration, and appellate) in both federal and state courts. He handles a broad spectrum of disputes, including those involving business torts, data breaches, misappropriation of trade secrets, copyright/trademark infringement, fraud, breach of non-compete covenants, and employment.

The Fulbright Specialist Program, a program of the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, promotes linkages between U.S. scholars and professionals and their counterparts at host institutions overseas. The program awards grants to qualified U.S. faculty and professionals, in select disciplines, to engage in short-term collaborative two- to six-week projects at eligible institutions in over 140 countries worldwide.

For more information about Fernando M. Pinguelo and his areas of practice, please visit: Also, please follow Fernando Pinguelo’s Twitter account @CyberPinguelo to follow trending topics on Cyber Security and Data Protection.

Contact Information:
Fernando M. Pinguelo
Direct Dial: (732) 568-8374


About Mackenzie Presbyterian University
Mackenzie Presbyterian University is a private university based in São Paulo with campuses in Barueri, Brasília, Campinas, Recife, and Rio de Janeiro. It is an institution of higher learning that has a strong tradition and history in Brazil and is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in Brazil. The University is regarded nationally and internationally as a center of excellence, having graduated many important names in Brazilian history.

About Scarinci Hollenbeck
Scarinci Hollenbeck (@S_H_Law) is a New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C. law firm that serves a diverse group of clients in numerous industries. The full service, general practice law firm retains a highly trained legal team with expertise in several areas, including Cyber and Data Privacy Law, E-Discovery, Corporate Transactions and Business Law, Insurance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor’s Rights, Environmental and Land Use Law, Litigation, Public Law, Commercial Real Estate, Sports and Entertainment Law, and Tax, Trust & Estate Law. Top-tier personnel, innovative technology and superior client service adds to Scarinci Hollenbeck’s reputation as one of the most highly ranked law firms in the New York and New Jersey Metropolitan area.