Cassandra M. Porter is the Americas/APAC data privacy lead attorney for a Fortune 100 Techcompany working to transform clients’ businesses, operations and technology models for the digital era. She counsels internal clients on privacy-related matters such as data collection practices, online advertising, mobile commerce, along with the development and acquisition of new technology, data incidents and management.
Cassandra is a member of the inaugural class of Privacy Law Specialists, a new specialty recognized by the American Bar Association, and a Fellow of Information Privacy by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Her IAPP credentials as a Certified Information Privacy Professional and Certified Information Privacy Manager designate her as thought leader in the field. She is a former co-chair of the IAPP’s New Jersey Chapter and
member of the Bankruptcy Lawyers Advisory Committee for the District of New Jersey. As a member of the United States Trustee’s Consumer Privacy Ombudsman (CPO) panel, she served as the CPO in the Golfsmith International chapter 11 cases. Previously she was counsel at Lowenstein Sandler LLP where, in addition to assisting clients with data privacy-related issues, she also regularly represented debtors in possession and creditors in chapter 11 matters along with indigents in chapter 7 proceedings in association with the Volunteer Lawyers for Justice.
Prior to joining Lowenstein, she clerked for the Honorable Cecelia Morris, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of New York and was the Assistant Managing Attorney at Kaye Scholer LLP.
Before practicing law, she built a foundation for her career in data privacy as a senior reference librarian and acquired a master’s degree from Pratt Institute. Cassandra obtained her law degree from Brooklyn Law School and a certificate in Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Law from Seton Hall University Law School. She is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey state courts, federal courts located in the Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of New York, and the District of New Jersey.
Cassandra regularly presents continuing education seminars for organizations such as the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, and the IAPP’s NJ Chapter. She has also presented seminars for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the New York State Bar Association, the New York Women’s Bar Association, and Brooklyn Law School. Her articles have appeared in
multiple publications such as Practical Law, Law360, American Bankruptcy Trustee Journal, Healthcare Business Today, CRF News, along with publications from the IAPP, the American Bar Association, and the ABI.