Sherwin practices in Carmody’s litigation group, which was named “highly recommended” Connecticut litigation team in Benchmark Litigation’s Guide to Leading Business Litigation Firms and Attorneys. Sherwin thrives in taking on the unexpected and hard matters that our clients sometimes face.
As a certified privacy professional (CIPP/US), Sherwin counsels clients in the areas of data privacy and cyber security. In cases of data security incidents or breaches involving disclosure of personal health, financial and employment information, Sherwin has coached businesses and health care providers through the process of breach notification and responding to regulators. When litigation ensues, Sherwin is well positioned to defend or prosecute claims.
Sherwin works with clients to mitigate the risk of data and privacy breaches. He has helped clients establish written information security and governance programs. He has reviewed and drafted provisions for vendor contracts, outsourcing agreements, HIPAA Business Associate agreements for compliance with state and federal data security and privacy laws. Sherwin has advised clients in M&A and commercial real estate deals involving the transfer of data containing sensitive personal and commercial information. He advises clients on purchasing cyber insurance coverage. He speaks regularly on privacy and cyber security best practices to clients and professional groups.
Sherwin’s litigation practice is diverse. He has served non- and for-profit entities, utilities and municipalities in complex commercial litigation involving environmental issues, breach of contract, unfair trade practices and intellectual property disputes, as well as personal injury defense. He defends hospitals and doctors, including psychiatrists, against medical negligence claims. He also advocates for hospitals in involuntary medication and commitment proceedings before the Probate Court.
Sherwin can make the client secure in any forum. He has practiced before administrative agencies and at all three levels of state and federal court, including the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. International Trade Commission. Sherwin enjoys working with out-of-state attorneys as local counsel in Connecticut state and federal courts, whether the client needs only limited local guidance or more active involvement.
Before joining our firm, Sherwin clerked for the Honorable Alvin W. Thompson of the U.S. District Court in Hartford. Sherwin draws upon his experience with federal court clerks, judges, magistrates and government lawyers in order to counsel clients and out-of-state attorneys about federal practice in Connecticut. Before law school, Sherwin worked his way from examining short- and long-term disability claims for The Hartford Life Insurance Company to drafting group disability policies and advocating before state insurance commissioners.
Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States by the International Association of Privacy Professionals, 2015
Selected for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers in the area of Business Litigation, 2013-2016
Selected for inclusion in Connecticut Super Lawyers in the area of Business Litigation, Utilities, Intellectual Property Litigation, 2013, 2015-2017
Member, Civil Pro Bono Panel, U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, 2009-present
Selected for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers – Rising Stars in the area of Business Litigation, 2010-2012
Selected for inclusion in Connecticut Super Lawyers – Rising Stars in the areas of Business Litigation, Utilities and Intellectual Property Litigation, 2010-2012
Managing Editor, Quinnipiac Health Law Journal, 2002-2003