Sherwin is a certified privacy professional (CIPP/US, CIPP/E and CIPM) and counsels clients in the areas of data privacy and cyber security.
He helps organizations establish written information security programs. He serves as external Chief Privacy Officer, as well as the Data Protection Officer under the EU GDPR. He has negotiated and drafted privacy and data security provisions for vendor contracts, outsourcing agreements, data transfer agreements, Controller-to-Controller and Controller-to-Processor agreements, HIPAA Business Associate agreements, student data protection addenda, and so on.
Sherwin has advised clients in M&A and commercial real estate deals involving cybersecurity due diligence and the transfer of data containing sensitive personal and commercial information. He advises clients on purchasing cyber insurance coverage.
In cases of data security incidents or breaches involving disclosure of personal health, consumer, student, and employment information, Sherwin regularly coaches businesses, unions, law firms, institutions, and health care providers through incident investigation, breach notification, and responding to regulators. When litigation ensues, Sherwin is well positioned to defend or prosecute claims. He has assisted entities and individuals in investigating and civilly prosecuting others for computer crimes involving theft of confidential information and breaches of privacy.
Sherwin has also 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.
Sherwin has practiced before state and federal 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.
Sherwin clerked for the Honorable Alvin W. Thompson of the U.S. District Court in Hartford and 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.