Peter J. Guffin - Pierce Atwood LLP

Peter J. Guffin

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2014

Peter J. Guffin is Chair of the firm's Intellectual Property and Technology Group and heads the firm's Privacy & Data Security practice. He combines extensive experience in the areas of intellectual property, information technology, privacy and data protection, with a practical appreciation of the business and legal imperatives that can determine a client's success.

University of PennsylvaniaJ.D.
Northern New England KnowledgeNet, International Association of Privacy ProfessionalsUniversity of Maine School of Law Section of Science and Technology Law Information Security Committee, American Bar Association

Case History

Recent Experience

Regularly provide advice regarding compliance with various federal and state laws and regulations relating to privacy, data protection and data breach notification, including the GLB Act, FTC Act, HIPAA, HITECH Act and the NAIC model acts and regulations

On behalf of publicly-traded (NYSE) financial services company, provided advice regarding IP and regulatory compliance issues, including privacy and data security, in connection with acquisition of a company that provides electronic payment processing solutions in the health care space, specifically, insurance premium and employee benefit payments

Regularly counsel clients that have experienced data breaches with respect to breach notification obligations, incident response, communications with regulators, risk mitigation and litigation strategies

On behalf of major insurers, banks, retailers, public utilities and health care providers, prepared and negotiated hundreds of technology procurement and outsourcing contracts involving mission critical systems and business processes, including major IT outsourcing deals involving offshore software development and other services


Office Location

Merrill's Wharf
254 Commercial Street
Portland, ME 04101
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Trademark Law of the Portland-ME Metro Area
Peter J. Guffin has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!

Practice Areas

Copyright Law
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Trademark Law

Other Information

Gender: Male