Cynthia Larose, a Member in Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.'s Corporate section, has been selected by Boston University Woman's Law Association as the co-recipient of this year's Leila Josephine Robinson Award. The award, named after the first female law school graduate in Massachusetts and first woman admitted to the Massachusetts bar, will be presented on April 8 at a reception hosted by Mintz Levin. Richard Mikels, Chair of the firm's Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Commercial Law section and fellow Boston University Law School alum, will present the award to Ms. Larose and co-recipient Laura Lonsdale, Ombudsman for Tyco International.
A Member in the Boston office and Chair of the firm's Privacy and Information Management Practice, Ms. Larose represents companies in information, communications and technology, including e-commerce and other electronic transactions. She counsels clients through all stages of the "corporate lifecycle," from start-ups through mid- and later stage financings to IPO. Her work with technology companies includes licensing, strategic alliances and financings, outsourcing transactions and privacy and data breach incident response counseling. Ms. Larose assists companies and educational institutions with privacy and information management compliance, including compliance with laws such as Gramm-Leach-Bliley, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), state data and information security laws and international privacy laws.
Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business will recognize Ms. Larose in its upcoming 2010 guide as a nationwide leader in privacy and data security. In 2009 and 2010, Women's Business Boston named her one of its "Top Ten Corporate Lawyers," and in 2005 the same publication selected her to its list of the "Top 10 Women Lawyers." In addition, she has been named "Best General Lawyer for a High-Tech Firm" by Boston Digital Industry News.
Ms. Larose has a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, an M.S., with distinction, from the Boston University College of Communications, and her J.D. cum laude from Boston University School of Law, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Probate Law Journal.