Cynthia J. Larose

Member / Chair, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice vCard


  • Boston University School of Law (JD)
  • Boston University (MS)
  • University of Massachusetts (BA)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire

Cynthia is Chair of the firm's Privacy & Security Practice, a Certified Information Privacy Professional-US (CIPP-US), and a Certified Information Privacy Professional-Europe (CIPP-E).


She 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, and has broad experience in technology and business law, including online contracting issues, licensing, domain name issues, software development, and complex outsourcing transactions. She is also a key contributor to MintzEdge, an online resource for entrepreneurs that includes useful tools and information for starting and growing a company.


Cynthia has extensive experience in privacy, data security, and information management matters, including state, federal, and international laws and regulations on the use and transfer of information, behavioral advertising, data security breach compliance and incident response, data breach incident response planning, as well as data transfers in the context of mergers and acquisitions and technology transactions.


She conducts privacy audits and risk assessments to determine data and transaction flow and to assess privacy practices, and assists with drafting and implementation of privacy policies and information security policies and procedures and monitoring of privacy “best practices” across all levels of the enterprise.


She is a frequent speaker on privacy issues at conferences and media appearances and presents privacy awareness and compliance training seminars to client companies.


During law school, she was editor-in-chief of the Probate Law Journal.





Recognitions & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America: Privacy and Data Security Law (2018 – 2019)
  • Chambers USA: Noted Practitioner, Nationwide – Privacy & Data Security (2018) 
  • Chambers USA: Nationwide – Privacy & Data Security (2010 – 2016)
  • Chambers Global: Privacy & Data Security (2011 – 2012, 2016 – 2017)
  • National Diversity Council: Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology (2016)
  • Woman of Technology 2001 by Women in Technology, Inc.
  • Two Thousand Notable American Women (2001)
  • Women's Business Boston: Top 10 Women Lawyers in Boston (2005)
  • Women’s Business Boston: Top 10 Corporate Lawyers in Boston (2009 – 2010)
  • Named a "Rising Star" by Boston Magazine (2011)
  • Leila Josephine Robinson Award, Boston University Woman's Law Association (2010)
  • Boston Digital Industry News: Best General Lawyer for a High-Tech Firm
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Rising Star – Information Technology/Outsourcing (2005)
  • Top Author on the topic of cybersecurity, JD Supra Reader's Choice Awards (2016)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Member, Computer Law Association
  • Member, Federal Communications Bar Association

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