Faith D. Kasparian


Direct 781-697-2231
Fax 781-622-5933
Waltham, MA

Boston, MA

Faith is the Chair of the Firm’s Privacy and Data Security Practice Group and a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US).  She is a creative, dynamic, and pragmatic problem solver who loves helping clients mitigate business risk and find practical solutions to legal challenges.

Faith counsels clients on compliance with the myriad and rapidly evolving privacy laws, including state, federal, and international laws, such as CAN-SPAM, COPPA, FCRA, FERPA, GLBA, HIPAA, TCPA, the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA) , the Colorado Privacy Act (CPA), the Utah Consumer Privacy Act (UCPA), the Connecticut Act Concerning Personal Data Privacy and Online Monitoring (CTDPA), the Massachusetts data protection regulations (201 CMR 17), the New York SHIELD Act, and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and international data transfer mechanisms (including the “standard contractual clauses” issued by the European Commission and the international data transfer agreement and addendum issued by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office).

Faith also negotiates commercial agreements involving privacy and data security, including data processing and data sharing agreements; develops privacy and security policies and information management best practices; advises on incident and breach response; and handles privacy risk allocation and due diligence in the context of M&A and investment transactions. Faith provides guidance on regulatory matters and defended the first online behavioral advertising case brought by the Federal Trade Commission against an online network advertiser.  In addition to her privacy expertise, Faith’s transactional practice focuses on the structuring, drafting, and negotiation of agreements surrounding the development and commercialization of technology and other intellectual property assets, including acquisition, distribution, strategic alliance, software as a service, and enterprise licensing agreements, as well as EULAs and terms of use.

Faith advises clients at all stages of growth, from private small-to-medium enterprises to large publicly-traded companies, and across a broad range of industry verticals that include software and e-commerce; marketing/advertising, financial, and healthcare technology; education; professional services; clinical trials and research; digital games; life sciences; and the arts.

Prior to joining the Firm, Faith was assistant college counsel to Emerson College, providing services to the College and to its Majestic Theater, and was an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Covington & Burling, practicing in the intellectual property, technology, and communications areas. Following law school, she clerked for the Honorable Gerald Bard Tjoflat, Circuit Judge for the US Court of Appeals (Eleventh Circuit).

Video: Privacy and Data Security Issues for Service Recipients and Service Providers

Video: Understanding the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

Video: The Importance of Developing an Accurate Privacy Policy

Video: Privacy in M&A Transactions

Presenter, Lunch and Learn: Data Privacy and Security, Scroobious

Presenter, 2021 Privacy & Cybersecurity Conference, Future-Proofing Privacy Compliance, Boston Bar Association

Presenter, Pragmatic Advice for Addressing the Unique Challenges Raised by The Data Protection Landscape, New England Corporate Counsel Association, Inc.

Presenter, Operationalizing Standard Contractual Clauses, Morse and Privacy Ref

Presenter, Operationalizing Emerging US Privacy Laws, Privacy+Security Academy

Presenter, Privacy Online: How to Apply the Myriad Laws to Your Client’s Business, MCLE

Presenter, Privacy Round Table, Privacy Ref Webinar

Presenter, Confronting Privacy Fears: Practical Approaches to Challenges in the U.S. and EU, Morse and Hewitsons

Presenter (Privacy and Data Security), Head into the Clouds:  What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Purchasing – and Selling – Cloud Services, New England Corporate Counsel Association, Inc.

Presenter, Emerging Issues in M&A: Enhancing Data Privacy and Security in 2015The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

Presenter, 16th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference, FTC Privacy Law Update, MCLE

Presenter, 15th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference, Privacy Update, MCLE

Presenter, 14th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference, Privacy Update, MCLE

Faith holds a degree in vocal performance from New England Conservatory of Music and continues to perform in cabaret settings. She is passionate about exercise and vegan pastry.

  • Duke University, J.D., magna cum laude (managing editor of Duke Law Journal); M.A. in English
  • New England Conservatory of Music, B.M., with academic honors, (vocal performance)
  • Tufts University, B.A., summa cum laude
  • Massachusetts Bar
  • District of Columbia
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