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Gregory M. Dickinson

Senior Associate
  • Rochester
  • 585.231.1325
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Greg Dickinson’s practice includes privacy and data security matters, commercial and appellate litigation, and government and internal investigations. He advises clients regarding privacy law, cybersecurity compliance, and data breach response, represents businesses and not-for-profit entities in trade secret and other commercial disputes, and defends organizations and individuals under investigation by the state and federal government.

Before beginning his legal career, Greg earned a B.S. degree in computer science. His combination of computer science and legal training has drawn him toward privacy and data security law, which is a primary focus of his practice. He has years of experience guiding investigations of computer data breaches, issuing consumer notifications and breach reports in largescale, multi-state breaches, and defending companies in breach-related federal and state regulatory investigations and customer class-action litigation.

In the privacy and data security regulatory space, Greg provides analysis and strategic advice on a range of regulatory frameworks, including the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the Gramm-Leach-Blilely Act (GLBA), Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), and guidance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Member, Harvard-Radcliffe Club of Rochester
  • Member, Society for Empirical Legal Studies

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Selected to the Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, 2017-2018
  • Executive Editor, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, Harvard Law School

PUBLICATIONS

  • "Privacy Law is Coming", Rochester Beacon, April 16, 2019
  • “Calibrating Chevron for Preemption,” 63 Administrative Law Review 667, 2011
  • “An Empirical Study of Obstacle Preemption in the Supreme Court,” 89 Nebraska Law Review 682, 2011
  • “An Interpretive Framework for Narrower Immunity Under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act,” 33 Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy 863, 2010
  • “Chevron’s Sliding Scale in Wyeth v. Levine,” 33 Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy 1177, 2010

PRACTICE AREAS

ADMISSIONS

  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western and Northern Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First, Second, and Fifth Circuits

CLERKSHIP

  • Judge Richard C. Wesley, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, New York, N.Y.

EDUCATION

  • Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • Houghton College, B.S., Computer Science, summa cum laude
HSE Law
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Gregory M. Dickinson
Senior Associate
gdickinson@hselaw.com
tel: 585.231.1325
fax: 585.232.2152

Greg Dickinson’s practice includes privacy and data security matters, commercial and appellate litigation, and government and internal investigations. He advises clients regarding privacy law, cybersecurity compliance, and data breach response, represents businesses and not-for-profit entities in trade secret and other commercial disputes, and defends organizations and individuals under investigation by the state and federal government.

Before beginning his legal career, Greg earned a B.S. degree in computer science. His combination of computer science and legal training has drawn him toward privacy and data security law, which is a primary focus of his practice. He has years of experience guiding investigations of computer data breaches, issuing consumer notifications and breach reports in largescale, multi-state breaches, and defending companies in breach-related federal and state regulatory investigations and customer class-action litigation.

In the privacy and data security regulatory space, Greg provides analysis and strategic advice on a range of regulatory frameworks, including the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the Gramm-Leach-Blilely Act (GLBA), Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), and guidance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Member, Harvard-Radcliffe Club of Rochester
  • Member, Society for Empirical Legal Studies

Honors & Awards

  • Selected to the Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, 2017-2018
  • Executive Editor, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, Harvard Law School

Publications

  • "Privacy Law is Coming", Rochester Beacon, April 16, 2019
  • “Calibrating Chevron for Preemption,” 63 Administrative Law Review 667, 2011
  • “An Empirical Study of Obstacle Preemption in the Supreme Court,” 89 Nebraska Law Review 682, 2011
  • “An Interpretive Framework for Narrower Immunity Under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act,” 33 Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy 863, 2010
  • “Chevron’s Sliding Scale in Wyeth v. Levine,” 33 Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy 1177, 2010

Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • New York

Clerkship

  • Judge Richard C. Wesley, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, New York, N.Y.

Education

  • Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • Houghton College, B.S., Computer Science, summa cum laude

Disclaimer

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