Robert P. Vacchiano is an attorney in the Firm’s Insurance and Reinsurance Group and Cyber Security & Data Privacy Group.
As a member of the Firm’s Insurance and Reinsurance Group, Robert represents insurers, reinsurers, retrocessionaires, and intermediaries in a broad range of complex insurance matters. Robert has more than a decade of experience litigating in this area and has authored articles on cyber liability and cyber insurance.
Robert’s practice with the Firm’s Cyber Security and Data Privacy Group began as an extension of his insurance coverage practice and his attention to issues that give rise to cyber insurance claims. He now works to assist businesses directly by providing them with advice and representation on legal issues presented by cyberattacks, ransomware, data breaches, errors in electronic fund transfers, and other privacy and security related matters.
Robert has attained the Certified Information Privacy Professional/U.S. (CIPP/US) designation from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). IAPP certifications are considered the global industry standard in the field of data privacy and security, and the CIPP/US certification reflects a demonstrated understanding of the patchwork of federal, state, and local laws governing private-sector information privacy obligations in the United States.
In addition to his work as a litigator, Robert helps counsel businesses large and small on a range of matters, including contracts, technology licensing arrangements, employment issues, data privacy obligations, and intellectual property matters.
Beyond his day-to-day practice, Robert has the privilege of serving as a barrister in the Brennan-Vanderbilt Inn of Court, a trial inn and chapter of the American Inns of Court. He is also an active member of the Defense Research Institute, International Association of Privacy Professionals, and the Essex County Bar Association.
Robert graduated magna cum laude from Fordham University School of Law, where he was Notes and Articles Editor of the Fordham International Law Journal and a member of the Federal Litigation Clinic. Following law school, Robert served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Vincent J. Grasso, Assignment Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Ocean County.