Brenda R. Sharton

Brenda Sharton, a veteran litigator with 23 years of experience, is a senior partner with Goodwin Procter LLP and serves as a member of the firm's Executive Committee. Ms. Sharton chairs Goodwin Procter’s Business Litigation Group as well as its Privacy & Data Security Practice. She counsels and represents public and private corporations and their boards in complex business litigation and civil regulatory matters. She has litigated in courts throughout the country, from Maine to California. In addition to business litigation, Ms. Sharton is a nationally recognized expert in the area of privacy law and has handled numerous high-profile data privacy breach investigations and class action litigations. She has been recognized for the past several years as a Boston magazine “Massachusetts Super Lawyer,” recommended for her financial services litigation work by The Legal 500 United States and featured in U.S. News-Best Lawyers for her commercial litigation work. In 2012, Ms. Sharton received the Boston College Public Interest Law Foundation Curtin Award for Public Service, which recognized her pro bono work on behalf of rape victims for the Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC). She currently co-chairs the VRLC’s Board of Directors. Ms. Sharton lives in the greater Boston area with her husband and two teenaged sons.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Business Litigation, 2) Privacy & Data Security, 3) Trademarks, 4) Copyrights & Trade Secrets, 5) Class Actions, 6) Trusts & Estates Court Practice, 7) FinTech and 8) Higher Education
Law School Boston College Law School (J.D., 1990)
Education Boston College (B.S., 1987)
Bar Member / Association Massachusetts
Most recent firm Goodwin Procter LLP
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