Attorney - Patrick C.  Powell

Attorney:

Patrick C. Powell
Attorney at Law
HBS Brunswick Office

P: 912.554.0093
F: 912.554.1973
E: ppowell@hallboothsmith.com
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Overview

Patrick is an associate in the Brunswick office of HBS and practices in a wide variety of areas, including Data Privacy and Security, Business Advisory and Litigation, Healthcare Compliance, Employment Law, and General Insurance Defense Litigation.  Patrick, as lead counsel, has tried numerous cases throughout Georgia and uses his litigation background to work with businesses in the areas of data privacy and security, employment, and technology.

Patrick received his J.D. from the University of Georgia in 2011.  While in law school, he was awarded Best Advocate in the second round of a national mock trial competition, was a semi-finalist in the J. Melvin England Mock Trial Competition, finished in the top 16 in the Russell Moot Court Competition, served on the Executive Board of the Mock Trial Team, and was Treasurer of the Student Bar Association. While in law school, Patrick also served as a Third Year Practice Prosecutor for the Rockdale County District Attorney’s Office.

Patrick received his B.A. in Political Science, magna cum laude, from the University of Georgia in 2008.  While there, he served as Justice for the University Judiciary, Vice President of the Inter-Fraternity Council, served on the Leadership Team for Campus Crusade for Christ, was Number Three in the Kappa Alpha Order, was a graduate of the Institute for Leadership Advancement, and was selected to Phi Beta Kappa and Blue Key. While at the University of Georgia, Patrick interned for United States Senator Saxby Chambliss and studied abroad in Costa Rica.

Patrick and his wife, Jill, live on Saint Simons Island, Georgia.  They are members of Wesley United Methodist Church at Frederica where Patrick currently serves on the Board of Trustees and as an Usher.  In addition, Patrick serves on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Young Lawyers Division, leads a 707 Bible study for middle school boys through the Gathering Place, is Treasurer of the Glynn County Bar Association, and previously served as Co-Chairman of Leadership Glynn.

Practice Areas

Data Privacy and Security

Patrick is a Certified Privacy Professional (CIPP-US) through the International Association of Privacy Professionals.  He has experience in the areas of HIPAA, HITECH, and PCI DSS compliance.
Patrick provides compliance and privacy advisory services that include global privacy policies, privacy audits and compliance programs, regulatory compliance, policies and procedures, data monetization, privacy by design, and the internet of things.  Patrick works with companies on the front end to develop enterprise wide data security preparedness strategies that include development and review of security incident response plans, cybersecurity audits, risk assessment analysis, policies and procedures, employee training, insurance, and vendor management assessment.  
Patrick is the Co-Lead of the Firm's Data Security Rapid Response Team. In this role, Patrick is available around the clock to assist companies that are or have experienced a breach with forensics, law enforcement and regulators, data breach notification, managing public disclosures, C-Suite and Board support, and litigation.  
Additionally, Patrick assists companies with vendor & technology transactions, cloud computing, development, and insured and uninsured data breach events.

Education

University of Georgia J.D., 2011
University of Georgia B.A., magna cum laude, 2008

Admitted

Georgia (2011)
   State and Superior Courts (2011)
   Supreme Court of Georgia (2011)
   Georgia Court of Appeals (2011)
   United States District Court – Southern District of Georgia (2011)

Publications

It Pays to be Ready: HIPAA Phase II Audits Underway Now, Health System Client, March 2016
2015 Hospitality Cyber Threat Year In Review, Hospitality Client, February 2016
HIPAA Guidance for Physicians, Medical Provider Client, January 2016
HHS Clarifies Patients' Right To Health Data, Medical Practice Client, January 2016
Indemnity Provisions: Be Careful How You Contract, Long-Term Care Client, September 2014

Activities

Board of Directors, Georgia Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia
Board of Trustees and Usher, Wesley United Methodist Church at Frederica
Treasurer, Glynn County Bar Association
Leader of weekly 707 group through The Gathering Place
Co-Chairman, Leadership Glynn (2013-2015)
President and Founder, Glynn County Young Lawyers Division (2012-2013)

Presentations

Enterprise Best Practices in the Cyber World, RIMS Enterprise Risk Management’s National Conference, October 2016

Awards

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Memberships

Georgia Bar Association
Georgia Young Lawyers Divisions
Glynn County Bar Association
Phi Beta Kappa
 
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