Richard Sheinis

11215 North Community
House Road
Suite 750
Charlotte, NC 28277

Richard Sheinis has litigated in federal and state courts for thirty (30) years. He has been the first chair for approximately 175 jury trials. His clients have included health care professionals and institutions, technology companies and global business entities.

Mr. Sheinis takes advantage of his litigation background to work with businesses in the areas of data privacy and security, employment and technology. He works with a wide variety of companies from small technology businesses to publicly traded companies with a global footprint.

ADMITTED

  • Georgia
  • Tennessee
  • North Carolina
  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia

EDUCATION

  • B.A., State University of New York at Binghamton, 1980
  • J.D., Duke University School of Law, 1983

PUBLICATIONS

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Defense Research Institute
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • USLAW Network
  • Secretary, Netherlands-American Chamber of Commerce of the Southeastern United States
  • United States District Court, Western District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
  • Board Member, Analytics and Big Data Society

Recognitions

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Presentations

  • “Blockchain in Hospitality: Regulatory and Governance,” Hotel Technology Next Generation webinar, April 30, 2019
  • “Are You Ready for GDPR?,” HTNG Asia-Pacific Conference, Macau, China, July 24-26, 2018
  • “Held for Ransom! First Steps to Mitigate Potential Server and Systems Takeover,” Medical Mutual 2018 Webinar Series, April 11,2018
  • “Worried About GDPR?”, HT-NEXT Conference, March 14, 2018
  • “GDPR Contracting”, HT-NEXT Conference, CISO Forum, March 13, 2018
  • “Cybersecurity:  Keeping Us Safe or Making Us More Vulnerable?”, Charleston School of Law 2018 Symposium, February 9, 2018
  • “GDPR Readiness”, Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals,  Central Carolina Chapter Meeting, January 26, 2018
  • “IT For Banking Law Lawyers: Threats, Security Trends, and Expectations”,  USLAW NETWORK Banking and Financial Services In-House Counsel Forum, October 4, 2017
  • “Exercising Cybersecurity Due Diligence in Mergers and Acquisitions,” Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, 2017 CLM Management & Professional Liability Conference, July 27, 2017
  • “Data Security Risk Assessments: The Gold of Due Diligence,” American Bar Association, National Legal Malpractice Conference in Boston, April 20, 2017
  • “Getting Smart about PII: A Legal & Logistical Roadmap to Protect from Privacy and Security Risks,” Hotel Technology Forum + HTNG North America HT-Next, April 11, 2017
  • “Cloud Security and Mitigating Vulnerabilities,”  UNC Charlotte Cyber Security Symposium, October 5, 2016
  • “The GDPR, EU – US Privacy Shield and the Russian Data Localization Law,” Hotel Technology Next Generation, May 3, 2016
  • “Privacy/Cyber Legal Issues in Private Practices,” Educational Breakfast Event hosted by Sterling Risk Advisors, Capital City Club- Brookhaven, February 2, 2016
  • “Better Call Saul,”Data Security Training Seminar by Hospitality eResources, Atlanta, GA, January 2016
  • “Data Privacy and Security, Cyber Liability, Compliance and Other Concerns in the Data Age,” Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys Annual Meeting in Columbus, Ohio, November 20-21, 2015
  • “Protection and Use of EMR in the Digital Age of Analytics, Clouds and Bad Guys,” North Carolina Health Information Management Association, November 5, 2015
  • “Privacy & Cyber Liability, Protecting Your Business,” Soup to Nuts Lunch & Learn, sponsored by Sovereign Risk Solutions, August 27, 2015
  • “Dawn of the Data Age”, Keynote Address, DRI Data Breach and Privacy Law Conference, September 2014
  • “The Road to Data Privacy and Cyber Security”, Alabama Association of Corporate Counsel, April, 2014.
  • “The New HIPAA Security Omnibus Regulation & Other Updates for the HIPAA Security Rule”, Georgia Society for Healthcare Risk Management- Fall 2013 Conference
  • “Employment Policies and Agreements to Minimize Risk in BYOD Program” USLAW Webinar, August 20, 2013
  • Georgia Healthcare Association Spring 2012 Conference, “HIPAA/HITECH and Other Data Security Issues”
Partner Rich Sheinis co-authored an article for the Journal of Accountancy with accountant Sarah Beckett Ference. The article, "Data Security Risk: You Can Take it Anywhere," can be found
In the Fall 2013 issue of Hospitality Upgrade, Partner Rich Sheinis wrote an article entitled “Making Your Cloud Agreement Work for You.” In this article Mr. Sheinis discusses
Richard Sheinis, a partner in the Atlanta office of Hall Booth Smith, P.C. authored a two page article of Sigel Communications Hospitality Upgrade magazine’s August issue. In
Richard Sheinis, a partner in the Atlanta office of HBS, recently passed the certification examination and receiving the designation of Certified International Privacy Professional (CIPP-US)
Richard Sheinis, the past  President and founder of the Netherlands American Chamber of Commerce, was awarded the 2012 Halve Maen Award for his work in
Atlanta, November 17, 2011 - Richard Sheinis, a partner with Hall Booth Smith (HBS) moderated a roundtable of Business to Business Magazine’s Atlanta Executive Sustainability
Practice Specific Experience

Richard Sheinis has litigated in federal and state courts for thirty (30) years. He has been the first chair for approximately 175 jury trials. His clients have included health care professionals and institutions, technology companies and global business entities.

Mr. Sheinis takes advantage of his litigation background to work with businesses in the areas of data privacy and security, employment and technology. He works with a wide variety of companies from small technology businesses to publicly traded companies with a global footprint.

ADMITTED

  • Georgia
  • Tennessee
  • North Carolina
  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia

EDUCATION

  • B.A., State University of New York at Binghamton, 1980
  • J.D., Duke University School of Law, 1983

PUBLICATIONS

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Defense Research Institute
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • USLAW Network
  • Secretary, Netherlands-American Chamber of Commerce of the Southeastern United States
  • United States District Court, Western District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
  • Board Member, Analytics and Big Data Society

Recognitions

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Presentations

  • “Blockchain in Hospitality: Regulatory and Governance,” Hotel Technology Next Generation webinar, April 30, 2019
  • “Are You Ready for GDPR?,” HTNG Asia-Pacific Conference, Macau, China, July 24-26, 2018
  • “Held for Ransom! First Steps to Mitigate Potential Server and Systems Takeover,” Medical Mutual 2018 Webinar Series, April 11,2018
  • “Worried About GDPR?”, HT-NEXT Conference, March 14, 2018
  • “GDPR Contracting”, HT-NEXT Conference, CISO Forum, March 13, 2018
  • “Cybersecurity:  Keeping Us Safe or Making Us More Vulnerable?”, Charleston School of Law 2018 Symposium, February 9, 2018
  • “GDPR Readiness”, Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals,  Central Carolina Chapter Meeting, January 26, 2018
  • “IT For Banking Law Lawyers: Threats, Security Trends, and Expectations”,  USLAW NETWORK Banking and Financial Services In-House Counsel Forum, October 4, 2017
  • “Exercising Cybersecurity Due Diligence in Mergers and Acquisitions,” Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, 2017 CLM Management & Professional Liability Conference, July 27, 2017
  • “Data Security Risk Assessments: The Gold of Due Diligence,” American Bar Association, National Legal Malpractice Conference in Boston, April 20, 2017
  • “Getting Smart about PII: A Legal & Logistical Roadmap to Protect from Privacy and Security Risks,” Hotel Technology Forum + HTNG North America HT-Next, April 11, 2017
  • “Cloud Security and Mitigating Vulnerabilities,”  UNC Charlotte Cyber Security Symposium, October 5, 2016
  • “The GDPR, EU – US Privacy Shield and the Russian Data Localization Law,” Hotel Technology Next Generation, May 3, 2016
  • “Privacy/Cyber Legal Issues in Private Practices,” Educational Breakfast Event hosted by Sterling Risk Advisors, Capital City Club- Brookhaven, February 2, 2016
  • “Better Call Saul,”Data Security Training Seminar by Hospitality eResources, Atlanta, GA, January 2016
  • “Data Privacy and Security, Cyber Liability, Compliance and Other Concerns in the Data Age,” Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys Annual Meeting in Columbus, Ohio, November 20-21, 2015
  • “Protection and Use of EMR in the Digital Age of Analytics, Clouds and Bad Guys,” North Carolina Health Information Management Association, November 5, 2015
  • “Privacy & Cyber Liability, Protecting Your Business,” Soup to Nuts Lunch & Learn, sponsored by Sovereign Risk Solutions, August 27, 2015
  • “Dawn of the Data Age”, Keynote Address, DRI Data Breach and Privacy Law Conference, September 2014
  • “The Road to Data Privacy and Cyber Security”, Alabama Association of Corporate Counsel, April, 2014.
  • “The New HIPAA Security Omnibus Regulation & Other Updates for the HIPAA Security Rule”, Georgia Society for Healthcare Risk Management- Fall 2013 Conference
  • “Employment Policies and Agreements to Minimize Risk in BYOD Program” USLAW Webinar, August 20, 2013
  • Georgia Healthcare Association Spring 2012 Conference, “HIPAA/HITECH and Other Data Security Issues”
Partner Rich Sheinis co-authored an article for the Journal of Accountancy with accountant Sarah Beckett Ference. The article, "Data Security Risk: You Can Take it Anywhere," can be found
In the Fall 2013 issue of Hospitality Upgrade, Partner Rich Sheinis wrote an article entitled “Making Your Cloud Agreement Work for You.” In this article Mr. Sheinis discusses
Richard Sheinis, a partner in the Atlanta office of Hall Booth Smith, P.C. authored a two page article of Sigel Communications Hospitality Upgrade magazine’s August issue. In
Richard Sheinis, a partner in the Atlanta office of HBS, recently passed the certification examination and receiving the designation of Certified International Privacy Professional (CIPP-US)
Richard Sheinis, the past  President and founder of the Netherlands American Chamber of Commerce, was awarded the 2012 Halve Maen Award for his work in
Atlanta, November 17, 2011 - Richard Sheinis, a partner with Hall Booth Smith (HBS) moderated a roundtable of Business to Business Magazine’s Atlanta Executive Sustainability
Practice Specific Experience