HALL BOOTH SMITH, P.C

Richard Sheinis

11215 North Community
House Road
Suite 750
Charlotte, NC 28277

rsheinis@hallboothsmith.com

Partner

980.859.0381



Richard Sheinis has litigated in federal and state courts for thirty-seven (37) 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 cyber security, employment and technology. He works with a wide variety of companies from small technology businesses to publicly traded companies with a global footprint. He is also a certified mediator.



ADMITTED

  • Georgia
  • Tennessee
  • North Carolina
  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. 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



CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT), International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Fellow of Information Privacy, International Association of Privacy Professionals



PUBLICATIONS

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Defense Research Institute
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Secretary, Netherlands-American Chamber of Commerce of the Southeastern United States
  • Board Member, Analytics and Big Data Society
  • Hospitality Technology Next Generation

Recognitions

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

Presentations

  • “U.S. Data Privacy Laws: How Hospitality Can Stay Current and Compliant,” HT-NEXT 2021 Conference, December 15, 2021
  • "Data Privacy," University of North Carolina at Charlotte's College of Computing and Informatics Data Privacy Course, December 1, 2021
  • "State Data Privacy Law Update in the United States," American Hotel and Lodging Association Webinar, August 10, 2021
  • “HIPAA and Cybersecurity in the Age of Telemedicine,” Georgia Society of Healthcare Risk Managers, Spring Conference, May 7, 2021
  • “Data Privacy Update 2021,” Netherlands-American Chamber of Commerce of the Southeastern United States, April 15, 2021
  • “Partnering with Cyber Insurance Before, During, and After an Event,” Virtual Charlotte Technology Leadership Conference, September 10, 2020
  • “COVID-19 Legislative Updates and Remote Security,” Curi webinar, August 13, 2020
  • “Revised CCPA Regulations And How COVID-19 Is Affecting Data Privacy,” Hall Booth Smith webinar, April 7, 2020
  • “State Privacy Law Update,” IAPP- Charlotte Knowledge Net Chapter, October 23, 2019
  • “CCPA Is Almost Here- How to Get Ready,” Hall Booth Smith webinar, October 16, 2019
  • "Beyond HIPAA: Cyber Threats, Hackers and Risks … and How to Protect PHI", Georgia Society of Healthcare Risk Managers, Fall Conference, September 9, 2019
  • "NY SHIELD Act: How Your Data Privacy and Security Obligations Could Change," Hall Booth Smith webinar, August 20, 2019
  • “How AI Is Reshaping the Future of HealthCare”, Florida Society of Hospital Risk Managers and Patient Safety Annual Conference, Panel Presentation, August 15, 2019
  • "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"


In a Journal of Healthcare Risk Management article about the Office of Civil Rights submission of a report to Congress detailing more than 656 HIPAA


Written by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.

As many of you know, the VCDPA is scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2023.  In advance of the


In a Raconteur article about the need for companies to ensure they have the right insurance policies to contend with rising cyber attacks, Richard Sheinis,


Written by: Richard Sheinis, Esq. 

On March 3, 2022 the Utah Consumer Privacy Act ("UCPA") was passed by the Utah legislature and sent to the Governor


In a Journal of Healthcare Risk Management article about the HIPAA Safe Harbor Law in which HIPAA-covered entities and their business associates receive certain protections


In an article published in the Association of Corporate Counsel’s ACC Docket, Hall Booth Smith Partner Richard Sheinis and ParkMobile Chief Legal and Privacy Officer





Practice Specific Experience


Richard Sheinis | Data Privacy & Security Attorney Charlotte

Richard Sheinis

Richard Sheinis
11215 North Community
House Road
Suite 750
Charlotte, NC 28277

Richard Sheinis has litigated in federal and state courts for thirty-seven (37) 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 cyber security, employment and technology. He works with a wide variety of companies from small technology businesses to publicly traded companies with a global footprint. He is also a certified mediator.

ADMITTED

  • Georgia
  • Tennessee
  • North Carolina
  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. 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

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT), International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Fellow of Information Privacy, International Association of Privacy Professionals

PUBLICATIONS

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Defense Research Institute
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Secretary, Netherlands-American Chamber of Commerce of the Southeastern United States
  • Board Member, Analytics and Big Data Society
  • Hospitality Technology Next Generation

Recognitions

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

Presentations

  • “U.S. Data Privacy Laws: How Hospitality Can Stay Current and Compliant,” HT-NEXT 2021 Conference, December 15, 2021
  • “Data Privacy,” University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s College of Computing and Informatics Data Privacy Course, December 1, 2021
  • “State Data Privacy Law Update in the United States,” American Hotel and Lodging Association Webinar, August 10, 2021
  • “HIPAA and Cybersecurity in the Age of Telemedicine,” Georgia Society of Healthcare Risk Managers, Spring Conference, May 7, 2021
  • “Data Privacy Update 2021,” Netherlands-American Chamber of Commerce of the Southeastern United States, April 15, 2021
  • “Partnering with Cyber Insurance Before, During, and After an Event,” Virtual Charlotte Technology Leadership Conference, September 10, 2020
  • “COVID-19 Legislative Updates and Remote Security,” Curi webinar, August 13, 2020
  • “Revised CCPA Regulations And How COVID-19 Is Affecting Data Privacy,” Hall Booth Smith webinar, April 7, 2020
  • “State Privacy Law Update,” IAPP- Charlotte Knowledge Net Chapter, October 23, 2019
  • “CCPA Is Almost Here- How to Get Ready,” Hall Booth Smith webinar, October 16, 2019
  • “Beyond HIPAA: Cyber Threats, Hackers and Risks … and How to Protect PHI”, Georgia Society of Healthcare Risk Managers, Fall Conference, September 9, 2019
  • “NY SHIELD Act: How Your Data Privacy and Security Obligations Could Change,” Hall Booth Smith webinar, August 20, 2019
  • “How AI Is Reshaping the Future of HealthCare”, Florida Society of Hospital Risk Managers and Patient Safety Annual Conference, Panel Presentation, August 15, 2019
  • “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”
In a Journal of Healthcare Risk Management article about the Office of Civil Rights submission of a report to Congress detailing more than 656 HIPAA
Written by: Richard Sheinis, Esq. As many of you know, the VCDPA is scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2023.  In advance of the
In a Raconteur article about the need for companies to ensure they have the right insurance policies to contend with rising cyber attacks, Richard Sheinis,
Written by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.  On March 3, 2022 the Utah Consumer Privacy Act ("UCPA") was passed by the Utah legislature and sent to the Governor
In a Journal of Healthcare Risk Management article about the HIPAA Safe Harbor Law in which HIPAA-covered entities and their business associates receive certain protections
In an article published in the Association of Corporate Counsel’s ACC Docket, Hall Booth Smith Partner Richard Sheinis and ParkMobile Chief Legal and Privacy Officer
Practice Specific Experience

Richard Sheinis has litigated in federal and state courts for thirty-seven (37) 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 cyber security, employment and technology. He works with a wide variety of companies from small technology businesses to publicly traded companies with a global footprint. He is also a certified mediator.

ADMITTED

  • Georgia
  • Tennessee
  • North Carolina
  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. 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

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT), International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Fellow of Information Privacy, International Association of Privacy Professionals

PUBLICATIONS

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Defense Research Institute
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Secretary, Netherlands-American Chamber of Commerce of the Southeastern United States
  • Board Member, Analytics and Big Data Society
  • Hospitality Technology Next Generation

Recognitions

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

Presentations

  • “U.S. Data Privacy Laws: How Hospitality Can Stay Current and Compliant,” HT-NEXT 2021 Conference, December 15, 2021
  • “Data Privacy,” University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s College of Computing and Informatics Data Privacy Course, December 1, 2021
  • “State Data Privacy Law Update in the United States,” American Hotel and Lodging Association Webinar, August 10, 2021
  • “HIPAA and Cybersecurity in the Age of Telemedicine,” Georgia Society of Healthcare Risk Managers, Spring Conference, May 7, 2021
  • “Data Privacy Update 2021,” Netherlands-American Chamber of Commerce of the Southeastern United States, April 15, 2021
  • “Partnering with Cyber Insurance Before, During, and After an Event,” Virtual Charlotte Technology Leadership Conference, September 10, 2020
  • “COVID-19 Legislative Updates and Remote Security,” Curi webinar, August 13, 2020
  • “Revised CCPA Regulations And How COVID-19 Is Affecting Data Privacy,” Hall Booth Smith webinar, April 7, 2020
  • “State Privacy Law Update,” IAPP- Charlotte Knowledge Net Chapter, October 23, 2019
  • “CCPA Is Almost Here- How to Get Ready,” Hall Booth Smith webinar, October 16, 2019
  • “Beyond HIPAA: Cyber Threats, Hackers and Risks … and How to Protect PHI”, Georgia Society of Healthcare Risk Managers, Fall Conference, September 9, 2019
  • “NY SHIELD Act: How Your Data Privacy and Security Obligations Could Change,” Hall Booth Smith webinar, August 20, 2019
  • “How AI Is Reshaping the Future of HealthCare”, Florida Society of Hospital Risk Managers and Patient Safety Annual Conference, Panel Presentation, August 15, 2019
  • “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”
In a Journal of Healthcare Risk Management article about the Office of Civil Rights submission of a report to Congress detailing more than 656 HIPAA
Written by: Richard Sheinis, Esq. As many of you know, the VCDPA is scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2023.  In advance of the
In a Raconteur article about the need for companies to ensure they have the right insurance policies to contend with rising cyber attacks, Richard Sheinis,
Written by: Richard Sheinis, Esq.  On March 3, 2022 the Utah Consumer Privacy Act ("UCPA") was passed by the Utah legislature and sent to the Governor
In a Journal of Healthcare Risk Management article about the HIPAA Safe Harbor Law in which HIPAA-covered entities and their business associates receive certain protections
In an article published in the Association of Corporate Counsel’s ACC Docket, Hall Booth Smith Partner Richard Sheinis and ParkMobile Chief Legal and Privacy Officer
Practice Specific Experience