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Risa B. Boerner (CIPP/US)

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Risa Boerner is a partner in the Philadelphia office. She is the Chair of the firm’s Data Security and Workplace Privacy Practice Group. Risa is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and has counseled clients on issues relating to state and federal data protection laws, responding to security breaches, surveillance of employees’ electronic communications, workplace investigations and searches, social media and electronic communication policies, and the protection of trade secrets and confidential information.

Risa also regularly litigates and counsels clients on issues pertaining to the hiring and termination of employees, compliance with employment discrimination laws, negotiating and drafting employment agreements, covenants not to compete, confidentiality agreements, employee raiding, unfair competition, and related matters.

Risa has litigated employment matters in federal and state courts and before arbitration panels throughout the country and internationally. She has represented clients in a variety of industries, including printing and publishing, finance, asset management and valuation, online retailing, retail mortgage lending, home health care, personnel placement and recruitment, computer technology, construction, manufacturing, medical, securities, banking and insurance.

Risa has also assisted corporate clients in drafting and updating existing employment agreements and in implementing local and nationwide policies for protecting trade secrets and other proprietary information, and has advised clients on how to tailor restrictive covenants to comply with legal requirements in multiple jurisdictions.

Honors & Leadership

Professional Activities

  • Member, Litigation Section and Labor and Employment Section, American Bar Association
  • Member, Civil Litigation and Labor and Employment Sections, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member, Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals


Seminars & Speaking Engagements

  • March 5, 2019, Fisher Phillips Inside Counsel Conference presentation, The Future of Data Security for Employers
  • January 17, 2019, ACC Greater Philadelphia Chapter, IT/Privacy/E-Commerce Committee Roundtable presentation, Employer Privacy Update
  • July 31, 2018, PBI Seminar, Privacy in the Workplace seminar, Email and Electronic Monitoring, Cyber Security and Biometrics
  • May 3, 2018, Strafford CLE webinar, U.S. and EU GDPR Data Breach Notification Laws:  Protecting Workplace Privacy and Data Security
  • April 26, 2018, PBI Employment Law Institute seminar, Private Eyes are Watching You
  • November 2017, PBI Webinar, Data Security:  What Firms Should Know and Best Practices
  • April 2017, PBI Employment Law Institute, Private Eyes are Watching You
  • June 2016 , CO ACC and Fisher Phillips Roundtable/Workshop Series, Addressing Insider Threats in Cybersecurity: Bring Us Your Questions!
  • April 2016, ACC, Greater Philadelphia, In-House Counsel Conference, Restrictive Covenants for Multi-National Employers
  • October 2015, DELVACCA, IT/Privacy/E-Commerce Committee Roundtable presentation, Employer Monitoring
  • June 2013, DELVACCA, Employment and Labor Law Institute, Employee Privacy in the Digital Workplace


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