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Fernando Marques Pinguelo

Litigation Attorney at Red Bank, NJ

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  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 9 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 24 years
    New York - NY 25 years
    New Jersey - NJ 26 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Fernando

Learn Fernando’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    34%
    experienced in all facets of complex litigation (trial, mediation, arbitration, and appellate) in federal and state courts and regularly handles “crisis litigation” which involves the filing of emergency applications with the courts seeking temporary restraining orders (TROs), preliminary injunctions, and other emergent relief. Devotes his practice to litigation with an emphasis on cyber security, data privacy, trademark infringement, media and employment matters

  2. Intellectual property
    33%
    trade secrets, and trademark and copyright infringement litigation

  3. Internet
    33%
    Most recently, a leading global information services company retained him to address a data breach incident reportedly involving the theft of 15 million customers’ sensitive data.

Summary:

 Fernando M. Pinguelo, a trial attorney and Chair of the firm’s Cyber Security & Data Protection and E-Discovery groups, devotes his practice to complex litigation with an emphasis on cyber security, data privacy, media and employment matters.

A former prosecutor, Fernando’s experience addresses all facets of litigation (trial, mediation, arbitration, appellate) in both federal and state courts and he regularly handles “crisis litigation,” including emergency applications with the courts. Most recently, the leading global information services company retained him to address a data breach incident reportedly involving the theft of 15 million customers’ sensitive data.

He serves on state and federal committees, including appointments by the Chief Judge of the District of New Jersey to serve on the Merit Selection Panel for federal magistrate judgeship selection and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey to serve on the Evidence Rules Committee. Fernando handles a broad spectrum of national and international disputes including those involving business torts, data breaches, misappropriation of trade secrets, copyright/trademark infringement, and breach of contract and non-compete covenants. Fernando earned accreditation as an information privacy professional (CIPP/US) from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

A leader in the emerging areas of cyber law and electronic discovery, Fernando works closely with clients to develop strategies for managing business and legal issues relating to electronic data. He focuses client attention on preventing claims and pursuing strategies that enhance a client’s ability to manage data-essential precautions because of the financial and public relations fallout that often results from high-profile data breaches. When a rapidly evolving crisis or emergency hits, Fernando mobilizes his interdisciplinary team of professionals and implements a response strategy to mitigate damages. Fernando’s global network of highly skilled lawyers and other professionals from across the U.S. and more than 70 other countries enables him to provide clients with quality services outside our jurisdictions.

Recently, Fernando provided commentary on proposed federal legislation concerning cyber security and received a Fulbright Specialist appointment in Brazil for his work on technology’s impact on the law.

Notably, Fernando was involved in New Jersey’s first case addressing its new electronic discovery rule amendments; designed one of the first state-of-the-art electronic discovery law courses in the country, which he teaches at Seton Hall University School of Law; and created the ABA Journal award-winning eLessons Learned, an educational blog about how technology impacts lawsuits. Moreover, the President of the New Jersey State Bar Association appointed him Chair of the Privacy Law Committee. Fernando lectures for state and federal judicial colleges, including the New Jersey Judicial College and Escola Paulista da Magistratura (São Paulo), both of which provide judges with academic programs to keep abreast of legal developments. He also clerked for the Honorable Edwin H. Stern, Chief Judge, Superior Court of New Jersey - Appellate Division (retired). Within the media and entertainment industries, Fernando represents television personalities including Emmy Award-winning talent, performers, and writers on a variety of legal issues, including cyber security/privacy issues concerning their Internet reputation.

Fernando’s numerous published articles and speaking engagements in his areas of practice reflect the depth of his knowledge and understanding of the issues that his clients face, including his chapter authorships for the leading treatise on electronic discovery for in-house counsel, eDiscovery for Corporate Counsel(Chapter 17 - Electronic Data, Cyber Security & Crisis Management) (Thomson-West 2013–present), and New Jersey Federal Civil Practice (Chapter 10 – eDiscovery) (ALM 2011-present). He has appeared on television as a legal commentator on high-profile trials and has been quoted and cited in numerous media reports covering cases he has handled.

 

Location

Scarinci & Hollenbeck, LLC
331 Newman Springs Road
Building 3, Suite #310
Red Bank, NJ, 07701-5692

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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Project Leader
  • Leadership Institute at Meritas
  • 2008 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • 2004 - Present
  • Legal Commentator
  • Court TV
  • 2004 - Present
  • Judge
  • National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
  • 2003 - Present
  • Partner
  • Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A.
  • 1999 - Present
  • Associate/Attorney
  • Bressler, Amery & Ross
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Law Clerk
  • New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division
  • 1997 - 1998
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Education

  • Boston College Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Boston College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994
  • Queen of Peace High School
  • 1990

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Third Circuit Bar Association, Rules of Procedure Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section
  • Board of Directors
  • N/A
  • New York State Bar Association, Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • District of Columbia Bar, Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Entertainment Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey
  • Member
  • N/A
  • The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
  • Judge
  • N/A
  • Meritas Leadership Institute
  • Fellow
  • N/A
  • New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on the Rules of Evidence
  • Committee Member
  • N/A
  • Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Portuguese

Honors and Awards

  • Forty Under 40 Award Winner
  • New Jersey Business
  • N/A

Publications

  • Virginia Journal of Law & Technology
  • A Primer on Cybercrimes In The United States and Efforts to Combat Cybercriminals - 50 State and Federal Cyber Law and Proposed Legislation Survey
  • 2011
  • The Corporate Counselor
  • Policing Workplace e-Mail Use
  • 2010
  • Metropolitan Corporate Counsel
  • eDiscovery Plain & Simple
  • 2009
  • TVSpy.com
  • Your Contract: Sign on the dotted line?
  • 2004
  • TVSpy.com
  • HIPAA - OUCH! What Every Reporter Should Know
  • 2003
  • TVSpy.com
  • The Need for Peace Talks in the War on File-Sharing
  • 2003
  • TVSpy.com
  • Wait! Don't Sign That Contract: The Effect of the Liquidated Damages Clause
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • Meritas Law Firms Worldwide, Los Angeles, CA
  • Cloud Computing: Navigating Cross-Border Data Protection Conflicts and Jurisdiction
  • 2010
  • Meritas Law Firms Worldwide, Los Angeles, CA
  • Litigating in the Public Eye: How to Deal With the Press When Crisis Hits
  • 2010
  • Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, Bethlehem, PA
  • The Water Cooler Effect: How The Social Media Sensation Offers Businesses Risks and Rewards
  • 2010
  • Campbell Law Review Symposium, Raleigh, NC
  • Emerging Issues in eDiscovery: How Are Company Legal Departments Positioning to Deal With eDiscovery In the Event of Further Litigation
  • 2010
  • The Insurance Accounting & Systems Association, Orlando, Florida
  • The Rise of E-Discovery
  • 2009
  • Meritas Law Firms Worldwide, Orlando, Florida
  • E-Discovery: Forging Client Relationships Through Technical Expertise
  • 2009
  • Hispanic National Bar Association Annual Convention, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • E-Discovery: Trends and Development Two Years After the New Rule
  • 2009
  • Association of Corporate Counsel and Meritas
  • eData & Information Security: Friend of Foe?
  • 2009
  • Association of Corporate Counsel
  • Fernando Pinguelo Delivers eData Security Lecture To Association of Corporate Counsel
  • 2009
  • St. Regis Hotel, New York City
  • Email Manners: Watch What You Say or You'll Be Watched
  • 2008
  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law
  • 2008 Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium: From the Arena to the Streets: The Pressures Placed on Athletes, Entertainers and Management
  • 2008
  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • The Impact of Law in Today's Music Industry: Digital Downloading and What It Means for the Future of Music
  • 2008
  • Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., Bridgewater, New Jersey
  • 2008 Hot Topics in Labor & Employment Law
  • 2008
  • Mercer County Bar Association
  • E-Discovery - What You "Technically" Should Know and More
  • 2008
  • Mercer County Bar Association
  • What You 'Technically' Should Know and More
  • 2008
  • The New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund, 2007 Legal Program, Seton Hall Law School
  • E-Discovery: What Is It and What It Should Mean To You?
  • 2007
  • The Judicial College of the Administrative Office of the Courts, New Jersey Superior Court
  • Electronically Stored Information: Where Technology Meets The Law - If It Hasn't Been In Your Courtroom Yet, It Will!
  • 2007
  • South Asian Journalists Association's 2007 SAJA Convention and Job Fair, Columbia University
  • Contracts Basics: What every journalist should know before you sign
  • 2007
  • Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Seminar
  • E-Discovery: Is Your Business Ready To Navigate Through The Minefield?
  • 2007
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • E-Discovery Federal and State Rule Amendments: What To Expect And How To Prepare
  • 2007
  • Lawline.com
  • Podcast: "9 Things Businesses Need to Know About Jury Waiver Clauses in Employment Contracts
  • 2007
  • HalfMoon Seminar entitled New Jersey Legal Assisting Fundamentals
  • Drafting and Reviewing Legal Documents
  • 2007
  • HalfMoon Seminar
  • E-Discovery: Is Your Business Ready To Navigate Through The Minefield?
  • 2007
  • Construction Law Section Meeting, New Jersey State Bar Association
  • E-Discovery Federal and State Rule Amendments: What To Expect and How To Prepare
  • 2007
  • Association of Corporate Counsel
  • Nine Things Businesses Need to Know About Jury Waiver Clauses in Employment Contracts
  • 2007
  • Annual Meeting of the National Association of Water Companies, New Jersey Chapter
  • E-Discovery: Action Plan: What to Expect and How to Prepare
  • 2007
  • Student Bar Association of Widener University Law School
  • Real Life: You’re A Lawyer
  • 2006
  • Seton Hall Law School Entertainment & Sports Law Society
  • A day in the life of an entertainment & sports law professional
  • 2004
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"Fernando is an extremely diligent, hardworking attorney. I've had the pleasure of working with Fernando on both a professional and personal level, and would recommend this attorney to anyone in need of an experienced litigator."

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Red Bank Litigation Lawyer Fernando Marques Pinguelo
Fernando Marques Pinguelo
Litigation Attorney
Red Bank, NJ
Licensed for 26 years