Patrick M. Hromisin

Patrick M. Hromisin

Counsel

Contact Info

Phone: (215) 972-8396
Fax: (215) 972-7725

Primary Office

Philadelphia
Centre Square West
1500 Market Street, 38th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102-2186

Patrick M. Hromisin

Counsel

Patrick M. Hromisin

Patrick Hromisin handles data privacy, enforcement, and complex litigation for a broad array of clients. 

Patrick counsels clients ranging from health care to manufacturing to higher education on data privacy and cybersecurity. He has guided dozens of clients on compliance with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). He also helps clients prepare for cybersecurity incidents; respond to potential breaches and conduct related internal investigations; and provides representation in related litigation. Patrick is credentialed as a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) and a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Patrick has also conducted numerous internal investigations in response to emergent issues for a variety of clients. He has represented clients at trial and in connection with grand jury subpoenas, civil subpoenas, and civil investigative demands, as well as Department of Education program reviews. He has taken and defended depositions, including expert depositions in a nine-figure civil matter. He has advised clients from complaint through settlement in numerous civil matters. He has also drafted dispositive motions and briefs at the trial and appellate level.

Prior to joining Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, Patrick spent nearly eight years as a civilian program analyst for the U.S. Navy as part of the Naval Inventory Control Point International Programs Directorate. In this position, he administered security assistance cases between the U.S. Navy and various foreign Ministries of Defense, performing technical research, logistics management, and contract administration, among other tasks.

Experience

Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
  • Performed detailed reviews of data processing practices and advised clients on compliance with applicable international, federal, and state privacy frameworks.
  • Guided a multinational client on privacy and data-transfer aspects of a new campaign in multiple EU countries.
  • Drafted and negotiated agreements concerning the protection and processing of personal information for dozens of clients.
  • Counseled clients on privacy aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and other transactions in the communications, insurance, and entertainment fields.
  • Advised clients on data retention and processing practices and policies.
  • Served as in-house privacy counsel for a large manufacturing client.
  • Created and delivered privacy training seminars for clients.
  • Guided clients, including major financial institutions and multinational organizations, on responses to cybersecurity incidents.
  • Represented clients in HIPAA compliance investigations.
White Collar and Government Enforcement
  • Patrick and a partner in Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr's White Collar and Government Enforcement Practice won an acquittal for a client after a four-week federal trial on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Patrick conducted cross and direct examinations, drafted multiple motions and briefs, and argued motions before the court. 
  • Represented three employees of a medical device manufacturer who had been targeted for indictment under the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act; persuaded the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to decline to charge.*
  • Represented and conducted an internal investigation of a publicly regulated company in relation to a government probe and ultimately persuaded authorities not to bring an indictment.*
  • Represented a company in connection with a lengthy civil investigation by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General.
  • Conducted an internal investigation and oversaw a voluntary disclosure to the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General related to compliance with the Office of Inspector General's List of Excluded Individuals and Entities.
  • Conducted an emergency internal investigation of allegations that threatened to delay or prevent the sale of a substantial industrial interest.

*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Higher Education Matters
  • Represented a university responding to a Department of Education Program Review relating to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act).
  • Represented a university responding to civil claims and claims before the Pennsylvania Human Rights Commission arising from dismissal of a high-level executive.
  • Conducted an internal review and advised a university client concerning compliance with the Clery Act.

*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

 

Commercial and Appellate Litigation
  • Represented a financial firm in a high-value business interruption claim in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, through fact discovery, fact and expert depositions, motion practice and mediation.
  • Won a victory for a client in a AAA arbitration based on the breach of a contract.*
  • Represented insurers in bad faith and breach of contract matters from complaint through settlement, including multiple mediations.
  • Prepared filings for temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions in cases involving alleged violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and trade secrets statutes.
  • Drafted briefs for clients appealing matters to the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania and Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Thought Leadership

No results.

No results.

Credentials and Accolades

Honors and Awards

Named to The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch list, Criminal Defense: White Collar, 2021 to present 

Memberships and Affiliations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Federal Criminal Law Committee for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Chair, 2019 to 2021

American Bar Association

  • Litigation Section Privacy and Data Security Committee

International Association of Privacy Professionals

  • KnowledgeNet Philadelphia Chapter co-chair, 2019 to 2021

Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics

Philadelphia Bar Association

Board President, Friends of Briar Bush, Inc., 2013 to 2017

Education

J.D., cum laude, Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, 2009

  • Temple Law Review
  • Law Faculty Scholarship
  • Outstanding Oral Advocate, Trial Advocacy II

B.A., magna cum laude, St. Joseph's University

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Alpha Theta (history honor society)
  • Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish honor society)
  • Alpha Sigma Nu (Jesuit honor society)

Bar Admissions

New Jersey
Pennsylvania

Certifications

Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US), International Association of Privacy Professionals

Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E), International Association of Privacy Professionals

Patrick Hromisin handles data privacy, enforcement, and complex litigation for a broad array of clients. 

Patrick counsels clients ranging from health care to manufacturing to higher education on data privacy and cybersecurity. He has guided dozens of clients on compliance with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). He also helps clients prepare for cybersecurity incidents; respond to potential breaches and conduct related internal investigations; and provides representation in related litigation. Patrick is credentialed as a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) and a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Patrick has also conducted numerous internal investigations in response to emergent issues for a variety of clients. He has represented clients at trial and in connection with grand jury subpoenas, civil subpoenas, and civil investigative demands, as well as Department of Education program reviews. He has taken and defended depositions, including expert depositions in a nine-figure civil matter. He has advised clients from complaint through settlement in numerous civil matters. He has also drafted dispositive motions and briefs at the trial and appellate level.

Prior to joining Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, Patrick spent nearly eight years as a civilian program analyst for the U.S. Navy as part of the Naval Inventory Control Point International Programs Directorate. In this position, he administered security assistance cases between the U.S. Navy and various foreign Ministries of Defense, performing technical research, logistics management, and contract administration, among other tasks.