Peter F. McLaughlin

Partner and Co-Chair Data Privacy

Practice Areas

Peter McLaughlin is a seasoned privacy and data security attorney who advises clients with respect to a broad range of technology transactions, privacy, and cybersecurity issues.  He is a partner and co-chair of Prince Lobel’s Data Privacy practice group.

Peter’s practice focuses on innovative uses of data, especially with the life sciences and digital health sectors. He guides clients in their domestic and international handling of personal information; new product development; and the assessment of legally defensible cybersecurity programs. The Legal 500 has recognized Peter’s work in the area of data protection and privacy as “extremely knowledgeable, competent and professional.”

Peter spent time in-house at a global Silicon Valley technology company and as Assistant General Counsel and global privacy officer for a multinational health firm. He has represented clients across industry sectors with respect to governing personal information; responding to regulators from the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and state attorneys general; and supporting post-enforcement compliance obligations. In short, Peter holds a preeminent position in this space.

Peter regularly speaks at events sponsored by the American Bar Association, the Practicing Law Institute, the International Association of Privacy Professionals, the International Technology Law Association, HIMSS, the Boston Bar Association, and RSA, among others.


  • Georgetown University, J.D.
  • Columbia University, B.A

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • New York

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association: Editor-in-Chief of The SciTech Lawyer (2018-2020); Healthcare Tech Committee Co-Chair (2017-2019); Science & Technology Section Council Member (2019-2022)
  • Boston Bar Association: Privacy, Cybersecurity & Data Law Section, steering committee; Intellectual Property Section, steering committee; Internet & Technology Law Committee, Co-Chair
  • Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • ITechLaw 2013 the International Technology Law Association