National labor, employment, and cybersecurity law firm Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP is pleased to announce James Paulino has joined the firm’s Cyber Team as a partner and will be located in the Rochester, NY office. Paulino joins the 60-member team, continuing the firm’s expansion of service to clients in this critical area of business.

“We’re delighted to welcome Jimmy to the firm,” said Neil Wasser, executive chair of the firm. “With each new member of the Cyber Team, we strengthen our ability to serve our clients, to understand their needs more deeply, and to provide innovative solutions to their cybersecurity and data privacy matters.”

Paulino manages responses to data security incidents for clients in various industries with diverse sizes and complexities. He brings over seven years of experience helping clients navigate cybersecurity and data privacy matters, including ransomware, complex business email platform compromises, and fraudulent wire transfers. Prior to joining the Constangy Cyber Team, Paulino worked as a senior partner at a boutique incident response firm and as a partner at an AmLaw 200 firm, where he led the incident response team. In managing responses to data security incidents, he advises clients on consumer and regulatory notification obligations and provides guidance in their crisis communications.

Paulino is an active member in his local legal community, particularly with advancing technology and diversity in the legal profession. He serves on the New York State Supreme Court Civil Electronic Filing Advisory Committee, the Technology Working Group of the Commission to Reimagine the Future of New York’s Courts, and the Advisory Group to the New York State-Federal Judicial Council. Paulino also serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he teaches a course in Cybersecurity Policy and Law. He has been recognized in several industry publications including New York-Metro Super Lawyers® for E-Discovery (2022) and The Best Lawyers in America® for Litigation: Insurance (2022).


Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete offers a wider lens on workplace law. We have counseled employers exclusively since 1946. With offices in 22 states, we are one of the largest labor and employment law practices in the U.S., with a growing Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practice group to match. Constangy has been named as a top firm for women and minorities by organizations including Working Mother Magazine, Law360the National Law Journal and Many of our more than 200 attorneys have been recognized by leading authorities such as Chambers USA®, The Best Lawyers in America® and Martindale-Hubbell. Find out more about us online at or follow us on Twitter @ConstangyLaw.

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