Freeborn Tampa Partner Robert A. Stines Earns CIPP/US Credential

Robert A. Stines

TAMPA—Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that Robert A. Stines, a Partner in the firm’s Tampa office and a member of Freeborn’s Emerging Technologies Industry Team, has earned the Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) credential through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

“We congratulate Robert on his national certification as a leader on matters involving privacy and data protection matters,” said Michael J. Kelly, Freeborn’s Co-Managing Partner. “Robert is a key member of our growing team focused on helping our clients navigate increasingly complex cyber and privacy laws and regulations.”

Accredited by the American National Standards Institute, the CIPP is recognized as a leading global privacy and data protection credentialing program. The CIPP/US designates professionals who demonstrate a strong foundation in U.S. private-sector privacy laws and regulations and understanding of the legal requirements for the responsible transfer of sensitive personal data to/from the United States, the European Union, and other jurisdictions.

Also a member of Freeborn’s Litigation Practice Group, Mr. Stines focuses his practice on business litigation, commercial disputes, and professional liability defense. He has litigated contract disputes, products liability claims, legal malpractice lawsuits, unfair trade practices, employment agreements, shareholder disputes, restrictive covenants, healthcare matters, insurance professional malpractice, and business torts. His clients cover a broad scope of industries, including banking, entertainment, healthcare, and insurance.

Mr. Stines previously served as a military intelligence analyst with the U.S. Army. He received his J.D. (magna cum laude) from Stetson University College of Law and his Bachelor of Fine Arts from New York University.


Freeborn & Peters LLP is a full-service law firm, headquartered in Chicago, with international capabilities and offices in New York City; Richmond, Va.; Springfield, Ill.; and Tampa, Fla. Freeborn is always looking ahead and seeking to find better ways to serve its clients. It takes a proactive approach to ensure its clients are more informed, prepared and able to achieve greater success – not just now, but also in the future. While the firm serves clients across a very broad range of sectors, it has also pioneered an interdisciplinary approach that serves the specific needs of targeted industries. Freeborn is a firm that genuinely lives up to its core values of integrity, effectiveness, teamwork, caring and commitment, and embodies them through high standards of client service and responsive action. Its lawyers build close and lasting relationships with clients and are driven to help them achieve their legal and business objectives.



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