Peter Guffin joined the University of Maine School of Law in the summer 2016 as a Visiting Professor of Practice. He previously served as an adjunct professor teaching Information Privacy Law.

At Pierce Atwood, Guffin focuses on privacy and data protection, including data breach notification, drawing on his extensive experience in the areas of intellectual property and information technology.  He heads the firm’s Privacy & Data Security practice and also is Chair of its Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Group.  Before joining Pierce Atwood in February 2000, Guffin served as Intellectual Property and Technology Counsel in the Legal Division of Unum Group (NYSE: UNM), a Fortune 500 company and the world’s leading disability insurer. Early in his career, he practiced law with the Wall Street firm Chadbourne & Parke LLP in New York.

Guffin has published articles and been a frequent invited speaker on a multitude of information privacy and cybersecurity topics.  He authored a chapter entitled “The Electronic Communications Privacy Act” in Data Security and Privacy in Massachusetts, an award-winning book published by MCLE Press (2015).  He is a graduate of University of Pennsylvania Law School and Rutgers College.  He is co-chair of the Northern New England KnowledgeNet, International Association of Privacy Professionals.