Corey M. Dennis practices complex litigation at Governo Law Firm. He
has defended product liability, toxic tort, business litigation,
employment, and professional liability cases. He also has expertise in data
privacy and security matters, and has advised businesses on compliance with data
security regulations and data breach notification laws.
Mr. Dennis is a cum laude graduate of Suffolk University Law School
and a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Massachusetts
Amherst’s Honors College. During law school, he served as a Comment Editor of
the Suffolk University Law Review and interned for several judges,
including the Honorable William G. Young of the U.S. District Court for the
District of Massachusetts. He also received the Jurisprudence Award in Torts.
After graduating from law school, Mr. Dennis completed a judicial clerkship for
the Judges of the Connecticut Superior Court.
Mr. Dennis's recent successes include obtaining summary judgment in a
Massachusetts product liability action on the ground that an
equipment manufacturer had no legal duty with respect to a third party's
asbestos-containing replacement components and external insulation.
Additionally, he successfully dismissed a wrongful death product liability
action based on the plaintiff's lack of standing under Connecticut procedural
rules. He also briefed and argued the subsequent appeal, which is currently
Mr. Dennis is admitted to the state and federal courts in both Massachusetts
and Connecticut. He is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional
(CIPP/US), and a member of the International Association of Privacy
Professionals (IAPP) and the Boston Bar Association.
Mr. Dennis has authored numerous legal publications, including:
from the Grave: The Admissibility of a Decedent's Testimony," 62 Fed'n
Def. & Corp. Couns. Q. 288 (2012)
Retailers Beware: Your Credit Card Practice May Violate Consumer Privacy
Laws," Lexology (March 2013)
Security Laws and the Rising Cybersecurity Debate," Lexology (Jan.
Media Defamation Victories Assist Companies in Fighting Reputational
Attacks," Lexology (Jan. 2013)
- "CT Summary
Judgment Wins Give Hope to Asbestos Defendants," Law360 (Dec. 2012)
Compliant Amid Escalating Cyber Threats," Claims Magazine (Dec.
Authority to Regulate Data Security—FTC v. Wyndham," Lexology (Nov.
- "Data Breach
Litigation on the Rise—Eleventh Circuit Allows Data Breach Putative Class Action
to Proceed," The Privacy Advisor (Nov. 2012)
Breaches—When Are They Covered?," PropertyCasualty360 (Nov. 2012)
- "FTC Ramping
Up Data Privacy Enforcement Actions; Google Fined $22.5 Million," The
Privacy Advisor (Oct. 2012)
- "The Emerging
Product Liability of Trademark Licensors," Law360 (Sept. 2012)
Nationwide Continue to Grapple With Burdensome Massachusetts Data Privacy
Laws," LexisNexis In-House Advisory (Aug. 2012)
to Preserve Electronic Social Media Evidence," LexisNexis In-House
Advisory (June 2012)
Implications of Employee Social Media Use," 93 Mass. L. Rev. 4
- "Roadmap to
Connecticut Procedure," 83 Conn. B.J. 271 (2009)
Procedure—Sufficiency of Evidence Not Reviewable in Absence of Post-Verdict JMOL
or New Trial Motion—Unitherm Food Systems v. Swift-Eckrich, Inc., 546 U.S. 394
(2006)," 41 Suffolk U. L. Rev. 279 (2007)
His prior speaking engagements and expert quotes include the following:
Media Defamation Litigation," Boston Bar Association Tort Committee
Program, Boston, MA (Feb. 25, 2013)
- "Data Security
Laws and the Rising Cybersecurity Debate," Boston Bar Association
Privacy Law Committee Program, Boston, MA (Feb. 7, 2013)
Unexpected Liability for Licensors," The New Legal Review (Jan. 24,
Disease Diagnoses Create Courtroom Hurdle For NFL," Law360 (Jan.
10, 2013) (quoted)
- "Facing Facebook: Helping Employers Deal With Social Networking,"
Central Massachusetts Employers Association (CMEA) Breakfast Briefing,
Worcester, MA (March 2010)