Cassandra M. Porter, CIPP/US Counsel

New Jersey
T 646.414.6876 | F 973.597.6313



Cassandra is Counsel to Lowenstein Sandler’s Bankruptcy, Financial Reorganization & Creditors’ Rights Department and the Privacy and Information Security Practice. Her practice focuses primarily on restructuring and debtor-creditor law issues and related litigation. Cassandra also assists corporations and not for profits navigate state and federal regulations concerning the treatment of personal health information and personally identifiable information.

Prior to joining Lowenstein Sandler, Cassandra was law clerk to the Honorable Cecelia G. Morris of the United States Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of New York. She was also the Assistant Managing Attorney at Kaye Scholer LLP, where her practice focused exclusively on federal and state civil litigation matters.

Cassandra received a law degree from Brooklyn Law School and was a member of the National Moot Court Honor Society. Cassandra also earned a Masters of Information Science from Pratt Institute and a Bachelors, cum laude, from Hunter College. Cassandra is admitted to practice in both New York and New Jersey state courts and before the United States District Courts of New Jersey, Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York and Northern District of New York.

Cassandra is the Secretary and member of the Board of Directors of The Financial Clinic, a nationally recognized nonprofit dedicated to helping the working poor achieve financial security. Cassandra is co-chair of the annual event, “What It Is (Really) Like to Practice Law As A Woman” co-sponsored by the New York Women’s Bar Association and the Association of the Bar for the City of New York.

Other Distinctions

  • 2016 Tribute to Women in Industry – Award winner

  • New Jersey Law Journal (2013) – Named a "New Leader of the Bar"

  • Super Lawyers (2013–2015) – Recognized as a "Rising Star"

  • New York State Bar Association (2014-2015) – Named a “Empire State Counsel Honoree”

Publications

Initial Considerations for Boards of Financially Troubled Companies
Practical Law, June 2016
S. Jason Teele, Cassandra Porter, CIPP/US, Anthony De Leo
Crucial Steps to be Taken by the Board of Directors of Financially Troubled Companies
Practical Law, April 2016
S. Jason Teele, Cassandra Porter, CIPP/US, Anthony De Leo
Why Health Care Cos. Can Expect More HIPAA Probes
Law360, April 13, 2016
Mary Hildebrand, CIPP/US/E, Maureen Ruane, Tara D'Orsi, Cassandra Porter, CIPP/US
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Press Mentions

Cassandra M. Porter is quoted in Law360 regarding the Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings of Taylor-Wharton International. Porter is a member of the legal team representing the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of the specialty tank manufacturer. , Law360 , January 12, 2016
In The Deal Pipeline, Sharon L. Levine, S. Jason Teele and Cassandra Porter are highlighted for representing the official committee of unsecured creditors in the Ormet Corp. bankruptcy. , The Deal Pipeline , June 7, 2013
In The Deal Pipeline, Sharon L. Levine, S. Jason Teele and Cassandra Porter are highlighted for representing the official committee of unsecured creditors in the Chapter 11 case of Global Aviation Holdings. Inc.  The company emerged from bankruptcy after securing a $35 million exit loan. , The Deal Pipeline , February 14, 2013
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Related Areas

Bankruptcy, Financial Reorganization & Creditors’ Rights
Privacy and Information Security

Education


Seton Hall University School of Law ( 2015 ) , Graduate Certificate in Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Law & Compliance (emphasis on Privacy Issues and Cybersecurity)
Brooklyn Law School ( J.D. , 2004 )
Pratt Institute ( M.I.L.S. , 1999 )
Hunter College ( B.A. , 1996 ) , Political Science, cum laude

Bar Admissions


New York
New Jersey

Court Admissions


2005 , U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
2005 , U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
2005 , U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
2005 , U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Affiliations


  • Member, Lawyers Advisory Committee, Bankruptcy Court of the District of New Jersey, 2015-Present
  • Member, Consumer Privacy Ombudsman (CPO) Panel for the Third Circuit, 2016-Present
  • Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), 2014-Present; Co-Chair, NJ IAPP Knowledgenet, 2016-Present 
    • CIPP/US 
  • Member, New York Women's Bar Association, 2005-Present; Member of Board of Directors, 2005-2011
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute, 2007-Present 
  • Member, Bankruptcy Editorial Advisory Board of Law360, 2016