Dallas – Attorney Sara E. Romine of Dallas-based Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP, has earned the Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) credential through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the world’s largest information privacy organization.

IAAP is the first organization to establish professional standards for education and training in cybersecurity issues. Ms. Romine’s CIPP/US certification demonstrates her broad-based knowledge of United States privacy laws and regulations, as well as an understanding of the requirements for the responsible transfer of sensitive personal data. During the past 15 years, some 5,000 technology and legal professionals around the world have earned IAPP certifications.

“The threats to a company’s data are continually evolving, and protecting against those risks must be a business and legal priority for every company.” says Ms. Romine. “This certification provides me with access to a valuable network of education and information and a foundation to better assist our clients in establishing and following effective policies and procedures for data privacy and security.”

Ms. Romine regularly counsels and advises clients on cybersecurity and data privacy issues, including compliance with state and federal laws. She is actively involved in The Sedona Conference Working Group 11 on Data Security and Privacy Liability, as well as other professional organizations focused on security and privacy issues. Ms. Romine also represents clients in business litigation and employment law matters, including disputes surrounding the theft or misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information, and litigation over covenants not to compete.

“As data breaches occur more frequently, increasing liability and consumer concerns, corporate leadership and boards are recognizing the need to be more proactive, to protect their clients’ interests as well as their own,” says Carrington Coleman Managing Partner Bruce Collins. “Sara’s certification helps us to effectively address the data security needs and concerns of all types of businesses.”

Carrington Coleman is a 45-year-old Dallas-based law firm focused on litigation and transactional services in the real estate, oil and gas, securities, construction, professional services, insurance, and health care industries, among others. The firm also represents public entities and provides counsel in the areas of corporate transactions, corporate governance, banking, bankruptcy/restructuring, intellectual property, employment, and estate planning. Learn more about the firm at

For more information on Ms. Romine and data privacy and cybersecurity legal issues, please contact Mark Annick at 800-559-4534 or