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Razvan E. Miutescu
Counsel
7 Saint Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202-1636
Phone: 410.347.8744
Fax: 410.223.3725
rmiutescu@wtplaw.com

Raz is a business, technology, and information governance attorney. His practice focuses on privacy and data security, information technology transactions and licensing, intellectual property, and data management, including data broker transactions, cloud services, distributed ledgers + blockchainand related regulatory and compliance matters.

In addition to his tech/IP practice, Raz is passionate about and has experience of over a decade with all aspects of wholesale and retail financing, sales, and acquisitions of recreational luxury yachts.

He speaks fluent Romanian and conversational German.

Privacy & Data Security

Raz is a privacy professional experienced with all stages in the lifecycle of data, including as to:

Federal regulatory compliance – Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (and Reg. P) (“GLBA”), Section 5 of The Federal Trade Commission Act (the “FTC Act”), the Fair Credit Reporting Act as amended by the Fair and Accurate Transactions Act (“FACTA”), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (“HITECH”), and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), as well as applicable regulations and agency-issued guidelines

State laws compliance -- Maryland Personal Information Privacy Act (“PIPA”), Maryland Social Security Privacy Act (“SSPA”),  Maryland Confidential Financial Records Act (“CFRA”), and Maryland’s Identity Theft Laws

E.U. – U.S. data transfers, including subject to the Privacy Shield, Binding Corporate Rules, and Standard Contractual Clauses; assisting clients with General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) compliance

Written information security policies

Data breaches and data breach notifications

Mobile marketing planning and implementation

Wiretap and other electronic monitoring and surveillance laws

Technology and IP

Raz regularly advises and counsels clients with the negotiation and drafting of contracts with their vendors and customers:

Software ownership and licensing – development, end-user, enterprise, distribution, reseller agreements

Cloud services – software-as-a service (SaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS), infrastructure-as-a-service (Iaas), hosting, and subscription agreements

Data broker services –  direct marketing (data append, marketing lists), online marketing (registration targeting, collaborative targeting, onboarding), marketing analytics, and risk mitigation (identity verification, fraud detection) agreements

IT professional services – web and mobile app development, website development, system integration, tech support, software maintenance, technology consulting, CIO outsourcing, IT department outsourcing agreements

Electronic commerce and online platforms – terms of use, privacy policies, DMCA notices, electronic payment agreements

IT hardware agreements -- purchases, financing, and leasing agreements

Blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) development and licensing

    Business and Corporate Law

    Raz regularly advises domestic and international technology companies on business formation, operations, and compliance matters, including as to:

    Joint venture agreements

    Distribution and marketing agreements for non-U.S. companies seeking to expand operations in the United States

    M&A due diligence with a focus on intellectual property, privacy, and data security

    Licensing of defense articles brokers under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)

    Export controls compliance for foreign employees under Export Administration Regulations (EAR)

    Asset seizures by U.S. Customs

    Corporate organizational documents

    Maritime

    Raz has extensive maritime law experience, particularly in the areas of financing, sales, and acquisitions of vessels, including as to:

    Wholesale (i.e., floor plan) and retail financing by yacht dealers

    Financing secured by boats that are either state-titled or documented with the U.S. Coast Guard

    Vessel charter agreements

    Excise taxes applicable to vessels under the Maryland State Boat Act

    Vessel repossessions – judicial (i.e., vessel arrests) and non-judicial (i.e., self-help)

    Recognitions

    Listed in Maryland Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star," 2013 - present

    Publications & Presentations

    Speaker, UMBC Cyber Defense Lab: Legal Aspects of Privacy and Data Protection, November 9, 2018

    Speaker, Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) Exchange (2018): What Certification Boards Need to Know About Cybersecurity and Privacy Rules Like the GDPR, November 8, 2018

    Panelist, Howard Technology Council: Cyber Security Tricks & Treats, October 30, 2018

    Presenter, Webinar for Private Client: GDPR Compliance – A Practical Approach, April 30, 2018

    Speaker, MSBA Advanced Business Law Institute (2018): Privacy & Data Security – Before the Incident, April 19, 2018

    Moderator, bwtech@UMBC Cyber Innovation Briefing: The Global Impact, Promise & Perils of Blockchain, March 20, 2018

    Presenter, Webinar for a nonprofit organization with a global data footprint: What You Need To Know About GDPR Compliance, March, 2018

    Speaker, CyberMaryland Conference (2017): Risk Mitigation Strategies for Cybersecurity Product and Service Providers, October 11, 2017

    Speaker, MSBA Advanced Business Law Institute (2017): Contracting for IT Services & Electronic Contracting, April 20, 2017

    Speaker, MSBA Advanced Business Law Institute (2016): What Lawyers Need to Know about Cybersecurity and Data Privacy, April 14, 2016

    Moderator, Bar Association of Baltimore City, Privacy and Data Security – Is Your Law Firm Prepared?, March 21, 2016

    Guest blogger, The Daily Record, Keep Calm and Prepare for a Cybersecurity Breach, August 3, 2015

    Co-author, Vessel Excise Taxes, Chapter 11, Maryland Taxes, 5th Edition, Maryland State Bar Association

    Regular lecturer, Smart Start Program, Maryland Small Business Development Centers

    Memberships & Activities

    Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

    Director and Vice-President, 2007-present

    Maryland State Bar Association

    Vice-Chair, Committee on Data Privacy, Cyber Security & Technology, 2015-present

    Bar Association of Baltimore City

    Chair, Business Law Committee, 2015-2017

    Federal Communications Bar Association

    Lecturer: Maryland SBDC, Smart Start Program, 2007-present

    Education

    • University of Notre Dame (J.D. 2006)
    • University of Maryland, Baltimore County (M.A. 2003)
    • Hiram College (B.A. 2002)