Frances Floriano Goins is a partner at Ulmer & Berne LLP, and co-chairs the firm’s Cybersecurity & Privacy and Financial Services & Securities Litigation groups. She litigates complex business disputes, including matters involving cybersecurity, corporate governance, securities, consumer, and contract law. Her practice also includes counseling businesses on compliance and training for data privacy, cybersecurity, ethics, anti-bribery, and governance best practices. She regularly guides clients through data breach and incident response situations and related regulatory investigations.
Goins was tapped by the Department of Homeland Security to speak on “Cybersecurity in the C-Suite and Boardroom” in its C-Cubed webinar series. She has lectured widely and authored numerous articles on cybersecurity and data privacy, including the Ohio chapter of Bloomberg Law’s “Privacy & Data Security Update” and “Cybersecurity 101 for Manufacturers: Why Should You Care?” published in Manufacturing Business Technology.
She has been consistently honored in numerous client and peer rankings, including Chambers USA, Benchmark Litigation, Ohio Super Lawyers, and The Best Lawyers in America®.
Goins graduated Order of the Coif from Case Western Reserve University School of Law where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review, and obtained bachelor’s and master’s degrees in vocal performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music.