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Scott D. Schafer

Office of the Attorney General for Massachusetts
Chief, Consumer Protection Division
Public Protection & Advocacy Bureau
Boston, MA, USA


Scott D. Schafer is Chief of the Consumer Protection Division in the Office of Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley.  Mr. Schafer investigates and prosecutes persons and entities that violate the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act, with a specialized focus on predatory lending, foreclosure and loan modification issues, Internet safety and security, electronic commerce, and investigations involving the privacy and security of consumers' personal information.   Mr. Schafer has been a faculty member for the American Bar Association, Boston Bar Association, Practising Law Institute, and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education on issues relating to consumer privacy and information security, and has been a featured speaker on privacy issues for the International Association of Privacy Professionals and various data security consortiums.

Prior to joining the Attorney General's Office, Mr. Schafer was an attorney with the law firms of Sullivan & Worcester LLP and Zelle Hofmann LLP where he represented clients in a wide variety of commercial civil litigation matters, including breach of contract, computer technology, software licensing, trademark, copyright, Y2K issues, misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition, insurance coverage, employment issues, real estate and zoning disputes.

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