Biography

Patrice Malloy is Bureau Chief at the Florida Office of the Attorney General leading the Multistate and Privacy Bureau where she manages a wide range of cases and investigations including Privacy and Data Breaches. As an executive committee member, she pursued investigations and settlements against several Pharmaceutical, Automobile and Telecommunication companies for violations of Florida’s Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices.

Ms. Malloy worked on one of the first multistate data breach cases initiated in 2007, that led to a settlement with the TJX Companies, Inc. which includes Marshalls, TJ Maxx and HomeGoods stores. Ms. Malloy participated on the Multistate Executive Committees’ privacy and data security investigations into Uber, Target, Nationwide, and Google Safari and Google Street View. Most recently she settled a social media case against Devumi that involved the use of bots to generate and create endorsements.  Ms. Malloy held a leadership position in the national Risperdal Pharmaceutical investigation and settlement.

Ms. Malloy served as faculty for continuing legal education and conferences including Practicing Law Institute’s Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law, NAAG’s Anatomy of Complex Civil Litigation, and International Association for Privacy Professionals’ Global Privacy Summit. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).

Ms. Malloy worked in private practice for a major Miami law firm before joining the Florida Attorney General’s office. Prior to practicing law, she worked as an anchor, reporter, and producer for CBS affiliated stations in Southwest Florida and St. Louis, Missouri where she handled complex consumer investigations and trial coverage. She is the recipient of state and national reporting awards, including Dartmouth’s Champion Tuck Award and a Florida Bar Award for trial coverage. 

Following her undergraduate education from Temple University in Philadelphia, Ms. Malloy earned a Masters’ in Business Administration from the University of Missouri and a law degree from the University of Miami.

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