(Phoenix, AZ) January 23, 2017 - Gust Rosenfeld, P.L.C. is pleased to announce that Carrie O'Brien has joined the firm as an Associate in the firm's Education Law Practice Group. Prior to joining the firm, Carrie was the Chief Privacy Officer and Director of Legal Services for the Arizona Department of Education from 2012 to 2016. She was an Assistant Attorney General at the Arizona Office of the Attorney General for six years where she represented the Arizona Department of Education.
While at the Arizona Department of Education, Carrie overhauled the handling of confidential student and teacher data and developed data protection agreements with partner agencies. She is a frequent speaker on topics related to data privacy and public records in schools.
"Carrie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our Education Law Group. Her understanding of the education landscape here in Arizona will be an added value to our educational clients," said Robert Haws, Chair of the firm's Education Law Practice Group.
Carrie earned a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and an M.P.A. from the University of Arizona. She earned her J.D. from Arizona State University. Carrie represents schools, school districts and other educational organizations in all types of legal matters, including data privacy and school finance issues. Carrie also assists education clients with their business needs, compliance reviews, intergovernmental agreements, lease-purchase agreements, Public Records Requests, Open Meeting Law compliance, special education litigation, and civil rights matters.
"Gust Rosenfeld has a great reputation of serving schools in Arizona,” said Carrie. “Gust is the perfect place for me to expand my practice and continue the relationships I have developed while still helping the needs of the educational organizations in Arizona."About Gust Rosenfeld
Gust Rosenfeld is a full service law firm established in 1921 with offices in Phoenix, Tucson and Wickenburg. The firm is known for the quality of its lawyers and legal advice as well as its creative insights and practical solutions in business, public and civil law. Gust Rosenfeld is experienced in alternative dispute resolution, bankruptcy and creditor's rights, business and corporate law, commercial finance, education law, environmental law, franchises and franchising, health care, insurance, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, natural resources, public finance, public law, real estate, taxation, and trusts and estates.