Clients value my three decades of information technology experience, including software development, use and policy development. I quickly assess the risks and implications of each situation and guide clients toward the best solution for their business goals.
My data security and privacy background includes representation in a broad range of industries, including industrial, financial, entertainment, education, hospitality and medical. I apply my years of in-house technical experience to address personal information collection, compliance and use policies, data security requirements, breach notification compliance, incident response, PCI-DSS compliance and cyber governance counseling. I also resolve social media issues, including addressing false statements, harassment and infringement issues related to social media platforms. I also currently serve on the American Bar Association Cybersecurity Legal Task Force, State and Local Government Law Section.
I also handle a wide variety of intellectual property issues, including trademark and copyright prosecution and litigation, new gTLDs, as well as forced recovery of domain names. I have drafted and negotiated a range of technology services agreements, from cyber forensics and vulnerability agreements to E.U. data processing and cloud services agreements.
Throughout my career I have approached software from a variety of disciplines. I spent nearly a decade focusing on software policy at large national law firms as a consumer financial services class-action defense litigator and IP/IT counselor. Prior to that I used trading software as an investment banker and currency trader for First Chicago Capital Markets and as a telecommunication consultant for Bank of America’s international trade bank. Early in my career I also spent eight years as a software developer working for a Department of Defense contractor.