Privacy, Data Protection & Internet Technologies

We counsel clients on all aspects of technology and data protection matters, combining a thorough knowledge of the law with a practical understanding of the business world today.

Technology & Data Management

Our attorneys help clients develop and implement data management policies and strategies. We provide counseling and insight at every step, from initial development to regular revisions or enhancements that may become necessary over time. We offer training programs, which allow our attorneys to work closely with each client to help them meet their specific needs and enable them to proactively identify and eliminate potential data-related issues. Our attorneys understand comprehensive data management policies add value and efficiency to any business, and we offer defenses against both external and internal risks.

Our team advises clients on technology and Internet transactions, including software development and marketing, privacy issues, business-to-business and business-to-consumer transactions, and financing issues. We advise clients on all of the intellectual property matters that arise in such technology transactions, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, as well as open source licensing matters. Additionally, we draft and negotiate agreements in the technology arena, including master service agreements, software licensing agreements, cloud computing agreements, equipment purchase and support agreements, software as a service agreements, server farm agreements, data hosting agreements and co-location agreements.  We counsel on all areas of eCommerce, including supplier and distribution agreements, related technology, digital advertising, sales terms, and promotions.


Our attorneys help clients maintain effective privacy policies, ensuring confidential, and potentially harmful, information is secure, whether it’s information about new technology, company records or any other data that impacts clients’ operations and objectives. We work with each client to identify potential areas of liability before crafting a strategy that keeps their intellectual property protected, taking an ongoing, proactive approach to eliminate problems before they surface.

Social Media

Our attorneys partner with clients to determine where social media risks may lie before targeting approaches that provide protection. Understanding the social media world is constantly evolving and growing, our attorneys become clients’ trusted partners to help them view challenges and identify areas of concern. We place a premium on protecting our clients, ensuring they’re able to use social media as a competitive advantage to keep their business on a successful track.

Export Control

Our attorneys guide clients through transactional matters, ensuring our clients’ objectives are met and they remain in compliance with the United States government’s parameters, including the Export Administration Regulations and ITAR. We understand the threats of unregulated trading of goods, services and information, and we work to ensure our clients are in full compliance and insulated from risks and penalties. Our work includes advising clients on international licensing and technology transfer matters and on the application of U.S. export control laws as they relate to business operations. We help clients with issues, including developing their own compliance procedures, providing internal training, providing licensing and agreement assistance, and counseling on legislative matters impacting the export process.  We also advise clients when a violation occurs, including compliance procedures and voluntary self-disclosures.