PRIVACY

Our privacy law practice provides legal guidance and support to all type of business clients through a variety of services that range from privacy audits and drafting policies to providing counsel for litigation and regulatory enforcement actions. Most businesses are subject to a variety of laws and regulations concerning the collection, processing, and storage of personal information. We help ensure our clients understand and address the requirements of those laws and regulations. Our services include:
  • Information security governance and policies
  • Web site privacy policies
  • Employment related security and privacy policies.
  • Advising clients on domestic and international privacy regulations, including provisions under:
    • The Fair Credit Reporting Act
    • The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
    • The Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999 (Gramm-Leach-Bliley)
    • Combating the Assault of Non-solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003 (CAN-SPAM)
    • State data breach disclosure requirements
    • European Union Data Protection Directive
    • EU ePrivacy Directive
    • EU-US safe harbor process and compliance
    • Canadian Privacy Act of 1983
    • Canadian Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act of 2000
INTERNET AND TECHNOLOGY

We work with numerous Internet and technology companies, including software and database developers, e-commerce companies, and content developers and programmers. Internet and computer technologies can present challenging legal issues, including intellectual property protection, electronic contracting, jurisdictional questions, and privacy and data protection concerns. We combine a strong understanding of internet and computer technology with our business law expertise to provide our high tech clients with comprehensive representation.

Our services for Internet and technology companies include:

Contracts
  • Licensing agreements
  • Software development consulting agreements
  • Electronic signatures
  • Content licenses
  • Hosting agreements
Litigation and Disputes
  • Domain registration disputes
  • ISP liability
  • Cyber squatting
Regulatory
  • CAN-SPAM Act
  • Computer Fraud & Abuse Act
  • Electronic Communications Privacy Act
Corporate and Financing
  • Formation of online businesses
  • Technology joint venture agreements
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Venture capital and private placements
Intellectual Property
  • Trademark and copyright protection
  • Domain name strategies
  • Filings to protect the intellectual property in software, including the underlying source code
  • Purchase, sale or license of rights in proprietary technologies