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My latest post on CIO.com.
The continuous press for innovation in technology and media will challenge intellectual property laws to evolve. The new Defend Trade Secrets Act provides a powerful new tool to protect a business's intangible assets and a major change in how Intellectual Property rights are recognized and enforced at the federal level.
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Should you be asking this question?
Do you know what cloud services and APIs your systems are relying on? And do you know how to tell how reliable they are, and whether your vendor’s service level agreement (SLA) covers the performance you need?
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The 20 Attorneys Killing It On Twitter By Lisa Ryan Law360, New York (September 11, 2015, 4:57 PM ET) — Some attorneys have figured out how to use their Twitter accounts to build their personal brand and network with peers and prospective clients, while…
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Cybersecurity innovation and the role of encryption are potentially putting corporate IT departments and law enforcement at odds.
At this year's RSA Conference on cybersecurity innovation - the world’s biggest digital security expo - the iPhone dispute between Apple and the FBI touched every conversation. The battle over access to encrypted data on an iPhone provides a lens for a bigger debate on privacy, mobile devices and the implications for technology vendors that might face a similar request. Understanding leads to confidence so CIOs are surely frustrated by another gr...
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In case you missed it, Ken Dort at Drinker Biddle held a discussion covering high points of the EU/US Privacy Shield. Talking points covered: 1. Application Overview 2. Certification Issues 3. Privacy Shield Principles and Supplemental Principles 4.…
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A recent article by Alexis Kramer, Legal Editor for Bloomberg BNA’s Electronic Commerce & Law Report, examines the nature of social media platform messenger applications and the move into e-commerce. This shift raises the implications for policing…
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My latest article on CIO.com is live!
Vendor and third-party contract management is a challenge for every organization. Focus on key contract areas to address risks from effects of mobile, social, cloud and big data on employee, vendor and customer access and use of digital information and services.
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My latest Article in the Illinois Bar Journal entitled – Getting Smart about Smart-Device #Privacy ,discusses wide range of legal and regulatory issues around privacy and security affecting the “Internet of Things.” This overview identifies risks and…
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Originally posted on Trail of Bits Blog: Earlier today, a federal judge ordered Apple to comply with the FBI’s request for technical assistance in the recovery of the San Bernadino gunmen’s iPhone 5C. Since then, many have argued whether these requests…
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Very excited to see my new blog is live on CIO. Please share and comment!
CIOs should take notice of recent developments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). It’s rulemaking authority are making many question if the FCC may write new rules applicable to Internet services specifically, and what that means. Regulations at the federal level have the potential to stifle attempts to innovate around covered services. Here are 4 issues that CIOs should be planning to address as these changes unfold.
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  • DePaul College of Law
    Law/Intellectual Property, 1994 - 1997
  • Indiana University Bloomington
    English & History (Double BA), 1990 - 1994
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Lawyer focused on Entertainment, Media, Intellectual Property (Copyright & Trademark) & Technology representing Musicians, Filmmakers, Authors and other creative professionals.
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I work with entrepreneurs, innovators, musicians, artists, film producers, writers and other entertainers as well as engineers and developers creating and licensing software applications, mobile, applications and cloud-based products and services. I act as a "trusted advisor providing guidance on intellectual property, contract, media and entertainment law and legal issues. My responsibilities include providing advice to business units and executives on copyright, trademark, ecommerce, software/IT, cloud computing, media & entertainment and issues associated with creating and commercializing innovations and creative content, drafting and negotiating contracts and licenses, advising on securities laws and corporate governance and managing outside counsel. My clients frequently rely on me to successfully draft and negotiate complex commercial and intellectual property transactions such as supply/distribution agreements, IP development and license agreements and documentation related to mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. 

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Nationally recognized trademark and social media expert, 2014 Illinois SuperLawyer for Entertainment & Media Law
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Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Lawyer
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Trademark law, Branding, Entreprenuership
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  • Adler Law Group
    Owner, 1999 - present
  • Leavens, Strand, Glover & Adler, LLC
    Partner, 2011 - 2014
  • Cision AB
    Corporate Counsel, 2004 - 2007
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