Doug is co-chair of the firm’s Data Privacy and Security Law Practice Group. He also is an integral member of Sheehan Phinney’s intellectual property law practice, having previously chaired the firm’s IP Practice Group for close to 10 years. Doug’s clients range from start-ups to multinational companies, representing diverse business interests, including manufacturing, technology, healthcare, education, and the arts. He also works closely with foreign counsel in numerous countries in connection with the protection of his clients’ rights abroad. Having litigated and negotiated complex intellectual property, commercial, and corporate cases, Doug’s litigation background enables him to bring those insights and skills to his transactional practice.
Doug works with clients in the following areas:
- Data privacy and security protection and compliance with various international, and U.S. federal and state privacy and security laws (e.g., GDPR, CCPA, FERPA, COPPA), including preparing privacy notices and policies, cookies notices and policies, data processing and service provider agreements, guidance/procedures for compliance with various privacy laws, and negotiation of privacy and security provisions in agreements
- Trademark protection, including initial trademark selection, screening, coordinating with marketing personnel, opinions, prosecution and maintenance of trademark registrations, and dispute resolution
- Copyright protection, including registrations and dispute resolution
- Trade secret protection, including nondisclosure agreements and dispute resolution