An intellectual property attorney with more than fifteen years of experience, Faith advises clients across a broad range of industries, including software and e-commerce, digital games, higher education, marketing/advertising technology, and the arts. Her practice focuses on privacy and data security, as well as on the development and commercialization of technology and other intellectual property assets.
Faith is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP-US). Her privacy and data security practice includes counseling clients as to compliance with U.S. federal and state laws; developing privacy policies and information management best practices; advising on privacy and data security issues in the context of licensing, and representation in the context of Federal Trade Commission investigation of privacy practices and FTC Consent Order negotiation. Faith has particular expertise providing guidance as to compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and laws associated with the use of K-12 student data.
Faith’s transactional work includes the structuring, negotiation, and drafting of agreements with respect to complex technology and intellectual property transactions, including acquisition, development, distribution, software as a service, and licensing agreements and online terms of service. In addition to her transactional work, Faith has significant experience representing and defending clients involved in software audits, including audits by the Business Software Alliance.
Prior to joining the firm, Faith was assistant college counsel to Emerson College, providing services to the College and to its Majestic Theater, and was an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Covington & Burling practicing in the intellectual property, technology, and communications areas. Following law school, she clerked for the Honorable Gerald Bard Tjoflat, Circuit Judge for the US Court of Appeals (Eleventh Circuit).
Video: Privacy in M&A Transactions
Presenter (Privacy and Data Security), Head into the Clouds: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Purchasing – and Selling – Cloud Services, New England Corporate Counsel Association, Inc.
Presenter, Emerging Issues in M&A: Enhancing Data Privacy and Security in 2015, The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
Presenter, 16th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference, FTC Privacy Law Update, MCLE
Presenter, 15th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference, Privacy Update, MCLE
Presenter, 14th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference, Privacy Update, MCLE
Quoted: Burger King's Google-Triggering Ad Invites Complaints, Scrutiny, Bloomberg
Outside the office
Faith holds a degree in vocal performance from New England Conservatory of Music and continues to perform in cabaret settings. She is passionate about exercise and vegan pastry.
News & Events
- Client Alert - Happy Halloween!
6 SCARY Privacy and Data Security Facts and Recent Developments
October 31, 2016
- VIDEO: Privacy and Data Security Clips
Key Considerations in Privacy & Data Security
October 24, 2016
- WISP - Written Information Security Program
August 25, 2016
- Client Alert
EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Adopted
July 15, 2016
- Client Alert
EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Announced
February 9, 2016
- Duke University, J.D., magna cum laude (managing editor of Duke Law Journal); M.A. in English
- New England Conservatory of Music, B.M., with academic honors, (vocal performance)
- Tufts University, B.A., summa cum laude
- Massachusetts Bar
- District of Columbia