Heather is focused on guiding businesses through the ever-expanding maze of privacy laws, both domestically and internationally. This includes compliance with specific privacy laws such as the California Consumer Privacy Act, the General Data Protection Regulation, and the Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act. Heather works with companies to design and strengthen their privacy and data security policies and practices, to help prevent data breaches, and to minimize the risks associated therein.
Heather’s practice also focuses on protecting a company’s intellectual property; a fundamental feature of every business. Heather’s practice includes trademark clearance and selection, domestic and foreign trademark prosecution, enforcement, proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), licensing, trade secret protection, copyright, rights of publicity, domain name disputes, and general client counseling. Heather supports companies at each stage – from due diligence when choosing a name, to ongoing brand management, to ensuring portfolios are safeguarded and ready for growth and sale.
Heather is a former chair and current advisor for the California Lawyers Association Intellectual Property Law Section. She also serves on the board of The Professional Club, a consumer products and apparel networking organization. Heather frequently speaks and writes about IP and privacy issues. She is a contributing author for Forbes magazine and has been quoted in the Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg, CNBC, and other publications. Heather has been recognized by her peers for excellence in her practice, having been selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer® multiple times.