Stubbs Alderton & Markiles attorneys Heather Antoine and Mallory Petroli were featured in the Daily Journal for their article “The Rise and Fall of the EU-US Privacy Shield.” On July 16, the Court of Justice of the European Union announced its much-awaited decision in the Schremms II case, The court declared that the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework invalid. Finding that the United States cannot provide the requisite level of protection to EU residents’ personal data will undoubtedly significantly affect businesses here in the U.S.
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Heather A. Antoine is a Partner and Chair of the Firm’s Trademark & Brand Protection practice and Co-Chair of the Privacy & Data Security practice group. Heather’s practice 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 names disputes, and general client counseling. Heather believes in supporting companies at each stage – from due diligence when choosing a name, to ongoing brand management, to ensuring portfolios are safeguarded and ready for sale. Heather is also focused on guiding businesses through the ever-expanding maze of privacy laws, both domestically and internationally. This includes drafting website policies, compliance with specific privacy laws (such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA), and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)). Heather works with companies to design and strengthen their privacy and data security policies and practices, to help them prevent data security breaches, and to minimize the risks associated therein.
Mallory Petroli is an Associate in the Firm’s Privacy & Data Security and Intellectual Property & Technology Transactions practice groups. Mallory’s practice focuses on global data privacy, data protection, cybersecurity, digital media, direct marketing information management, and other legal and regulatory issues. She focuses on these issues in the context of: (i) advisory matters, such as new privacy and security laws and regulations around the globe (e.g. GDPR, CCPA, COPPA, PIPEDA, GLBA and others) including the enforcement of foreign judgments, as well as (ii) domestic and international technology transactions related to IoT, blockchain, mobile, cloud, data monetization, and other initiatives, including mergers & acquisitions, sourcing, distributor, business partner, and other third party arrangements. Mallory also counsels companies in crisis matters, such as data security events, regulatory and governmental inquiries related to privacy and security issues, internal investigations, litigation-related matters, and prevention measures. Mallory also regularly assists clients on transactional intellectual property matters such as structuring and negotiating technology commercialization deals and IP license agreements. These include strategic alliances, research and development collaborations, trademark licensing and brand merchandising agreements and manufacturing, distribution and marketing arrangements.