IP and Technology attorney/shareholder at Sheehan Phinney's Boston office. I am a member of the Management Committee and chair the firm's Corporate Department. My practice concentrates on the rapidly changing areas of technology and intellectual property transactions, litigation and counseling.
A significant portion of my practice involves advising clients on matters involving intellectual property protection, licensing and transferring, electronic contracting, social media, data security regulation and compliance, software development and licensing, SaaS transactions, online sweepstakes and contests, consumer privacy, web site development, maintenance and hosting, co-branding, strategic alliances, data protection and electronic communications in the workplace.
In the social media arena, my practice includes advising clients on the development and implementation of social media guidelines and compliance programs associated with uses of social media, negotiating, securing and clearing intellectual property rights, drafting and negotiating agreements relating to advertising, marketing and other promotional activities conducted across various multimedia platforms, and otherwise facilitating and advancing marketing strategies and campaigns involving social media.
My practice also includes litigation involving non-competition agreements, theft of trade secrets, unfair and deceptive business practices, and trademark and copyright infringement in both state and federal courts. I also practice before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
I lecture and write regularly on intellectual property, Internet, e-commerce, electronic communications, social media and related topics.
I am admitted to practice in Massachusetts, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
Languages Spoken: Spanish
Licensed since 1988
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Super Lawyer||Selected "Super Lawyer" in the field of Intellectual Property by Law & Politics||N/A|
|20 on the Move, Hispanic Executives Making an Impact in Boston||Boston Business Journal and El Planeta||N/A|
|Top Ten Corporate Lawyers in Boston||Women's Business Boston||N/A|
|Top Ten Women Lawyers in Boston||Women's Business Boston||N/A|
|Diversity Heroes Award||Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and Massachusetts Bar Association||N/A|
|Law Primeras Award||Massachusetts Hispanic Bar Association||N/A|
|Shareholder/Management Committee/Corporate Department Chair||Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green, PA||2002 - Present|
|Partner - IP /Chair of Internet and Technology Practice Group||Burns & Levinson, LLP||1988 - 2013|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|South Shore Chamber of Commerce||Women's Business Connection Steering Committee||2012 - Present|
|South Shore Hospital||Board of Directors||2012 - Present|
|South Shore Health and Educational Corporation||Board of Directors||2012 - 2012|
|South Shore Chamber of Commerce||Governing Body of ATHENAPowerLink® Business Mentoring Program||2011 - Present|
|Boston Bar Association||Beacon Award Nominating Committee||2010 - 2010|
|Wellesley College||Development and Outreach Council||2007 - 2010|
|South Shore Women’s Business Network||President/Board of Directors||2006 - 2007|
|Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting - ALPFA||Advisory Board of Boston Chapter||2005 - 2007|
|Boston Bar Association||Boston Bar Journal's Board of Editors - Chair||2001 - 2004|
|Boston Bar Foundation||Board of Trustees||2001 - 2003|
|Boston Bar Association||Council||1999 - 2002|
|Boston College Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1988|
|Wellesley College||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1985|