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I am a geek at heart. After spending 20 years as a software engineer, I decided to switch directions (while still maintaining geek status) by becoming an attorney who focuses on the intersection of law and technolofy. What does this mean? Well, I assist other attorneys with eDiscovery and other ESI-related issues, I help software companies with licensing agreements and other technology-related contracts; and I work with businesses to help them manage big data and to create employment policies dealing with technology issues such as BYOD and social media.

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  1. Contracts: 50%
  2. Licensing: 35%
  3. Business: 10%
  4. Intellectual Property: 5%

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The Tech Law Firm, PLLC

390 N Orange Ave Ste 2300
Orlando, FL, 32801-1684

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MSAuthorized to practice law201307/30/2013
FLMember in Good Standing201201/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Tech Law Firm, PLLC2012 - Present
ClerkSmothers Law Firm2010 - 2011
Senior Principal Software EngineerSymantec Corp.1997 - 2010
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Solo Practice UniversityFaculty2014 - 2015
Orlando Tech, Inc.Treasurer2014 - 2015
ESI RoundtableOrlando Liaison2013 - 2014
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Information Security & Privacy News: A Publication of the Information Security Committee ABA Section of Science & Technology Law - Summer 2014 Volume 5 Issue 3Establishing a Strategic Framework for Litigation and Risk Mitigation2014
OCBA CLEFlorida’s New eDiscovery Rules and Best Practices for All Cases: Taming the ESI Beast2013
ACEDS Bits+ByesWith Social Media, Mixing Business with Pleasure Makes a Bad Cocktail2013
TechnologyAndJustice bloghttp://www.thetechlawfirm.com/articles/chesteen/Storm%20Clouds%20v%20The%20Cloud%20-%20Donna%20Chesteen.pdf2013
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2012
University of Central FloridaN/AMBA - Master of Business Administration2008
University of Central FloridaComputer ScienceMS - Master of Science1995
University of Southern MississippiComputer ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Solo Practice UniversityeDiscovery for the Solo and Small Law Firm2014
Orlando ESI RoundtableSocial Media & BYOD2014
OCBA Bench Bar ConferenceEthical Implications of Social Media for Lawyters2014
NALA Live WebinarWhose Cloud is it Anyway?2014
Information Governance, Electronic Discovery, and Digital Evidence National InstituteMock Meet and Confer Discussion about Spoliation2014
ARMA Orlando April MeetingPredictive Coding and Information Governance2014
The 2013 Florida Bar Annual ConventionNew E-Discovery Amendments to the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure2013
Major CLE - Technology & IP CommitteesFlorida’s New eDiscovery Rules and Best Practices for All Cases: Taming the ESI Beast2013
CLE - Technology CommitteeLegal Implications of Social Media for Your Clients and Your Firm2013
CLEThe Modern Frankenstein: E-Discovery 1012013
April MeetingThe Legal Implications of Social Media2013
ACEDS 3rd Annual E-Discovery Conference and ExhibitionThe Double-Edged Sword of Social Media -- How to Boost the Bottom Line While Avoiding New Risks2013
ACEDS 3rd Annual E-Discovery Conference and ExhibitionLeveraging the Cloud to Cut Costs Safely, Increase Productivity and Weather E-Discovery2013
ASTD Newsletter InterviewSafely Navigating Technology Waters: Talking with Technology Lawyer Donna ChesteenN/A