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DLA Piper LLP (US)

200 SOUTH BISCAYNE BOULEVARD, SUITE 2500, MIAMI, FL 33131-5341, USA
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Carol Umhoefer

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Work 1 305 423 8528
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DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Intellectual Property and Technology

Position

Partner

Career

Carol Umhoefer’s practice encompasses information technology, e-commerce and commercial matters as well as related regulatory compliance issues.

 

Carol counsels clients on all aspects of IT regulations, including data protection, privacy, cyber security, document retention and encryption, notably as related to multi-national audit and compliance programs, whistleblowing and e-discovery.

 

Carol also regularly assists clients with commercial contract drafting, negotiation and termination, as well as e-commerce matters. She assists clients with regulatory compliance and investigations, in particular with respect to consumer protection issues, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

Education

JD, Harvard Law School; BA, University of Wisconsin


United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection)

Within: Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection)

DLA Piper LLP (US)¬†assists clients with compliance in relation to transnational, federal and state privacy and security regulations, industry best practices and self-regulatory initiatives. Based in Washington DC, practice head Jim Halpert¬†has been advising the State Privacy and Security Coalition on stopping a number of bills which reintroduced at the state level asymmetrical ISP-only privacy rules from the FCC, repealed by Congress in March 2018.¬† Miami-based¬†Carol Umhoefer¬†has been assisting Pfizer with all aspects of its GDPR compliance program, while Atlanta-based Saxby Chambliss¬†has been working with the US Chamber of Commerce on a report on the importance of reducing barriers to transnational sharing of cybersecurity threat information. San Francisco‚Äôs Rena Mears, who is well versed in privacy and cybersecurity assessments, program and control design, data mapping and program and vendor-risk management, is another key contact.¬†Margo Tank¬†joined the Washington DC office from¬†Buckley LLP¬†in January 2018, and¬†Andrew Serwin,¬†‚Äėa person of rare skills', joined the San Diego office from Morrison & Foerster LLP¬†in 2019.

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