Contributors

Jeff Rohlmeier

 

Jeff Rohlmeier is Director of Privacy in the law and public policy department at Motorola Mobility, a Google company. In this capacity, he serves as a lead and coordinator of company-wide privacy compliance-related efforts, including issues arising under various U.S. and global privacy and related data protection laws and industry standards. In particular, he provides guidance to product development, information technology, marketing and others on the privacy implications of their personal information handling and use activities; software and applications; websites; product features; marketing campaigns; third party relationships; employee data practices; and related areas.
Prior to rejoining Motorola (where he earlier held the role of Privacy Compliance Lead with Motorola, Inc.), Mr. Rohlmeier was Chief Privacy Officer at Thomson Reuters. Earlier in his career, Mr. Rohlmeier served as Associate Director of the Office of Technology and Electronic Commerce within the United States Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration in Washington, DC. While at the Commerce Department, he served as point-person for implementation and interpretation of the U.S.-European Union Safe Harbor Privacy Framework; project manager for implementation of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Privacy Framework; and was responsible for monitoring developments and coordinating interagency policy on privacy and related e-commerce policy issues around the world.
Mr. Rohlmeier has authored several articles on international privacy compliance and related topics. While in government, Mr. Rohlmeier earned two Silver Medals for Meritorious Federal Service, presented by Secretaries Evans and Gutierrez respectively. He also completed a six-month detail to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Privacy Office.
Mr. Rohlmeier received his Juris Doctor from the Chicago-Kent College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from Purdue University.
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John Giles

John Giles is a partner with Michalsons Attorneys in Cape Town (South Africa). He is currently helping many organizations understand the impact of privacy issues on their business. He helps them implement effective privacy programs. He has presented at major conferences on the topic. Mr. Giles is an information, communications and technology (ICT) lawyer. He has extensive practical experience applying his knowledge to organizations to help them grow and avoid legal problems, difficulties, and disputes. He is a member of the King III IT Governance Sub-Committee.

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Juliane Messner

Juliane is a founding partner of the gold tier ranked IT/IP/Technology-„Rockstar Boutique” (WTR 1000) GEISTWERT® Rechtsanwälte Lawyers Avvocati in Vienna, Austria. GEISTWERT® was awarded inter alia„Data Protection Law – Law Firm of the Year 2018 – Austria” by Finance Monthly.
Juliane is recommended by LEGAL500, WTR 1000, iam 1000, JUVE, and many more. She is EuroPriSeCertified European Privacy Expert – Legal, and a lecturer for data protection law at the Donau-University Krems, Austria.
Juliane is admitted representing clients in front of courts in Italy and in Austria (including Austrian Supreme Court) and public authorities (including Austrian Trademark and Patent Office) and she works in German, Italian and English.

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Kim G. Hansen

Kim G. Hansen is a founding partner of Integra Law Firm in Copenhagen (Denmark). Mr. Hansen focuses his practice on information technology; intellectual property matters, including protection and strategy, commercialization, licensing and litigation; advice and negotiation on IT-procurement and outsourcing arrangements; information security and privacy compliance; and computer games. His transactional practice includes licensing, outsourcing, research and development arrangements, technology transfer and commercial arrangements that involve general intellectual property and technology issues.

Mr. Hansen has been the President of IT Law Group Europe (2010-2012), and is a former chair of the Association of Danish IT Attorneys, secretary to the Danish Forum for IT-law and a member of the Danish IT Society’s council on IT and law. He holds a Ph.D. in software patents from Aarhus University and a LL.M. in Computer and Information Technology Law from Strathclyde University. Integra Law Firm specializes in IT and IPR matters and is the Danish member of the IT Law Group Europe. Mr. Hansen is admitted to practice before the High courts in Denmark.

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Krzysztof Stefanowicz

Krzysztof Stefanowicz practices law in Warsaw (Poland). Previously, he was a senior partner in Salans Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Groups and the head of the IT/IP practice in Salans Warsaw office.. Mr. Stefanowicz focuses his practice on information technology; intellectual property licensing and litigation/arbitration; advice and negotiation on outsourcing arrangements, including the restructuring of outsourcing agreements; information security and privacy compliance; and intellectual property protection. His transactional practice includes licensing, outsourcing, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial arrangements.

Mr. Stefanowicz has been admitted to practice law in Poland since 1990. He graduated from Warsaw University (Juris Doctor, 1987; Master of Laws, 1978). He was a lecturer at Warsaw University (1978-2004) and at Capital University Columbus, Ohio (USA). The prestigious publications Practical Law Company and European Legal Experts have recognized Mr. Stefanowicz as a leading lawyer in the fields of telecommunications/media law and new technology law, company law, intellectual property law, and court and arbitration proceedings. He is the author of numerous articles and books, and a member of the International Bar Association, ITech Law Association, and the Criminal Law Association. Mr. Stefanowicz also specializes in court and arbitration proceedings before Polish and foreign courts. He is an arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw. He is the vice-president of the Arbitration Court Lewiatan in Warsaw. Mr. Stefanowicz speaks Polish, English, and Russian.

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Laimonas Markauskas

LAIMONAS MARKAUSKAS is a partner in NJORD Law Firm Intellectual Property, IT and Telecom, and Media, Sports and Entertainment Practice Groups in VILNIUS (LITHUANIA). Mr. LAIMONAS MARKAUSKAS focuses his practice on various aspects of intellectual property licensing, protection and litigation, information technology, legal aspects of advertising and protection of privacy; advice and negotiation on various arrangements within his field of practice; information security and privacy compliance; the law of unfair competition and legal issues of marketing. His transactional practice includes licensing, outsourcing, joint ventures, M&A, and commercial arrangements that among other issues involve general intellectual property, privacy and technology issues.

Mr. LAIMONAS MARKAUSKAS is chairman of the Board of the Finish-Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce, member of the Board of the Danish Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania and chairman of the Appeal Committee of the Lithuanian Football Federation. Mr. LAIMONAS MARKAUSKAS is admitted to practice law in 2003.

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Larissa Galimberti

Larissa Galimberti is partner in the São Paulo offices of Pinheiro Neto Advogados. She specializes in tech transactions and licensing with focus on new technologies, e-commerce, software, data analytics, big data and internet of things (IoT), intellectual property, media and entertainment and privacy and data protection matters.

She holds a J.D. (’05) and a Master of Commercial Law (’13) from the University of São Paulo’s Law School and a Master of Laws in Law, Science and Technologyfrom Stanford University (’14). She was a foreign associate at Fenwick & West in California.

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Leonardo Peixoto

Leonardo Peixoto is an associate in the São Paulo offices of Pinheiro Neto Advogados. He specializes in mergers and acquisitions, corporate advisory and technology contracts. He holds a J.D. from Pontifícia Universidade Católica in São Paulo (’12) and is currently concluding a Masters of Business Law in Fundação Getúlio Vargas in São Paulo.

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Magda Cocco

Magda Cocco is a partner in Vieira de Almeida & Associados (www.vda.pt) in Lisbon (Portugal). She is a member of the Telecoms Media & IT practice group. Ms. Cocco focuses her practice on telecommunications, media, e-commerce, and information technology, privacy compliance, information security and cybersecurity. She has in-depth regulatory expertise in telecommunication and media and has been involved in many of the most significant deals in Portugal in this sector. She has also been actively working in the areas of media and information technologies. Ms. Cocco is in charge of privacy, data protection and cybersecurity practice in the firm. In such capacity, she has advised companies from all sectors on several compliance matters.

She has lectured at the Faculty of Law, at Lisbon University, has participated as an invited speaker in several conferences and seminars, and published numerous articles in national and international specialized publications. In 2007, Ms. Cocco received the Iberian Lawyer’s “40 under forty” award for the best young lawyers in Iberia. She is a member of the Portuguese Bar Association and the Portuguese Association for the Development of Communications.

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Marc Gallardo

Marc Gallardo is the Founder and Managing Partner of Lexing Spain. Admitted to the Barcelona Bar in 1998, Marc Gallardo works on legal issues relating to IT, including legal aspects concerning the Internet, computers, software, telecommunications, marketing, IP, privacy and data protection.

Marc Gallardo is the President of the Privacy and Person Digital Rights Commission of the UIA (International Association of Lawyers) and the Vice-President of the Intellectual Property Commission at the Barcelona Bar.

A member of the IAPP Advisory Certification Board, Marc has obtained the CIPP/E and the CIPP/IS credentials issued by the IAPP. He also chairs the IAPP Barcelona Chapter.

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