Theodore F. Claypoole

Professional Biography

As a Partner of the Firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, Ted leads the firm’s IP Transaction Team, as well as data breach incident response teams in the public and private sectors. Ted addressed information security risk management, and cross-border data transfer issue, including those involving the European Union and the Data Protection Safe Harbor. He also negotiates and prepares business process outsourcing, distribution, branding, software development, hosted application and electronic commerce agreements for all types of companies.

Ted currently serves as Chair of the American Bar Association’s Cyberspace Committee in the Business Law Section, and has recently co-authored the books  Privacy in the Age of Big Data: Recognizing Threats, Defending Your Rights and Protecting Your Family and Protecting Your Internet Identity: Are You Naked Online? with Theresa Payton.

His practice includes media and advertising issues, especially online, mobile platforms and on social networks. He solves legal problems in payment systems and financial data processing. Advising clients on complex intellectual property development and licensing programs, he builds strategic technology and marketing alliances.

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Theodore F. Claypoole was selected as a 2019 National Law Review Go-To Thought Leader for his work covering cybersecurity and other privacy concerns with a broad and often funny perspective. His interesting and relevant work calls up many issues in Artificial Intelligence (AI), privacy regulation and other tech-related issues, and demonstrates how these elements can have a significant legal impact.


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