Key Qualifications
  • Technically savvy, Privacy-Forward™ thought leader
  • Sought out strategic adviser with outstanding legal judgment
  • Analytical, insight-driven, and results-oriented problem-solver
  • Thorough researcher, efficiently balancing the need for broad exploration and deep understanding
  • Excellent technical and legal communicator and intermediary
  • Multi-faceted attorney with public, private, and in-house experience
Representative Skills
Unique Methodology
Identifying challenges and latent opportunities; restructuring data and privacy practices; proposing strategies and tactics
Technical Design
Advising technical leadership on best practices for database and system design; implementing privacy-by-design
Product
Collaborating with product and engineering to develop client-facing and internal features
Investigation
Developing theories to explain data trends and formulating procedures to validate theories
Privacy Strategy
Developing Privacy-Forward™ strategies to increase revenue; ensuring compliance; performing industry-standard self-certification; developing and delivering training
Work Experience
2017 - Present
Principal  Dubick Consulting / Dubick Law, New York, NY
  • Data and privacy expert providing data consulting services and related legal work to tech companies.
  • - Privacy: Work with companies committed to protecting consumer privacy become Privacy Forward™ by rethinking the data lifecycle from engineering through communication.
  • - Data: Assess and evaluate data assets, provide thought leadership around privacy and data communication strategy.
  • - Legal: Work with legal departments to scale without adding headcount.
2015 - 2016
General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer  Magnetic, New York, NY
  • Handled all legal and privacy matters for a global advertising and marketing technology company.
  • - Privacy-Forward™ approach: Designed and implemented aggressive yet practical privacy strategies and policies; ensured integration of data and platform resulting from strategic 2015 merger adhered to privacy best practices and NAI/DAA codes/principles; liaised regularly with industry self-regulators.
  • - Product Design: Implemented privacy by design; regularly advised product and engineering on best practices and partnered with them to achieve optimal solutions.
  • - Communication: Created and maintained privacy/legal intranet to communicate and educate employees across the company; regularly advised and trained ad operations, sales, and engineering on best practices.
  • - Streamlined deal cycles: Led cross-team groups in developing business practices and procedures to reduce legal risk and streamline deal cycles; developed and implemented self-serve contracting strategy; reviewed and negotiated strategic contracts quickly and efficiently.
  • - Legal services at scale: Established legal department and designed legal intranet to deliver legal services at scale; consolidated and coordinated outsourcing of appropriate legal matters within budget.
  • - Strategic adviser: Served as strategic partner and adviser to executive team and Board; advised on all areas of legal risk; developed litigation strategy and managed all litigation.
2013 - 2015
Senior Associate  Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP, New York, NY
  • Developed and litigated complex data and privacy, antitrust, and securities class actions: worked with experts; drafted complaints, motions, briefs, and discovery requests; took depositions; argued motions in federal court; and negotiated discovery and settlements. Regularly coordinated and collaborated with co-lead counsel in high-stakes matters, expanded firm expertise and practice areas by forging strategic alliances and developing new cases, and managed associates and paralegals.
  • - Privacy and Data Security Litigation: Developed and expanded theories of liability arising from companies' failure to protect and secure consumer data; investigated and examined corporate practices and policies, contracts, public statements, and marketing and advertising materials.
  • - Antitrust and Securities: Developed new cases and legal theories; liaised with the U.S. Department of Justice in follow-on litigation; advised clients regarding anticompetitive implications of mergers, contractual clauses, and various internal business documents.
2008 - 2013
Trial Attorney; Special Assistant United States Attorney  U.S. Department of Justice, DC / VA / NY
  • Reviewed, investigated, and challenged mergers and anticompetitive conduct with a focus on data, technology, and financial markets. Led and shaped civil and criminal investigations; collaborated with federal agents and economists; drafted internal recommendations and civil and criminal court documents; and took depositions.
  • - U.S. Attorney's Office Detail: 2011 detailee to the Eastern District of Virginia. First chaired two trials, appeared in court regularly, and collaborated with federal agents to develop and prosecute criminal cases.
  • - Mergers: Served as lead attorney and held leadership roles on significant software merger investigations involving business-to-business software, security-grade biometrics, patent portfolio acquisitions, business-to-consumer software, and advertising technology.
  • - Anticompetitive practices (civil): Investigated technology and financial markets for anticompetitive conduct stemming from data licensing and other agreements. Liaised with federal financial regulators and negotiated international discovery issues. Developed investigative strategies for unearthing critical facts hidden among millions of documents.
  • - Anticompetitive practices (criminal): Investigated and prosecuted price-fixing, bid-rigging, and market allocation agreements. Negotiated plea agreements with corporate counsel.
2007 - 2008
Law Clerk  Honorable Ann Aldrich, U.S. District Court, Cleveland, OH
  • Handled cases from motions practice through trial in addition to drafting appellate opinions when Judge Aldrich sat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
2002 - 2004
Principal  Dubick Web Development, Cleveland, OH
  • Designed, developed, and maintained database-driven websites for private and public clients using PHP, MySQL, Apache, Java, JavaScript, and proprietary libraries.
2001 - 2002
Founder, Software Engineer  IdeaLab: Newbury Networks, Boston, MA
  • Worked with IdeaLab team to develop patent-pending enterprise software to track clients over 802.11x wireless networks. Developed extensible and customizable MVC based user interface; standardized all aspects of product UI. Directed content for pilot software deployment and award-winning DemoMobile conference presentation. Performed market research and analysis on applications of wireless technology; fleshed out numerous case studies to inform the company's technological direction.
2000 - 2001
Webmaster  IdeaLab: Refer.com, Boston, MA
  • Responsible for design of online referral service founded by IdeaLab that targeted both business and consumer markets. Dramatically reduced time-to-market for site changes from two weeks to minutes by developing content management system. Initiated site usability study and leveraged results to guide site redesign.
Education
2007
The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law JD, magna cum laude
  • Approximately top 6%; Order of the Coif; Ohio State Law Journal, Editor/Executive Board; merit scholarship recipient.
2000
Harvard College BA, cum laude
  • John Harvard Scholar; coursework and research position at MIT Media Lab.
Speaking, Publications, Distinctions, and Admissions
  • Speaking: The Power of the Purse, NYC Bar (2016); Business Pointers for Women in the Law, wePLn (2015); Antitrust Cartels, Federal Bar Council (2015); Lecture on Judicial Discretion, Department of Political Science, Cleveland State University (2008); The Future of Wireless Technology, Siggraph (2003).
  • Publications:"Perspective on Marketing, Self-Regulation and Childhood Obesity: FTC and HHS Call on Industry to Market More Responsibly." 13.2 American Bar Association Consumer Protection Update 19 (2006).
  • Distinctions: Selected to New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2015).
  • Bar Admissions: New York (active); Ohio (inactive); S.D.N.Y., E.D.N.Y., 3d Cir., 4th Cir.