- 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
- 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;
- Collaborating with product and engineering to develop client-facing
and internal features
- 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
2017 - Present
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
and evaluate data assets, provide thought leadership around
data communication strategy.
legal departments to
scale without adding
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
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
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
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
Dubick Web Development, Cleveland, OH
Designed, developed, and maintained database-driven websites
for private and public clients using PHP, MySQL, Apache, Java,
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
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.
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.
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.