Privacy Law

Our experts provide guidance on regulatory issues involving privacy laws such as GDPR, CCPA, CDPA, and others. We have supported companies from the fortune 50 to startups with scoping the requirements for privacy programs and we continuously support the program once launched.

Risk Advisory 

We support technologists in buying or building their products by advising on compliance, risk, and data privacy protections.  Whether you are building a new application, a new business vertical, or just running your business, we can provide the legal direction your team needs to get going.

Business Law

Our Corporate practice supports the legal backbone of budding enterprises. We handle business formation, preparation and negotiations of transaction documents, and advising sellers and buyers in all types of mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. 

About BD Emerson Legal Group

Through years of working on complex technology problems and M&A activities, BD Emerson was formed by partners who understood that the market was missing a law firm that could work with every team within your corporation to advise on complicated issues. Our partners understand that every client requires discretion and expert guidance. 

Our Services

Our experts provide legal guidance on the requirements from privacy regulations.

Regulatory Compliance

From discovery to compliance, we are ready to support your compliance program. 

Mergers & Acquisitions

Our M&A team provides full lifecycle transaction support for buyers and sellers.

Contract Negotiations

From technology transactions to services, we provide end-to-end contract support.

Risk Advisory

We can work with you to assess strategic and operational risks as well as legal.

Business Formation

We handle all types of business formations including operating agreements and filings.

Our Team

Partner

Julie E. Bishop ESQ., CISSP, FIP

About me

Julie Bishop is an experienced attorney in commercial, technology transactions, and data privacy practices. She has been practicing law for over 25 years, with most of her experience as an in house attorney in public and private companies focused in the technology space.

Before joining BD Emerson Legal Group, Julie was Vice President and Global Lead Counsel, of Data Privacy, Information Security and Regulatory Compliance at Avanade Inc. (a joint venture between Microsoft and Accenture), where she led a team of attorneys responsible for regulatory compliance across 23 affiliate entities.

Experience
  • In-house Counsel
  • Privacy Programs
  • Security Audits
Focus Areas

Technology Transactions, Negotiations, Privacy, Security

Focus Areas
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Fellow in Privacy (FIP)
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP-US, CIPP-E)
  • Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM)

Partner

Elizabeth Galletta ESQ., CIPP-US

About me

Elizabeth counsels clients in data privacy, cybersecurity and corporate matters. Elizabeth also has experience in agreements concerning all aspects of intellectual property and brings significant experience in conducting due diligence review of IP assets in asset purchase transactions. Her skill was instrumental in helping a client close a deal to acquire a Fortune 500 company’s lighting division.

In the privacy and cybersecurity space, Elizabeth provides skilled counsel to clients on how to access, collect, store, protect and transfer electronic data. She holds the Certified Information Privacy Professional – U.S. private-sector (CIPP/US) credential awarded by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Experience
  • Data Breach Response
  • Privacy Programs
  • Planning and Prevention
Focus Areas

Data Breaches, Corporate Governance, Regulatory Compliance, Litigations/Government Investigations

Certifications
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional – United States (CIPP-US)

Partner

Dave Menard ESQ.

About me

Dave is a founding Partner at BD Emerson Legal Group. Prior to founding BD Emerson, Dave was a partner with Murtha Cullina, LLP and served as the Chair of that firm’s Business and Finance Department. David has experience ranging from guiding start-ups in diverse industries to managing complex multi-national transactions. Over the past 5 years, David has led transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $1 billion, and has provided guidance for more than 125 individual emerging companies. Recently, David led the legal team for Savant Systems in its acquisition of General Electric Lighting. He regularly leads teams of attorneys from a variety of practice areas in a manner designed to ensure clients receive comprehensive and efficient solutions.

Dave guides companies at all stages of their life-cycle, from formation to exit, whether by sale, generational transfer or otherwise. David assists business with business transactions of every type, including organization, agreements among owners, commercial agreements including supply and distribution chains, and international agreements.

Experience
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Corporate Legal Services
  • Business Transactions
Highlight

Listed as leading Corporate/M&A lawyer in Chambers USA, Chambers & Partners-Publishing (Chambers.com)

Latest news

In David Karling, et. Al. v. Samsara, Inc., a federal court in the Northern District of Illinois has declined to dismiss a class action complaint brought under the Illinois Biometric Information & Privacy Act (“BIPA”), by a truck driver against a maker of facial recognition
CDPA requires that businesses only hold the pieces of data they need for a specific purpose and necessary to achieve that purpose; these principles are commonly referred to
Unique among state laws, the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) creates a private right of action for "any person aggrieved" by a violation of the statute and provides for statutory damages of $1,000 for a negligent violation to $5,000

Contact us

We are looking forward to working with you soon. Contact us now to learn more. 

Address

6 Harding Ln,  Fiskdale, Massachusetts 01518